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22495 / 505 – Production List

747SP Production list


Chronological order of events
Dates in Black are considered exact and dates in Red are approximate.

1980-01-16    Other Order placed by Qantas
1981-01-11VH-EAAQantas  First Flight  
1981-01-19VH-EAAQantasOld, white registration Delivered  
1981-01-21VH-EAAQantas City of Gold Coast / TweedOtherPAEAircraft named.
1981-01-21VH-EAAQantas City of Gold Coast / TweedOtherPAEDeparted as QF501D on it's delivery flight. Route: PAE-HNL-SYD.
Crew: Capt L.W. Clark, Capt A.E. Bones
1981-01-23VH-EAAQantas City of Gold Coast / TweedSeenSYDArrived on delivery flight.
1981-01-25VH-EAAQantas  SeenOOLopen for public inspection
1981-01-26VH-EAAQantas  SeenBNEOpen for public inspection
1981-01-31VH-EAAQantasOriginal, white registrationCity of Gold Coast TweedSeenWLG 
1981-02-01VH-EAAQantasOriginal, white registrationCity of Gold Coast TweedSeenMELPhoto
1981-02-06VH-EAAQantas  SeenSYDOperated inaugural flight SYD-WLG as QF55
1981-02-18VH-EAAQantasOriginal, white registrationCity of Gold Coast TweedSeenSYDPhoto
1981-06-09VH-EAAQantasOriginal, white registrationCity of Gold Coast TweedSeenSYD 
1981-11-01VH-EAAQantasOriginal, black registration, Brisbane 1982City of Gold Coast TweedSeenSYDRolled out with Brisbane 82 logo
1982-04-17VH-EAAQantasOriginal, black registration, Brisbane 1982City of Gold Coast TweedSeen Photo
1982-08-12VH-EAAQantas  FerriedPAEFerried via HNL to PAE for Rolls Royce RB211-524-DE engine refit
1982-09-11VH-EAAQantasOriginal, black registration, Brisbane 1982City of Gold Coast TweedSeenSYDPhoto
1986-08-17VH-EAAQantasOriginal, black registrationCity of Gold Coast TweedSeenMELPhoto
1990-01-01VH-EAAQantasNew c/s, "The Spirit of Australia"City of Gold Coast TweedSeen Repainted into "Spirit of Australia" livery
1990-03-01VH-EAAQantas  For Sale Aircraft offered for sale, continues to operate as a back-up aircraft for the fleet.
1992-01-26VH-EAAQantasNew c/s, "The Spirit of Australia" SeenAMSPhoto
1993-12-01VH-EAAQantas"The Spirit of Australia" with Sydney 2000 sticker.City of Gold Coast TweedSeen  
1994-03-20VH-EAAQantas  OtherSYDOperated last revenue service SIN-BNE-SYD as QF52
1994-03-25VH-EAAAustralia Asia  Leased  
1994-03-26VH-EAAAustralia Asia  OtherTPEInaugural service SYD-TPE as QF135
1994-06-01VH-EAAAustralia Asia City of Gold Coast TweedSeenBNEPhoto
1995-03-01VH-EAAAustralia Asia City of Gold Coast TweedSeen Photo
1995-10-09VH-EAAAustralia Asia  IncidentSYDLoss of separation
Read story and report about the incident
1996-01-01VH-EAAAustralia Asia  SeenPERPhoto
1996-02-01VH-EAAAustralia Asia  SeenBNEPhoto
1996-04-01VH-EAAAustralia Asia  SeenMELPhoto
1996-06-27VH-EAAQantas  Returned  
1997-01-01VH-EAAQantas  For Sale Listed by Qantas as being FOR SALE.
1998-03-01VH-EAAQantasNew subtitle: The Australian AirlineCity of Gold Coast / TweedSeenMELPhoto
2000-01-01VH-EAAQantas  SeenNKMLanding
2001-04-22VH-EAAQantas  Incident Doors failed to disarm after landing.
Read story and report about the incident
2001-11-13VH-EAAQantas  Incident Aircraft yawed abruptly to the right and rolled
Read story and report about the incident
2001-12-04VH-EAAQantas City of Gold Coast / TweedSeenBNEPhoto
2002-02-23VH-EAAQantas  Retired Last service flight for Qantas. Operated SIN-CGK-SYD as QF42/22
2002-03-04VH-EAAQantas  FerriedMZJSYD-HNL-MZJ
Listen to ATC as she takesoff and climbs out of SYD.
2002-03-05VH-EAAQantas  StoredMZJ 
2002-03-27VH-EAA   Reg Cancelled Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register
2002-04-01VH-EAA   SeenMZJEngines removed and ferried to Qantas in Sydney
2002-07-01 No titlesRed tail, no registration SeenMZJ 
2002-07-25    ScrappedMZJAircraft broken up.
75,238 hours and 14,011 cycles