13 July 2009
A privately-owned 767-238ER, N673BF (c/n 23402), is at HNL, that arrived from SFO yesterday.
N673BF began as a Qantas airliner, registered as VH-EAN, and delivered in May 1986. VH-EAN was withdrawn from its service with Qantas in June 2004. It was taken up by WLD, re-registered as N773WD, and stored at MHV (Mojave, CA). In November 2006, the Wilmington Trust Company acquired ownership of the 762, and re-registered it as N673BF. It is unknown who uses the jet, but has been speculated that it's leased by Google.
On its way to MHV, VH-EAN made a stop at HNL from its flight from SYD in July 2004 (five years ago!?!). I got this shot as VH-EAN rested on the north ramp hardstands. Note the kangaroo tail logo was painted over but retained the Qantas titles.