22 July 2020

Qantas Retires Their 747s

Qantas Airways retired its 747 fleet today. It ends the 49-year with the "Queen Of The Skies" that began with 747-238B, VH-EBC (c/n 20011, l/n 162) in October 1971. Qantas has served HNL with four variants: -238B, -SP38, -338, and -438.

VH-OEJ "Wunala" (c/n 32914, l/n 1331) is making one last flight from SYD to LAX as QFA7474 today.

747-338, VH-EBT "City of Wagga Wagga" (c/n 23222, l/n 602), taxiing on Taxiway RT in 2005.

747-438, VH-OEI "Ceduna" (c/n 32913, l/n 1330), about to touchdown on Runway 8L in 2019.

1 comment:

Mark said...

Hi guys...your comment "that began with 747-238B VH-EBC" is not accurate. QF's first 747 was -238B VH-EBA (which was named "City of Canberra") as per this excellent historic website about it: http://www.aussieairliners.org/b-747/vh-eba/vheba.html