HC-AZJ / FAE2004
|01APR58||Ordered by Qantas|
|10AUG59||Application for CofR and CofA by Qantas Empire Airways Ltd (Source: 1)|
|23SEP59||Aircraft weighed at Burbank (Source: 1)|
|30OCT59||CofR 3277 and CofA 3277 issued to Qantas as VH-ECB (Source: 1)|
|07NOV59||Arrived Sydney on delivery to Qantas as "Pacific Explorer" (Capt A.J. Bird) (Source: Qantas News July 1984)|
|19DEC59||Operated the first Electra flight from Sydney to Hong Kong via Port Moresby, Biak and Manila. (Source: "The Australian Air Mail Catalogue")|
|11OCT60||T.T. 2212.25 hours (Source: 1)|
|12DEC60||Entered LEAP as LEAP #46 QEA-2|
|04OCT61||Operated inaugural service Sydney to Christchurch (Capt A.L. Gay) (Source: "The Australian Air Mail Catalogue")|
|08OCT61||Operated inaugural service Melbourne to Auckland|
|09OCT61||T.T. 4345.49 hours (Source: 1)|
|20SEP62||T.T. 5810.54 hours (Source: 1)|
|16SEP63||T.T. 7252.22 hours (Source: 1)|
|04OCT63||Operated inaugural service Melbourne to Wellington. Commanded by Capt P.L. Oakley. Flight time 4.5 hours|
|10SEP64||T.T. 9386.06 hours (Source: 1)|
|26APR67||Blew a tyre on landing at Essendon|
|14AUG67||Departed Sydney as VH-ECB on delivery flight to Santa Ana, USA commanded by Capt A.L. Gay. Routed via Nadi and Honolulu.|
|17AUG67||Cancelled from Australian register|
|18AUG67||Change of ownership to Air California as N385AC|
|04DEC68||Sold to GATX-Booth Aircraft Corp and leased to Air California|
|19MAR69||Sold to Aircraft Holdings|
|07NOV69||Sold to F B Ayer & Associates|
|17DEC69||Sold to Universal Trading Corp of Panama|
|70||Stored at Fort Worth, Texas|
|71||Stored at Tucson, Arizona|
|16SEP71||Struck off US register|
|12JAN72||Sold to F B Ayer & Associates|
|JAN72||Leased to Intermountain Aviation|
|23APR73||Recertified in Experimental category to test Sperry radiometric system under contract to Lockheed|
|12NOV73||Sold to WHARFCA Inc|
|73-74||Leased to Ecuatoriana as HC-AZJ|
|14JUL74||Sold to F.B. Ayer and Associates|
|06AUG74||Delivered to TAME as HC-AZJ / FAE2004 named "Pichincha"|
|23APR84||Seen at Quito in new TAME colour scheme|
|17SEP85||Seen at Quito|
|20JUN87||Seen at Miami operating an Ecuatoriana flight|
|NOV88||Still in service with TAME|
|04SEP89||Damaged in belly landing at Taura, Ecuador|
|File C3905/2 VH/ECA Pts 1 & 2 (21) N.A.A., Chester Hill|
Added a new image of VH-ECB thanks to Peter Gates.
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Added an image of the aircraft in Intermountain colours thanks to Peter Gates.
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Added two images of the aircraft in different TAME liveries thanks to Peter Gates.
Added several new references extracted from file C3905/2 VH/ECB (22) N.A.A., Chester Hill by Chris O'Neill.
Added LEAP details thanks to Pete Clukey.
Additional material thanks to John Wilson.
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