VH-OEB (Qantas) retirement from fleet and stored at TUP

June 6, 2019

VH-OEB (Qantas) was retirement on June 2, 2019 after flying for commercial flight on QF73 to San Francisco from Sydney.
VH-OEB was the oldest aircraft on Qantas in 2019. This aircraft transferred from Asiana Airlines it was delivered on June 1993.

VH-OEB moved to Qantas fleet on May 1998, and after about 20 years it was flying for Qantas.
It had a special configuration in the cabin. Normally there is not first class seat on original Qantas 747-400 but OEB had 14 of first class seats.

After flew on QF73, OEB was ferried to Los Angeles with QF6021 and entered to the Qantas hanger at LAX.
They did remove the title and tail logos at LAX and on June 6 it was ferried to Tupelo with QF6021.

After VH-OEB retirement, They are having 7 of 747-400 series and planning to all of 747-400 retirement until end of 2020.

Aircraft Information

VH-OEB – Boeing 747-48E – Qantas / Delivered on June 24, 1993 and moved to Qantas on May 29, 1998