Qantas Lockheed L1049 Super Constellation VH-EAD
Cooks RiverTerminal & QEA Maintenance - now Qantas Maintenance & Domestic TerminalsRunway 07/29Runway 07/29

Qantas Empire Airways Lockheed L1049 Super Constellation VH-EAD (c/n 4607) in flight above Sydney/Kingsford Smith airport in June 1958. The main runway at this time is 07/25, running from bottom left to top right in this photo. Below the aircraft, the Cooks River has been diverted (it used to run parallel to the shoreline and exit near where the nose of the aircraft is), but the extension into Botany Bay of the cross runway, 16/34, has not yet commenced. Above the aircraft is the terminal area, with the QEA maintenance area to the left.

VH-EAD, delivered as an L1049-E-55, was acquired by Qantas on 26 November 1955 and named Southern Dawn. It was modified to L1049E-01-55 standard, and later to L1049G. It was disposed of to Lockheed on 15 March 1960. It is seen here with a white uppper fuselage, red cheat-line and titling, and natural metal lower fuselage and wings.

(Photo: Qantas/CAHS collection)

Click here to see a photo of an earlier L749 Constellation VH-EAB

Click here to see another L1049 Super Constellation VH-EAO


This poster was produced to advertise the introduction of the Super Constellation, commencing in 1954.