VH-RMD. Boeing 727-77. c/n 18844-171.

 

This aircraft was the last of three aircraft ordered new by Ansett Transport Industries - February 01, 1963

First flown at Seattle - August 06, 1965

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-RMD - August 20, 1965

Departed Seattle on the delivery flight to Australia - August 20, 1965

Arrived Melbourne (Essendon) on completion of the delivery flight - August 23, 1985

Delivery route: Seattle - San Francisco - Honolulu - Canton Island - Nadi - Sydney - Melbourne

Flight crew: Captains N. Murdoch, J. McRobbie, K. McFadden, U. Egerton

Navigator: W. C. Kennedy; F/E: M. Perry and J. Gill

Operated first revenue service - August 27, 1965

Ansett-A.N.A. was renamed Ansett Airlines of Australia - November 01, 1968

This aircraft was the first Boeing 727 to acquire the new Ansett Airlines of Australia 'delta' livery - June 27, 1969

Returned to service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Brisbane as AN8 - June 29, 1969

Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd, Melbourne - November 25, 1969

Operated Ansett's first Boeing 727 service Perth - Cocos Islands replacing Lockheed Electras - March 11, 1971

Operated final revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN39 - March 30, 1979

Withdrawn from use and stored at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport

Sold to International Air Leases - July 25, 1979

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to the United States - July 25, 1979

Arrived Miami on completion of the ferry flight - July 27, 1979

Ferry route: Melbourne - Nadi - Pago Pago - Hilo - Los Angeles - Miami

Flight crew: Captains M. Wheaton, B. Porter; F/E K. Friar; Navigator B. S. McEwen

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - July 31, 1979

Leased to Transbrasil SA Linhas Aereas as the registered operator - August 1979

Entered onto the Brazilian Aircraft Register as PT-TCC - September 30, 1979

Sold to Transbrasil SA Linhas Aeras - February 1982

Sold to Corsair Inc - December 14, 1989

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N133CA - February 14, 1990

Lease to Aerochaqui SA, Peru as the registered operator - February 1990

Ownership transferred to Avengair Inc when Corsair was renamed

Returned to Avengair on termination of the lease - August 05, 1990

Leased Americana de Aviacion, Peru - May 1991

The aircraft was named 'Almirante Grau'

Returned to Avengair on termination of the lease - March 10, 1993

Aircraft was stored at Lima, Peru

Registered to Avengair Inc, Belleview, WA - June 23, 1994

Observed at Lima, Peru in old Americana livery being dismantled - October 31, 1994

Observed without wings and engines at Lima, Peru - October 02, 2005

Remains stored in very poor condition at Lima, Peru - August 11, 2007

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - November 20, 2012

 

VH-RMD. Ansett-ANA - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 1968.

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VH-RMD. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1970.

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VH-RMD. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, April 1970.

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VH-RMD. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, December 1972.

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VH-RMD. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, February 1977.

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VH-RMD. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1978.

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VH-RMD. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1978.

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VH-RMD. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1979.

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VH-RMD. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1979.

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VH-RMD. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1979.

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VH-RMD. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1979.

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VH-RMD. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1979.

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VH-RMD. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1979.

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VH-RMD. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, April 1979.

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