VH-RMK. Boeing 727-277A. c/n 21178-1237.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Ansett Transport Industries - ?

First flown at Seattle - December 03, 1976

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-RMK - December 10, 1976

Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd, Melbourne

Departed Seattle on the delivery flight to Australia - December 10, 1976

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) aon completion of the delivery flight - December 13, 1976

Delivery route: Seattle - San Francisco - Hilo - Pago Pago - Nadi - Melbourne

Flight crew: Captains E. Mackay, N. Murdoch, T. F. Frizell; F/E G. Lynch, J. Crago; Navigator W. C. Kennedy

Operated first revenue service - December 20, 1976

Converted to Ansett 'Retrofit' standard - December 09, 1981

Was the lead aircraft in the four plane Memorial Fly-Past for the late Sir R. M. Ansett - February 15, 1982

Operated final revenue service Sydney - Melbourne (Tullamarine) (Captain D. Ferguson) - October 23, 1988

Withdrawn from use at Melbourne (Tullamarine) having flown 34,145 hours and 26,157 cycles

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to the United States as AN27 - October 26, 1988

Ferry route: Melbourne - Sydney - Apia - Kailua/Kona - Oakland - Seattle (Paine Field)

Flight crew: Captains C. Bird, B. Dewar, R. K. Dorman; F/E B. Hill; LAME S. George

Sold to Federal Express - December 12, 1988

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - December 12, 1988

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N242FE - December 14, 1988

Converted to freighter configuration - September / October 1989

The aircraft was named 'Brittney'

Withdrawn from service and stored at Victorville - August 2008

The aircraft's nose section was removed and donated to The Museum of Flying, Santa Monica - October 07, 2009

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - October 14, 2009

Scrapped

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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VH-RMK. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, April 1980.

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VH-RMK. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery with additional 'Commonwealth Games Brisbane 1982' titles at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 1981.

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VH-RMK. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1982.

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VH-RMK. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery with additional 'Commonwealth Games Brisbane 1982' titles at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 1982.

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VH-RMK. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, September 1983.

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VH-RMK. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1984.

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