VH-RMM. Boeing 727-277. c/n 21647-1436.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Ansett Transport Industries - ?

First flown - January 12, 1979

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-RMM - January 29, 1979

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

Departed Seattle on the delivery flight to Australia - January 29, 1979

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - February 02, 1979

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

Flight crew: Captains A. Groser, E. Mackay, B. Lethbridge; F/E J. Crago; Navigator B. S. McEwen

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - February 07, 1979

Utilised as the back-up aircraft for international operations by Cook Islands and Polynesian Airlines

Operated final revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) - April 19, 1989

Withdrawn from use having flown 27,970 hours and 21,619 cycles

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to the United States as AN27 - April 21, 1989

Arrived Seattle (Paine Field) on completion of the ferry flight - April 30, 1989

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

Flight crew: Captains C. Bird, C. Baker, W. J. Downes; F/E N. Drysdale; LAMEs G. Kearns, R. Stait

Sold to Federal Express - May 1989

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 15, 1989

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N244FE - ?

Converted to freighter configuration during 1989

The aircraft was named 'Crystal'

Withdrawn from use - November 2011

Ferried Memphis - Victorville for storage - November 17, 2011

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - August 27, 2013

Scrapped at Victorville

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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VH-RMM. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery with additional 'Commonwealth Games Brisbane 1982' titles at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, November 1980.

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VH-RMM. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery with additional 'Commonwealth Games Brisbane 1982' titles at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, November 1980.

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VH-RMM. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery with additional 'Commonwealth Games Brisbane 1982' titles at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, November 1980.

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VH-RMM. Ansett - in the basic 'Southern Cross' livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

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

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VH-RMM. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 1983.

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VH-RMM. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery with additional '50 Years Birthday' titles at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, April 1985.

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VH-RMM. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery with additional '50 Years Birthday' titles at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 1985.

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VH-RMM. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, December 1985.

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VH-RMM. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1987.

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N244FE. Federal Express - in the old livery at an unknown airport, May 1990.

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N244FE. Federal Express - in the old livery at an unknown airport, December 1997.

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