VH-RMP. Boeing 727-277. c/n 22068-1660.

 

This aircraft was the last Boeing 727 ordered new by Ansett Transport Industries - ?

First flown at Seattle - September 02, 1980

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-RMP - September 10, 1980

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

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia - September 12, 1980

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - September 13, 1980

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

Flight crew: Captains E. Mackay, B. Andrews; F/E P. McMahon; Navigator W. C. Kennedy

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as AN14 - September 20, 1980

The starboard wing was damaged by an Ansett Air Freight truck at Hobart Airport - December 28, 1981

Operated final revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) - July 10, 1988

Withdrawn from use having flown 20,892 hours with 16,452 cycles

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to the United States as AN27 - July 16, 1988

Arrived Seattle (Paine Field) on completion of the ferry flight - July 19, 1988

Ferry route: Melbourne - Sydney - Apia - Kailua/Kona - Oakland - Seattle

Flight crew: Captains C. Bird, R. Oehms, D. B. Francis; F/E J. S. Finger; LAME B. Prescott

This was the first Boeing 727-277 to be sold by Ansett

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - September 08, 1988

Sold to Federal Express

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N246FE - September 09, 1988

Converted to freighter configuration during 1988

The aircraft was named 'Daisy'

Withdrawn from service - May 14, 2009

Donated to the Mid-America Transportation and Aviation Museum, Sioux City, IA - May 14, 2009

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - July 28, 2009

 

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

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VH-RMP. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery with additional 'Commonwealth Games Brisbane 1982' at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, October 1981.

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

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

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

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