VH-RMR. Boeing 727-77. c/n 19253-296.

 

The aircraft was ordered new by Ansett Transport Industries - ?

First flown at Seattle - July 20, 1966

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-RMR - August 09, 1966

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

Departed Seattle on the delivery flight to Australia - August 09, 1966

Arrived Melbourne (Essendon) on completion of the delivery flight - August 12, 1966

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

Flight crew: Captains A. Lane, J. McRobbie, L. Mellor; F/Es M. Perry, W. Ross; Navigator W. C. Kennedy

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Essendon) - Adelaide - August 14, 1966

Known flight crew were Captain R. Lapthorne; F/O D. Tonks

Operated final revenue service with Ansett Airlines of Australia - June 30, 1976

Withdrawn from use and stored at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport

Sold to International Air Leases - September 20, 1976

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to the United States - September 21, 1976

Arrived Miami on completion of the ferry flight - September 23, 1976

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

Flight crew: Captains M. Wheaton, M. A. Laurie; F/E J. Gill; Navigator B. S. McEwen

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - September 27, 1976

Sold to Mark III Leasing Company - November 1976

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N110AC - November 1976

Reregistered as N111EK - November 1977

Leased to American Capitol Aviation - November 1977

Sub-leased to Sudanese Government - September 08, 1978 to October 18, 1978

Leased to Handlingair - January 1984

Entered onto the Cayman Islands Aircraft Register as VR-CKL - ?

Returned to Mark III Leasing Company - January 1985

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N111EK - ?

Sold to GATX Leasing Corp - September 1985

Leased to Triad America Corp - September 1985 to July 1986

Leased to Donrey Construction Company - November 15, 1986

Reregistered as N340DR - ?

Reregistered as N440DR - June 1989

Rergistered as N448DR - June 30, 1993

Leased to Scores Inc - June 30, 1993

Leased to Quaker Coal Company - October 31, 1994

Reregistered as N720DC - ?

Sold to Santa Barbara Aerospace Inc - June 30, 1995

Leased to Occidental Petroleum Corp - December 28, 1995 to July 22, 1996

Withdrawn from use and stored at Santa Barbara, California - August 1996

Leased to ICN Pharmaceuticals Inc - August 08, 1997 to November 26, 1997

Withdrawn from use and stored at Santa Barbara - November 26, 1997

Leased to ICN Pharmaceuticals Inc - February 02, 1998

Repossessed by BTM Capital Corp - June 06, 1999

Observed stored at Las Vegas - October 18, 1999

Observed stored at West Palm Beach, Florida - May 21, 2000

Sold to Americana Aviation Inc, Albert Lea, Montana - February 28, 2001

Registered to Americana Aviation - May 08, 2001

Withdrawn from service - 2002

Observed stored at West Palm Beach, Florida - March 18, 2004

Registered to Trans Flight International LLC - April 30, 2004

Registered to Air Transport Group - February 2005

Sold to Aerodyne LLC - March 04, 2005

Damaged by Hurricane Wilma at West Palm Beach, Florida - October 24, 2005

Major damage sustained to the nose cone and port side of the fuselage

Observed stored intact at West Palm Beach, Florida - August 09, 2008

Scrapped at West Palm Beach, Florida - January 2009

Front fuselage section used as a fire trainer with 'JCB Last Dance' titles

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - September 06, 2012

 

VH-RMR. Ansett-ANA - in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4610-072.)

VH-RMR. Ansett-ANA - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, February 1967.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4610-109.)

VH-RMR. Ansett-ANA - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, February 1967.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4610-110.)

VH-RMR. Ansett-ANA - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, April 1967.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4610-108.)

VH-RMR. Ansett-ANA - in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, December 1968.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4610-239.)

VH-RMR. Ansett-ANA - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, November 1969.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4610-255.)

VH-RMR. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Perth Airport, January 1974.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4610-307.)

VH-RMR. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, April 1975.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4610-426.)

VH-RMR. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, June 1976.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4610-425.)

VH-RMR. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, August 1976.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4610-427.)

N111EK. The Democratic Republic Of The Sudan - in the standard livery at Paris Le Bourget Airport, September 1978.

(C. Laugier Copyright Image 4610-423.)

N111EK. The Democratic Republic Of The Sudan - in the standard livery at London Heathrow Airport, October 1978.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4610-424.)

N111EK. Mark III Leasing - in the standard livery at Palm Springs Airport, November 1980.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4610-428.)

VR-CKL. Mark III Leasing - in the standard livery at Paris Le Bourget Airport, February 1984.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4610-126.)

N111EK. Mark III Leasing - in the revised livery at an unknown airport, May 1985.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4610-429.)

N440DR. Donrey Constructions - in the standard livery at Las Vegas Airport, May 1991.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4610-430.)