VH-RMY. Boeing 727-277A. c/n 20978-1083.

 

This was the first of two new aircraft ordered by Ansett Airlines - February 27, 1974

First flown - October 29, 1974

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-RMY - November 07, 1974

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

Aircraft had been originally painted with the orange/dark chocolate brown fuselage stripes reversed

Departed Seattle on the delivery flight to Australia - November 08, 1974

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - November 10, 1974

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

Flight crew: Captains M. Grocott, R. Lethbridge, R. Thompson; F/E A. Williams, C. Short;

Navigator W. C. Kennedy

Operated first revenue service - November 15, 1974

Withdrawn from Ansett service and placed in open storage at Melbourne (Tullamarine) - July 15, 1983

Returned to service - November 07, 1983

Withdrawn from service at Melbourne (Tullamarine) - September 21, 1985

Prepared for wet-lease to Air Jamaica for twelve months

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to Kingston, Jamaica - October 09, 1985

Ferry route: Melbourne - Nadi - Pago Pago - Hilo - Phoenix - Kingston

Flight crew: Captains T. Otway, W. Mailer, G. E. Tanner; F/Es J. Price, G. Brennan

Entered onto the Jamaican Aircraft Registered as 6Y-JML - ?

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - October 17, 1985

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on termination of the lease and stored - October 17, 1986

Unable to be return to domestic operations due to capacity restrictions under the Two Airline Policy

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-RMY - December 05, 1986

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

Returned to service in an all-white livery with Ansett titles - December 06, 1986

Operated final revenue service Adelaide - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN213 - May 09, 1989

Withdrawn from service having flown 39,756 hours with 32,080 cycles

Departed Melbourne in the standard Ansett livery as AN27 on the ferry flight to the United States - May 11, 1989

Arrived Seattle (Paine Field) at the conclusion of the ferry flight - May 13, 1989

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

Flight crew: Captains E. G. Field, R. Oehms, K. Norrish; F/E B. Webber: LAME R. Johnston

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N240FE - May 1989

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 15, 1989

Sold to Federal Express for freighter conversion - May 16, 1989

Aircraft was named 'Baron'

Withdrawn from use and stored at Victorville, California - March 24, 2009

Observed stored at Victorville - January 2011

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - April 25, 2013

Aircraft was scrapped at Victorville

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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6Y-JML. Air Jamaica - in the all-white livery at Miami Airport, November 1985.

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6Y-JML. Air Jamaica - in the all-white livery at Miami Airport, November 1985.

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VH-RMY. Ansett - in the all-white livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, December 1986.

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VH-RMY. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery with additional 'Australian Bicentennial' logo at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, December 1987.

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N240FE. Federal Express - in the all-metal livery at New York Newark Airport, January 1990.

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