VH-RMZ. Boeing 727-277. c/n 20979-1098.

 

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

First flown - April 03, 1975

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-RMZ - April 30, 1975

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

Departed Seattle on the delivery flight to Australia - April 30, 1975

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - May 03, 1975

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

Flight crew: Captains A. Lane, J. Withecombe, W. Bugg; F/E J. Lynch, A. Drewett; Navigator W. C. Kennedy

Operated first revenue service - May 08, 1975

Withdrawn from Ansett service after operating Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) - July 01, 1983

Leased to Ansett Air Freight - August 05, 1983 to April 06, 1984

Leased to Trans Australia Airlines - May 01, 1984 to November 30, 1984

Registered to Australian National Airlines Commission, Melbourne - May 01, 1984

Aircraft was named 'Frank Hann'

Operated first Trans Australia revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney as TN414 - May 02, 1984

Was operated in mixed livery with the standard Trans Australia c/line and titles and white Ansett belly

Aircraft flew 1,398 hours with 1,371 cycles with Trans Australia Airlines

Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd, Melbourne - December 01, 1984

Returned to Ansett service following repainting - December 18, 1984

Operated final revenue service Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) (Captain R. Tulloh) - March 03, 1989

Withdrawn from use having flown 39,018 hours and 29,809 cycles

Sold to Federal Express

Departed Melbourne in the standard Ansett livery as AN27 on the ferry flight to the United States - March 09, 1989

Ferry route: Melbourne - Sydney - Apia - Kailua / Kono - Phoenix - Dothan

Flight crew: Captains C. Bird, E. G. Field, B. Gray; F/E D. H. Jordan: LAME B. Stubbs

Program Director K. Bond and Engineers N. Wallace, C. Almond were also aboard this flight

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N241FE - March 11, 1989

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - March 15, 1989

Converted to freighter configuration for Fedex by Pemco Aeroplex

Aircraft was named 'Jill'

Withdrawn from use and stored at Victorville - November 03, 2011

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

The aircraft was scrapped at Victorville

 

VH-RMZ. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, July 1977.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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VH-RMZ. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery with additional 'Official Carrier Commonwealth Games Brisbane' titles at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, December 1980.

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VH-RMZ. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery with additional 'Official Carrier Commonwealth Games Brisbane' titles at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, December 1980.

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VH-RMZ. 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-RMZ. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery with additional 'Official Carrier Commonwealth Games Brisbane' titles at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, April 1981.

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

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

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VH-RMZ. Ansett Air Freight - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Perth Airport, October 1983.

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VH-RMZ. Ansett Air Freight - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Perth Airport, October 1983.

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VH-RMZ. Ansett Air Freight - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, October 1983.

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VH-RMZ. TAA Trans Australia - 'Frank Hann' in the non-standard 'camel hump' livery at Brisbane Airport, April 1984.

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VH-RMZ. TAA Trans Australia - 'Frank Hann' in the non-standard 'camel hump' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, May 1984.

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VH-RMZ. TAA Trans Australia - 'Frank Hann' in the non-standard 'camel hump' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, December 1984.

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VH-RMZ. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery with additional '150 Years Victoria' logo at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 1985.

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VH-RMZ. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery with additional '150 Years Victoria' logo at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, April 1985.

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VH-RMZ. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery with additional '50 Years Birthday' logo at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1987.

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