VH-ANB. Boeing 747-412. c/n 24064-755.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Singapore Airlines - ?

First flown as 9V-SMD - September 26, 1989

Entered onto Singapore Aircraft Register as 9V-SMD - September 1989

Registered to Singapore Airlines

Delivered to Singapore Airlines - November 01, 1989

Dry-leased to Ansett International Ltd - 1999

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-ANB - September 13, 1999

Registered to Ansett International, Melbourne

Ferried Singapore - Hong Kong for acceptance by Ansett International - September 13, 1999

Operated first revenue service Hong Kong - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as AN888 - September 15, 1999

Flight crew: Captains F. Boomsma, L. Sharpe

Operated final revenue service Kansai - Brisbane as AN882 - September 13, 2001

Ferried Brisbane - Singapore on return to leasor as AN4405 - November 06, 2001

Flight crew: Captain L. Sharpe; F/O G. Tate; Engineer S. Donald

Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - November 21, 2001

Aircraft had flown 53,491 hours with 8,937 cycles

Entered onto Singapore Aircraft Register as 9V-SMD - November 21, 2001

Returned to service with Singapore Airlines - ?

Leased to Air Pacific - April 2003

Entered onto Fiji Aircraft Register as DQ-FJK - ?

Aircraft named 'Island of Vanua Levu'

Ferried Singapore - Brisbane - Nadi on delivery to Air Pacific - April 14, 2003

Operated first Air Pacific revenue service Nadi - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as FJ911 - April 15, 2003

Damaged at Nadi Airport when it was struck by a cargo truck - May 13, 2009

Ferried unpressurised Nadi - Melbourne (Tullamarine) for repairs by John Holland Aviation Services - May 14, 2009

Air Pacific announced that it would revert to its original name 'Fiji Airways' - May 14, 2012

Operated the final Fiji Airways Boeing 747 service on Nadi - Auckland - Nadi route - June 29, 2013

Althought the aircraft was 'withdrawn from service' it was used on an ad-hoc basis when needed - August 2013

Aircraft is recorded to have flown 93,487 hours with 15,859 cycles - October 31, 2013

Operated final revenue service Los Angeles - Nadi as FJ811 - November 16, 2013

This was also the final Fiji Airways Boeing 747 service

Officially withdrawn from use at Nadi - November 19, 2013

Sold for $US 4,500,000.00

Ferried Nadi - Los Angeles - Tupelo (Lemons Municipal) as FJ2200 - November 20, 2013

Scrapped at Lemons Municipal Airport, Tupelo, MS, U.S.A.

 

9V-SMD. Singapore Airlines - in the revised livery at with additional 'Megatop' titles an unknown airport, November 1996.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4630-202.)

VH-ANB. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, April 2000.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4630-048.)

VH-ANB. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Brisbane Airport, September 2001.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4630-858.)

DQ-FJK. Air Pacific Fiji - 'Island of Vanua Levu' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, July 2003.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4630-120.)

DQ-FJK. Air Pacific Fiji - 'Island of Vanua Levu' in the standard livery at Los Angeles Airport, July 2003.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4631-337.)