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 cyclesEntered 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Althought the aircraft was 'withdrawn from service' it was used on an ad-hoc basis when needed - August 2013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Officially withdrawn from use at Nadi - November 19, 2013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.)