VH-INJ. Boeing 747-312. c/n 23029-590.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Singapore Airlines - ?

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everet - October 1983

First flown as N118KD - November 11, 1983

Delivered to Singapore Airlines as N118KD - November 22, 1983

Entered onto the Singapore Aircraft Register as 9V-SKD - August 30, 1991

Leased to Ansett International, Melbourne

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-INJ - August 08, 1994

Registered to Ansett International Ltd, Melbourne

Ferried Singapore - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN5980 - August 29, 1994

Flight crew: Captains J. Dorward, K. Devenish; F/E P. McMahon, K. Evans, P. Blanch; Engineers I. Christian, I. Teh

Operated staff familiarisation flight Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane - Sydney - August 30, 1994

Operated first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Perth (Captain J. Dorward) as AN1157 - August 30, 1994

Operated first international service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Osaka (Kansai) as AN881 - September 04, 1994

Flight crew: Captains J. Dorward, F/E P. McMahon and a Qantas Captain as First Officer

Operated first inbound service Osaka (Kansai) - Brisbane - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as AN882 - September 04, 1994

Flight crew: Captains K. Wallace, A. Kingsmill; F/E G. Pope, G. Brennan

Operated inaugural Sydney - Kuala Lumpur service (Captain B. Andrews) as AN883 - November 09, 1995

Operated inaugural Sydney - Auckland service (Captain K. Wallace) - December 18, 1995

Operated inaugural Sydney - Jakarta - Kuala Lumpur service (Captain M. Wenke) - December 16, 1996

Painted in the 'Sydney 2000 Olympic' livery during planned maintenance in Singapore - April 1997

Operated inaugural Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Shanghai service (Captain B. Andrews) as AN821 - June 08, 1997

Had flown 62,399 hours - August 20, 1997

Operated final revenue service Sydney - Hong Kong (Captain B. Andrews) as AN887 - August 11, 1999

Ferried Hong Kong - Singapore - August 11, 1999

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - August 23, 1999

Entered onto the Singapore Aircraft Register as 9V-SKD - ?

Sold to Boeing Aircraft Holding Co as N793BA - February 27, 2001

Placed in storage at Pinal Airpark, Marana, Arizona

Parting out commenced - December 2001

 

N118KD. Singapore Airlines - in the original livery with additional 'Big Top' titles at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 1986.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4631-259.)

N118KD. Singapore Airlines - in the revised livery with additional 'Big Top' titles at Bangkok Don Mueang Airport, February 1994.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4631-343.)

VH-INJ. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Brisbane Airport, September 1994.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4630-061.)

VH-INJ. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Brisbane Airport, September 1994.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4630-062.)

VH-INJ. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 1994.

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VH-INJ. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, December 1994.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4630-041.)

VH-INJ. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery with additional 'Sydney 2000 Olympic Games' makings at Brisbane Airport, June 1997.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4630-063.)

VH-INJ. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery with additional 'Sydney 2000 Olympic Games' makings at Hong Kong Kai Tak Airport, June 1997.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4630-686.)

VH-INJ. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery with additional 'Sydney 2000 Olympic Games' makings at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, June 1997.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4630-793.)

VH-INJ. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery with additional 'Sydney 2000 Olympic Games' makings at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, June 1997.

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VH-INJ. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery with additional 'Sydney 2000 Olympic Games' makings at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 1997.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4630-795.)

VH-INJ. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery with additional 'Sydney 2000 Olympic Games' makings at Osaka Kansai Airport, May 1998.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4630-685.)