VH-RMG. Boeing 767-277. c/n 22695-35.


 

Ordered new by Ansett Airlines with three-man cockpit

Construction completed at Seattle - June 1983

First flown as N8289V - July 01, 1983

Powered by General Electric CF6-80A engines

Configured to seat 48 First Class and 153 Economy Class passengers

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-RMG - August 23, 1983

Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd

Accepted by Ansett at Seattle - August 23, 1983

Departed Seattle on delivery flight to Australia - August 23, 1983

Arrived Melbourne at conclusion of delivery flight - August 26, 1983

Ferry route: Seattle - Honolulu - Nadi - Auckland - Melbourne

Ansett flight crew: Captain B. Porter; F/E G. Lynch.

Boeing flight crew: W. Barbour, K. Ekstrand, L. Fortin, V. Grosvenor, E. Hepner, R. Klopfer, R. Russo

Operated first revenue service Melbourne - Perth as AN222 (Capt W. Oldcastle; F/E H. Cooper) - September 01, 1983

Operated the inaugural 767 service Brisbane - Darwin as AN62 - June 23, 1984

Used by Paramount Productions during filming of Mission Impossible episode - 1989

Operated the inaugural 767 service Melbourne - Canberra - Melbourne as AN94/97 - March 25, 1992

Conversion from 3-man cockpit to standard 2-person cockpit completed - February 09, 1998

Configured to seat 12 First Class, 18 Business Class and 181 Economy Class passengers

Grounded by CASA at Melbourne Airport for non-compliance of airworthy directives - April 12, 2001

Returned to service - May 06, 2001

Intended sale and lease back from GECAS did not eventuate - May 2001

Ansett suspended all operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001

Operated final service Perth - Sydney as AN216 (Captain I. Kilver; F/O P. Jenner) - September 14, 2001

Aircraft stored at the Ansett Terminal at Sydney Kingsford Smith after last flight

Offered for immediate sale by Ansett Trading - October 2001

Ferried Sydney - Melbourne as AN4405 (Captain P. Terrill, F/O P. Collison) - January 29, 2002

Aircraft had flown 50,651 hours with 36,057 cycles as of January 29, 2002

An intended lease to KrasAir, Russia via management company Airfleet Resources did not eventuate

Stored at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport

Sold to Aeroturbine Inc, Miami, Florida - September 13, 2004

Test flown at Melbourne (Captains J. Snowball, M. Klapp) - December 05, 2004

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - February 24, 2005

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N862AT - February 25, 2005

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on ferry flight to United States - March 04, 2005

Ferry route: Melbourne - Honolulu - Opa Locka

Observed at Opa Locka being parted out - July 03, 2005

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - May 16, 2006

Aircraft permanently retired at Opa Locka and parted out

 


 

VH-RMG. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Airport, September 1983.
VH-RMG. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Airport, November 1983.
VH-RMG. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Sydney Airport, January 1984.
VH-RMG. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Airport, February 1984.
VH-RMG. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Airport, April 1984.
VH-RMG. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Airport, October 1984.
VH-RMG. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Airport, December 1984..
VH-RMG. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Airport, February 1985.
VH-RMG. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Airport, February 1985.
VH-RMG. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Airport, October 1989.
VH-RMG. Ansett Australia - in the partial 'Union Jack' livery at Melbourne Airport, September 1990.

VH-RMG. Ansett Australia - in the partial 'Union Jack' livery at Melbourne Airport, September 1990.

VH-RMG. Ansett Australia - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Brisbane Airport, July 1992.

VH-RMG. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Melbourne Airport, August 1995.

VH-RMG. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Brisbane Airport, November 1997.

VH-RMG. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Brisbane Airport, November 1997.
VH-RMG. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Melbourne Airport, September 1999.

VH-RMG. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Melbourne Airport, September 1999.

VH-RMG. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

VH-RMG. Ansett Australia - in the all-white livery at Melbourne Airport, January 2004.