VH-RMH. Boeing 767-277. c/n 22696-100.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Ansett Airlines with a 'three-man' cockpit - ?

Construction completed at the Boeing Seattle plant - August 1984

This was the 100th Boeing 767 to be built by Boeing

First flown as N1791B - August 28, 1984

Powered by General Electric CF6-80A engines

Configured to seat 48 First Class and 153 Economy Class passengers

Ansett acceptance flight performed (Captains B. Porter, H. Theunissen) - September 17, 1984

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-RMH - September 20, 1984

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

Accepted by Ansett at Seattle (Boeing Field) - September 22, 1984

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia - September 22, 1984

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - September 24, 1984

Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Nadi - Melbourne

Ansett flight crew: Captains B. Porter, H Theunissen; F/E G. Lynch; Engineers B. Dyer, R. Elliott,

S. Donald, W. O'Meara. Boeing flight crew: P. Bennett; Consultant J. Adams

First revenue service Melbourne - Sydney (Captain V. Collins; F/E R. Dorling) as AN26 - September 28, 1984

Operated inaugural 767 service Sydney - Hamilton Island - Sydney service - December 08, 1984

Flight crew: Captains B. Porter, G. Stewart; F/E G. Lynch

Operated world's final Boeing 767 service crewed by a Flight Engineer Brisbane - Melbourne as AN75 - April 07, 1998

Crew: Captain R. Wood; F/O J. Farley; F/Es K. Dalby, R. Pollock

Conversion from 3-man cockpit to standard 2-person cockpit completed - June 11, 1998

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

Grounded by CASA at Melbourne (Tullamarine) for the non-compliance of airworthy directives - April 12, 2001

Returned to service - May 04, 2001

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

Operated final revenue service Perth - Melbourne (Tullamareine) as AN218 - September 14, 2001

Flight crew: Captain M. Hickman; F/O P. Mulvaney

The aircraft was stored at Melbourne (Tullamarine) following the grounding of all Ansett's operations

Offered for immediate sale by Ansett Trading - October 2001

Aircraft had flown 50,643 hours and 35,499 cycles - September 14, 2001

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

Remained stored at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport

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

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - March 31, 2005

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N863AT - March 31, 2005

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) 09:55 on the ferry flight to the United States - April 06, 2005

Ferried route: Melbourne - Honolulu - Opa Locka

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

Aircraft permanently retired at Opa Locka and parted out

Forward fuselage has been separated for use as 777-300 flight-deck simulator in Toronto, Canada - 2006

This project failed due to technical problems - 2007

Internal cockpit fittings acquired by avaition enthusiast at Wexford, Eire - ?

His intention is to create a Boeing 767-300 flight-deck simulator

 

VH-RMH. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, October 1984.

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VH-RMH. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, November 1984.

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VH-RMH. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, November 1984.

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VH-RMH. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1985.

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VH-RMH. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery with additional '50th Birthday' decal at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, April 1985.

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VH-RMH. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery with additional '50th Birthday' decal at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, date unknown.

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VH-RMH. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery with additional 'Australian Bi-Centennial' decal at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, December 1986.

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VH-RMH. Ansett Australia - in the 'Flag' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, December 1990.

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VH-RMH. Ansett Australia - in the 'Flag' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, July 1991.

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VH-RMH. Ansett Australia - in the 'Flag' livery at Brisbane Airport, June 1992.

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VH-RMH. Ansett Australia - in the 'Flag' livery at Brisbane Airport, October 1993.

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VH-RMH. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, April 2002.

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