VH-RML. Boeing 767-204. c/n 22980-71.


 

Construction completed at Seattle - September 1983

First flown as N8289V - September 30, 1983

Powered by General Electric CF6-80A-1 engines

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BKPW - February 15, 1984

Registered to Britannia Airways

Aircraft named 'The Earl Mountbatten of Burma'

Delivered to Britannia Airways - February 27, 1984

Leased to Ansett Australia with an option to purchase - November 01, 1995

Ferried Luton - Dothan for refurbishment to Ansett's requirements by Pemco - November 02, 1995

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - November 02, 1995

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-RML - November 09, 1995

Registered to Ansett Australia Ltd

Departed Dothan as AN4291 on delivery flight to Australia - December 23, 1995

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) at conclusion of delivery flight - December 25, 1995

Ferry route: Dothan - San Diego - Hilo - Nadi - Melbourne

Crew: Captains G. S. Stewart, G. F. Sims; F/O G. K. Bower, (to Nadi); Captain J. Holgate, F/O P. Grasso (from Nadi)

Support: K. Wombwell, N. Bruten, D. Mills, C. Waterman, B. Turnbull, G. Edwards, N. Thomopoulos, I. Forfar

Operated first revenue service Melbourne - Sydney as AN28 - December 26, 1995

Purchased by Ansett Australia - ?

Finance provided by Deutsche Verkehrsbank AG and Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Group

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

Returned to service Melbourne - Sydney as AN944 - April 23, 2001

Became first Ansett 767 to reach 60,000 hours with 28,465 cycles - April 29, 2001

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

Operated final passenger service Sydney - Melbourne as AN183 - September 13, 2001

Flew freighter service Melbourne - Launceston - Melbourne as AN6113/6114 (Capt T. Daff; F/O P. Vincin) same day

Aircraft stored at Melbourne when Ansett ceased all operations - September 13, 2001

Offered for immediate sale by Ansett Trading - October 2001

Aircraft had flown 61,268 hours and 29,205 cycles as of September 13, 2001

Sold to Aeroturbine Inc, Miami, Florida along with five other Boeing 767s - September 13, 2004

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 31, 2005

Sale to Aeroturbine concluded - May 30, 2005

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N864AT - May 31, 2005

Departed Melbourne on ferry flight to the United States - June 07, 2005

Arrived at Opa Locka at conclusion of ferry flight - June 08, 2005

Ferry route: Melbourne - Honolulu - Opa Locka

Observed in the scrapping area at Opa Locka in all-white livery without engines - July 03, 2005

Aircraft permanently retired at Opa Locka and parted out

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

 


 

G-BKPW. Britannia - in the full livery at unknown airport, August 1984.

G-BKPW. Britannia - in the full livery at Paris Orly Airport, March 1996.

G-BKPW. Britannia - in the full livery at unknown airport, March 1996.
VH-RML. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Melbourne Airport, December 1995.
VH-RML. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Melbourne Airport, January 1996.

VH-RML. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Brisbane Airport, March 2000.

VH-RML. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Melbourne Airport, January 2001.
VH-RML. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Sydney Airport, May 2001.