VH-FNF. Fokker F.27-2013. c/n 10146. Was also registered as: VH-MMO.


This was the sixth aircraft ordered new by Ansett-ANA - June 28, 1958

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-FBL - January 26, 1960

Registered to NV Kon. Ned. Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker (CofR 719)

First flown as PH-FBL - January 26, 1960

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FNF - March 04, 1960

Registered to Ansett-A.N.A., Melbourne

Accepted by Ansett-ANA at Amsterdam (Schiphol) - March 10, 1960

Departed Amsterdam (Schiphol) on the delivery flight to Australia - March 11, 1960

Arrived Melbourne (Essendon) on completion of the delivery flight - March 19, 1960

Delivery route: Amsterdam - Rome - Athens - Beirut - Bahrain - Karachi - Delhi - Calcutta - Bangkok -

Saigon - Zamboanga - Biak - Darwin - Alice Springs - Melbourne

Flight crew: Captains J. E. Elliott, L. Chalmers, R. Mitchell; Navigator W. C. Kennedy; LAME J. Ayers

Aircraft arrived in the Airlines of N.S.W. livery but was never operated by them

Operated first revenue service for Ansett-A.N.A. - March 1960

Leased / sold to MacRobertson Miller Airlines (M.M.A.) - 1964

Reregistered VH-MMO - June 16, 1964

Registered to Mac.Robertson Miller Airlines Ltd, Perth

Aircraft was named 'R.M.A. Ord'

Aircraft had flown 9,142 hours with 9,745 cycles to date

Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd, Melbourne - September 29, 1969

Transferred to Ansett Airlines of South Australia - August 01, 1970

Leased to M.M.A. - November 29 to December 03, 1970

Leased to M.M.A. - January 04 - 24, 1971 and July 05 - 08, 1971

Operated final Ansett Melbourne - King Island - Melbourne service as AN875/876 - November 05, 1980

Operated Ansett's inaugural Alice Springs - Tennat Creek - Katherine - Darwin service - February 05, 1981

Leased to Airlines of Northern Australia - December 1981

It was the first aircraft to be painted in the Airlines of Northern Australia livery

Operated Ansett's final F.27 service Alice Springs - Ayers Rock - Alice Springs - March 06, 1983

Leased to Air New South Wales - March 07, 1983

Returned to Ansett - January 26, 1984

Leased to Air Queensland - July 27, 1984

Operated first revenue service with Air Queensland - July 28, 1984

Operated final revenue service with Air Queensland - October 15, 1984

During the lease to Air Queensland it operated in the standard Airlines of Northern Australia livery

Returned to Ansett Airlines of Australia - October 18, 1984

Withdrawn from service after operating Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Canberra - Melbourne service - May 15, 1988

Returned to service for short periods as required

Withdrawn from service after operating Melbourne - Burnie - Melbourne service as AN855/856 - July 22, 1988

This was the last Ansett F.27 service to / from Tasmania (Captain J. Swift; F/O P. Lomas)

Returned to service operating Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Canberra service - October 28, 1988

Flew its final revenue service Hamilton Island - Cairns - Brisbane (Captain J. Swift; F/O P. Lomas) - May 25, 1989

Ferried Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) for storage - May 26, 1989

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 30, 1990

Aircraft had flown a total of 62,649 hours with 61,772 cycles

Reduced to spares at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport

The fuselage was presented to the Melbourne Airport Fire Services for non-destructive fire training practice

Delivered to the Adelaide Airport Fire Services for fire training - July 22, 1999


VH-FNF. Ansett-A.N.A. - in the original livery at unknown airport, July 1960.

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VH-FNF. Ansett-A.N.A. - in the original livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown

VH-MMO. MMA Jetstream Service - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, January 1966.

VH-MMO. MMA Jetstream Service - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, January 1969.

VH-MMO. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.

VH-MMO. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.

VH-MMO. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at unknown airport, December 1976.

VH-MMO. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Airport, January 1981.

VH-MMO. Airlines of Northern Australia - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.

VH-MMO. Airlines of Northern Australia - in the standard livery at Darwin Airport, October 1982.

VH-MMO. Airlines of Northern Australia - in the standard livery at Canberra Airport, November 1982.

VH-MMO. Airlines of Northern Australia - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, January 1983.

 

VH-MMO. Airlines of Northern Australia - in the standard livery at Sydney Airport, May 1983.

VH-MMO. Air Queensland - in Airlines of Northern Australia livery at Brisbane Airport, October 1984.

VH-MMO. Air Queensland - in Airlines of Northern Australia livery at Melbourne Airport, December 1984.

VH-MMO. Air Queensland - in Airlines of Northern Australia livery at Melbourne Airport, December 1984.
 

 

VH-MMO. Air Queensland - in Airlines of Northern Australia livery at Melbourne Airport, January 1985.

 

VH-MMO. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery with birthday sticker at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

VH-MMO. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery with 'Victoria' stickers at Melbourne, January 1985.

VH-MMO. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery with 'Victoria' titles at Melbourne Airport, July 1985.

VH-MMO. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Airport, April 1988.

VH-MMO. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Airport, August 1988.

VH-MMO. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Airport, August 1988.

VH-MMO. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Airport, January 1990.

 

VH-MMO. Ansett - in the process of being broken up for scrap at Melbourne Airport, November 1991.