9M-MHI. Boeing 747-236B. c/n 22304-502.

Was also registered as: N362FC; TF-AAB.


This aircraft was built by The Boeing Company, Everett, Seattle, Washington for British Airways but was not taken up

First flown at Everett (Paine Field) - January 24, 1981

It was sold to Malaysia Airline System - ? 1982

Entered onto the Malaysia Aircraft Register as 9M-MHI - ? 1982

Departed Everett (Paine Field) on the delivery flight to Malaysia - March 1982

It arrived at Kuala Lumpur on completion of the delivery flight - March 12, 1982

Operated its first revenue service - ?

Dry-leased by Air New Zealand on behalf of Garuda Indonesia for Hadj flight to Saudi Arabia - March 1984

It arrived at Auckland in an all-white livery on completion of the ferry flight - March 27, 1984

The aircraft was reconfigured at Auckland with an all-economy class seating and painted with 'Garuda' titles

Wet-leased to Garuda Indonesia for 11 weeks to operate Hadj flights to Saudi Arabia

Departed Auckland on the delivery flight to Garuda Indonesia - April 13, 1994

Delivery route: Auckland - Brisbane - Kuala Lumpur - Jakarta

The aircraft returned to Auckland for reconfiguration of normal seating at the end of the lease - July 1994

The dry-lease of the aircraft by Air New Zealand was extended to cover Boeing 747 maintenance on their own fleet

Operated its first Air New Zealand revenue service Auckland - Brisbane - Seoul as NZ81 - July 17, 1994

Operated its final Air New Zealand revenue service - December 1994

Ferried Auckland - Kuala Lumpur on return to MAS at the end of the lease as NZ6062 - December 14, 1994

The aircraft was converted to all-freighter configuration by Boeing - ? 1995

It was observed at Amsterdam (Schiphol) in the MASkargo livery - October 23, 1995

Sold to Omega Air Holdings LLC - March 28, 2005

Cancelled from the Malaysian Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N362FC - ?

Leased to Focus Air, Fort Lauderdale as the registered operator - March 28, 2005

It was withdrawn from service by Focus Air and stored at Fort Lauderdale - February 16, 2008

Sold to Atlanta Icelandic, Reykjavik, Iceland - June 28, 2008

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - June 28, 2008

Entered onto the Iceland Aircraft Register as TF-AAB - June 28, 2008

Leased to Malaysia Airlines as the registered operator - September 01, 2008

Returned to Atlanta Icelandic at the end of the lease - April 30, 2010

Leased to Saudi Arabian Airlines as the registered operator - June 04, 2010

It was withdrawn from service and stored at Jeddah - May 2012

Ferried Jeddah - Jakarta for storage - November 09, 2012

Ferried Jakarta - Furaijah (U.A.E.) for storage - March 08, 2013

It was observed stored at Furaijah - February 27, 2015

Repossessed by Air Atlanta Icelandic and offered for immediate sale - May 2017

The aircraft was scrapped at Furaijah - ?

Cancelled from the Iceland Aircraft Rregister - ?

The aircraft had flown 97,615 hours with 21,562 cycles



9M-MHI. Malaysian - in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1982.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4635-361.)

9M-MHI. Air New Zealand - in the non-standard livery at Brisbane Airport, September 1994.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4635-081.)

9M-MHI. Air New Zealand - in the non-standard livery at Auckland Airport, November 1994.

(J. Mounce Copyright Image 4635-427.)

9M-MHI. MASkargo - in the standard livery with additional '50 Years' titles at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, September 1997.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4635-871.)