VH-RMT. Boeing 727-77QC. c/n 20370-821.


 

Ordered new by Ansett Transport Industries

First flown - June 24, 1970

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-RMT - July 09, 1970

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

Departed Seattle on the delivery flight to Australia - July 08, 1970

Arrived Melbourne (Essendon) at the conclusion of the delivery flight - July 11, 1970

Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Wake Island - Port Moresby - Brisbane - Melbourne

Flight crew: Captains N. Murdoch, R. McRobbie; F/O B. Canty; F/E W. Ross; Navigator W. C. Kennedy

Operated first revenue service - July 16, 1970

Operated final revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) - June 01, 1976

Withdrawn from use at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport

Sold to Air Nauru - June 02, 1976

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - June 11, 1976

Entered onto the Nauru Aircraft Register as C2-RN4 - June 11, 1976

Aircraft was named 'Chief Auweiyeda'

Operated first Air Nauru revenue service on Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Noumea - June 16, 1976

Withdrawn from service by Air Nauru - July 31, 1983

Sold to World Jet Aircraft Industries - September 1983

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N555BN - ?

Leased to Braniff Airways Inc

Sold to Purolator Courier Corp - December 1983

Reregistered as N526PC - October 1984

Sold to Wilmington Trust Company - December 27, 1985

Leased to Purolator Courier Corp as the registered operator

Transferred to Emery Worldwide when they merged with Purolator - September 21, 1987

Operated by Orion Air on behalf of Emery and Purolator Courier

Withdrawn from use and stored at Columbus Airport, Ohio - date unknown

Operated by Ryan International Airlines on behalf of Emery

Sold to Emery Worldwide Airlines - January 16, 1996

Transferred to United States Postal Service and painted as such

Returned to Emery Worldwide and withdrawn from use

Stored at Mojave, California - July 11, 2001

Ferried Mojave - Goodyear (Phoenix) for storage - August 21, 2001

Departed Goodyear and returned to service - February 06, 2002

Advertised for sale having flown 57,240 hours - June 06, 2002

Sold to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee - December 04, 2002

Leased to Angola Air Charter Ltd - April 2003

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - July 02, 2003

Entered onto the Angolan Aircraft Register as D2-FCP - July 2003

Current with Angola Air Charter

 


 

 

VH-RMT. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Airport, June 1971.

VH-RMT. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Airport, January 1976.
 

C2-RN4. Air Nauru - in the original livery at Melbourne Airport, June 1979.

C2-RN4. Air Nauru - in the original livery at Melbourne Airport, November 1982.
C2-RN4. Air Nauru - in the original livery at Melbourne Airport, December 1982.
N555BN. Purolator Courier - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, January 1984.

N526PC. Purolator Courier - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, June 1985.

N526PC. Emery Worldwide - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, December 1991.
N526PC. Angola Air Charter Cargo - in the standard livery at Miami Airport, February 2003.