VH-RMZ. Boeing 727-277. c/n 20979-1098.
Ordered new by Ansett
First flown - April 3, 1975
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-RMZ - April 30, 1975
Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd
Departed Seattle on delivery flight to Australia - April 30, 1975
Arrived Melbourne at conclusion of delivery flight - May 3, 1975
Delivery route: Seattle-San Francisco-Hilo-Pago Pago-Nadi-Melbourne
Flight crew: Capts A. Lane, J. Withecombe, W. Bugg; F/E J. Lynch, A. Drewett; Navigator W. C. Kennedy
Operated first revenue service with Ansett Airlines - May 8, 1975
Withdrawn from Ansett service after operating Sydney-Melbourne sector - July 1, 1983
Leased to Ansett Air Freight - August 5, 1983 to April 6, 1984
Leased to Trans Australia Airlines - May 1, 1984 to November 30, 1984
Registered to Australian National Airlines Commission - May 1, 1984
Aircraft was named 'Frank Hann'
Operated first Trans Australia revenue service Melbourne-Sydney as TN414 - May 2, 1984
Was operated in mixed livery with full Trans Australia c/line and titles
Had flown 1,398 hours & 1,371 cycles with Trans Australia
Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd - December 1, 1984
Returned to Ansett service following repainting - December 18, 1984
Operated final revenue service Brisbane-Melbourne (Capt R. Tulloh) - March 3, 1989
Withdrawn from use having flown 39,018 hours and 29,809 cycles
Sold to Federal Express
Departed Melbourne in full Ansett livery as AN27 on delivery flight - March 9, 1989
Delivery route: Sydney-Apia-Kailua / Kono-Phoenix-Dothan
Flight crew: Capts C. Bird, E.G. Field, B. Gray; F/E D.H. Jordan: LAME B. Stubbs
Program Director K. Bond & Engineers N. Wallace & C. Almond were also aboard
Entered onto the U.S. Aircraft Register as N241FE - March 11, 1989
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - March 15, 1989
Converted to freighter configuration for Fedex by Pemco Aeroplex
Aircraft was named 'Jill'
VH-RMZ. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Airport, January 1978.
VH-RMZ. Ansett Air Freight - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Perth Airport, October 1983.
VH-RMZ. Trans Australia - in the non-standard 'camel hump' livery at Melbourne Airport, May 1984.
VH-RMZ. Trans Australia - in the non-standard 'camel hump' livery at Brisbane Airport, May 1984.
VH-RMZ. Trans Australia - in the non-standard 'camel hump' livery at Melbourne Airport, December 1984.