VH-EFW. Airbus A300B4-622R. c/n 630. Was also registered as: VH-JBN.
Ordered new by Ansett Worldwide Air Services (AWAS)
First flown as F-WWAH at Toulouse, France - February 02, 1992
Powered by Pratt & Whitney PW4158 engines
Accepted by Ansett Worldwide Air Services at Toulouse - April 22, 1992
Entered onto the Indonesian Aircraft Register as PK-GAN - ?
Leased to Garuda Indonesian Airways as the registered operator - April 22, 1992
Returned to AWAS at end of lease - November 29, 1996
Ferried Abu Dhabi - Hamburg for storage - November 20, 1996
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EFW - January 13, 1997
Registered to Nordstress Australia (AWAS company)
Ferried Hamburg - Abu Dhabi in all white livery using Garuda call sign - January 11, 1997
Observed stored at Brisbane as VH-EFW - January 15, 1997
Ferried Brisbane - U-Tapao for storage using Nordtress 100 as the call sign - June 21, 1997
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - October 29, 1997
Observed at Toulouse as 'A7-ABP' for lease to Qatar Airways - November 01, 1997
Entered onto the Qatar Aircraft Register as A7-ABP - ?
Returned to AWAS and ferried to Chateauroux on termination of the lease - June 10, 2001
An intended lease to China Airlines was not taken up
Repainted at Chateauroux in City Bird (Belgium) livery as 'OO-CTJ' but the lease was not taken up - June 2001
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-JBN - July 10, 2001
Registered to Ansett Worldwide Air Services (AWAS)
Aircraft remained stored Chateauroux - July 2001
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - January 29, 2002
Observed at Abu Dhabi in all white livery as 'A7-AFA' with Qatar Airways titles - January 29, 2002
Leased to Qatar Airways - January 29, 2002
Entered onto Qatar Aircraft Register as A7-AFA - ?
Ferried Doha - Dresden for conversion to freighter configuration - February 22, 2008
Returned to AWMS1 - February 26, 2008
Sold to Federal Express (FedEx), U.S.A. - February 26, 2008
Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N743FD - February 26, 2008
Registered to Federal Express Corp
Converted to freighter at Dresden for Fedex
PK-GAN. Garuda Indonesia - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, August 1994.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0310-141.)
VH-EFW. Nordstress Australia - in the all-white livery at Brisbane Airport, January 1997.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0310-130.)