On the morning of 10 December after 39 years of service, AP-3C Orion, tail number A9-756, was transported by road to its new home at the South Australian Aviation Museum in the City of Port Adelaide, South Australia.
The aircraft was our sixth Orion serving with No. 92 Wing at RAAF Base Edinburgh since 1978. A9-756 has participate in all of the operational, training and tasks undertaken by No. 92 Wing and has provided excellent service to 10 Squadron, No. 92 Wing and the wider ADF during its 39 years of service with Australian Air Force.
The South Australian Aviation Museum thanks go to the Department of Defence Disposals, who accepted tender for the aircraft; the RAAF, who helped facilitate the transfer of the aircraft; the Army Combat Service Support Section, who moved the six semitrailer loads of components; and finally Airbus Industries.
Airbus Industries were responsible for dismantling the aircraft and they also sponsored it by donating $15,000 to assist with the project.