VH-CZB. Boeing 737-377. c/n 23654-1273.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Ansett with finance provided by Credit Lyonnais Australia Ltd

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Boeing Field) - August 02, 1986

First flown as N55738 - August 25, 1986

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-CZB - September 16, 1986

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

Accepted by Ansett at Seattle (Boeing Field) - September 16, 1986

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia - September 16, 1986

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - September 19, 1986

Delivery route: Seattle - Hilo (overnight) - Nadi (overnight) - Melbourne

Flight crew: Captains D. C. James, K. Patton; Engineers P. Evans, P. Mitchell

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Hobart as AN1 - September 27, 1986

Flight crew: Captains J. Snowball, G. A. Davis

Operated final Ansett Sydney - Norfolk Island - Sydney service as AN873/872 - September 29, 1997

Flight crew: Captain G. Lamm

Operated final revenue service Sydney - Brisbane (Captain G. A. Davis) as AN140 - September 13, 2001

The aircraft was parked at Brisbane following the suspension of all Ansett operations - September 13, 2001

Advertised for immediate sale by Aviation Capital Group - December 20, 2001

Ferried Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN4041 - May 02, 2002

The aircraft had flown 43,438 hours with 30,708 landings as of June 27, 2002

Examined by Channel Express with the view to purchase - December 2002

Test flown at Melbourne (Tullamarine) - February 14, 2003

Sold to Channel Express

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to the United Kingdom as AN40 - February 20, 2003

Arrived Lasham on completion of the ferry flight - February 22, 2003

Ferry route: Melbourne - Perth - Cocos Islands - Male - Dubai - Athens - Lasham

Flight crew: Captains D. McCutcheon, R. Laidlaw; Engineers E. Smith, S. Abougelis

Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - February 28, 2003

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-CELX - March 03, 2003

Registered to Dart Group Plc

Ferried Lasham - Bournemouth - March 27, 2003

Repainted at Bournemouth in the standard Jet 2 livery

The aitrcraft was named 'Malaga'

Operated first Jet 2 revenue service London (Luton) - Glasgow - May 12, 2003

Current

 

VH-CZB. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, November 1986.

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VH-CZB. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, November 1986.

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VH-CZB. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 1987.

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VH-CZB. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, August 1989.

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VH-CZB. Ansett Australia - in the 'Flag' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 1993.

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VH-CZB. Ansett Australia - in the 'Flag' livery at Brisbane Airport, October 1993.

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VH-CZB. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, March 1999.

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VH-CZB. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Cairns Airport, September 1999.

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VH-CZB. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Cairns Airport, September 1999.

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VH-CZB. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Cairns Airport, September 1999.

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VH-CZB. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, December 1999.

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G-CELX. Jet 2 - 'Malaga' in the original livery at Bournemouth Airport, May 2003.

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G-CELX. Jet 2 - 'Malaga' in the original livery at an unknown airport, July 2003.

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G-CELX. Jet 2 - 'Malaga' in the revised livery at an unknown airport, March 2005.

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G-CELX. Jet 2 - 'Malaga' in the revised livery at an unknown airport, January 2007.

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