VH-CZC. Boeing 737-377. c/n 23655-1274.

 

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 11, 1986

First flown as VH-CZC - September 09, 1986

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-CZC - September 25, 1986

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

Accepted by Ansett at Seattle (Boeing Field) - September 25, 1986

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia - September 25, 1986

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - September 28, 1986

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

Flight crew: Captains E. Walters, K. Wallace; Check Captain R. Costello;

Engineers M. Trevaskis, M. Pulaski (Boeing)

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane as AN52 - October 06, 1986

Flight crew: Captains W. Hanrahan, E. Stewart

Operated inaugural the Qantas Brisbane - Honiara - Brisbane 737 service under charter - June 03, 1990

Flight crew: Captains J. Snowball, P. Feeney

Operated final Qantas Brisbane - Honiara - Brisbane service as QF471/472 - August 09, 1992

Operated final revenue service Sydney (kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN55 - September 10, 2001

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Auckland as AN4805 - September 10, 2001

Flight crew: Captain D. McCutcheon; F/O M. Blain

Aircraft was undergoing heavy maintenance when Ansett suspended all operations - September 13, 2001

The aircraft was placed in open storage at Auckland

Aircraft had flown 43,595 hours with 30,789 landings as of September 13, 2001

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

Test flown at Christchurch as as VH-CZC - June 16, 2003

Test flown at Christchurch as as AN737 - June 17, 2003

Ferried Christchurch - Melbourne (Tullamarine) by Captain J. Hudson, R. Laidlaw as AN40 - June 17, 2003

Placed in open storage at Melboure (Tullamarine) in an all-white livery

Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - August 21, 2003

Sold to AAR Aircraft & Engine Sales & Leasing, Wood Dale, Ilinois

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to U. S. A. with non-Ansett crew as AN40 - August 22, 2003

Arrived at Tucson, Arizona on completion of the ferry flight - August 23, 2003

Ferry route: Melbourne - Sydney - Pago Pago - Honolulu - Oakland - Tucson

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N812AR - August 29, 2003

Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest

Leased to Grupo Turistico Magno SA de CV t/a Magnicharters - December 2003

Entered onto the Mexican Aircraft Register as XA-MAA - December 2003

Entered commercial service with Magnicharters - December 06, 2003

Current

 

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

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-140.)

VH-CZC. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 1988.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4621-963.)

VH-CZC. Ansett Australia - in the 'Flag' livery at Brisbane Airport, March 1994.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-010.)

VH-CZC. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, December 1995.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4621-867.)

VH-CZC. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Brisbane Airport, June 1997.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-011.)

XA-MAA. Magnicharters - in the original livery at Mexico City Airport, December 2003.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-587.)

XA-MAA. Magnicharters - in the revised livery at Mexico City Airport, January 2005.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-588.)