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
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.)