VH-CZD. Boeing 737-377. c/n 23656-1279.
This aircraft was ordered new by Ansett with finance provided by Credit Lyonnais Australia Ltd - ?
Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - August 20, 1986
First flown as VH-CZD - September 24, 1986
Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-CZD - October 09, 1986
Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd, Melbourne
Accepted by Ansett at Seattle (Boeing Field) - October 09, 1986
Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia - October 09, 1986
Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - October 12, 1986
Delivery route: Seattle - Hilo (overnight) - Nadi (overnight) - Melbourne
Flight crew: Captains N. Day, I. McKenzie; LAME E. Gross
Operated first revenue service Melbourne - Coolangatta (Captain P. Tyers) as AN1080 - October 19, 1986
Was the first Ansett aircraft to return to service following the conclusion of the Pilot's Dispute - March 19, 1989
Operated Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smiuth) service
Operated services for Air Caledonie - November 10 - 17, 1989
Operated final revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane as AN76 - August 21, 2001
Aircraft was undergoing heavy maiuntenance when Ansett suspended all operations - September 13, 2001
The aircraft remnained stored in the Ansett hangar at Brisbane Airport
Advertised for immediate sale by Aviation Capital Group - December 20, 2001
It had flown 43,820 hours with 30,868 landings - August 21, 2001
The return of this aircraft to flying condition did not eventuate due to the cost to complete the overhaul
Dismantling commenced at Brisbane Airport - June 25, 2002
Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - August 27, 2002
Remains scrapped at Brisbane Airport - October 28, 2002
VH-CZD. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Brisbane Airport, April 1988.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-012.)
VH-CZD. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, April 1990.
(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4620-013.)