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.)