VH-CZE. Boeing 737-377. c/n 23657-1280.
This aircraft was ordered new by Ansett with finance provided by Credit Lyonnais Australia Ltd - June 21, 1985
Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Boeing Field) - August 22, 1986
First flown as VH-CZE - September 10, 1986
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-CZE - October 15, 1986
Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd, Melbourne
Accepted by Ansett at Seattle (Boeing Field) - October 15, 1986
Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as AN32 - October 15, 1986
Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - October 18, 1986
Delivery route: Seattle - Hilo (overnight) - Nadi (overnight) - Melbourne
Flight crew: Captains D. James, P. Lynch; LAME I. Elverton
Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Canberra (Capt. R. Neate) as AN384 - October 25, 1986
Operated inaugural 737 Perth - Karratha - Perth service as AN320/323 - October 27, 1997
Operated final revenue service Hobart - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as AN118 - September 13, 2001
Ansett suspended all operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001
This was the last Ansett service prior to the total suspension of all services
The aircraft was placed in storage at the Ansett Terminal at Sydney Airport
Advertised for immediate sale by Aviation Capital Group - December 20, 2001
The aircraft had flown 42,866 hours to date
Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN4041 - May 07, 2002
Reconfigured to seat 144 passengers at Melbourne (Tullamarine)
Test flown at Melbourne (Tullamine) as as AN4089 - May 27, 2002
Sold to the Dart Group Plc for operation by Channel Express (Air Services) UK
Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to the United Kingdom as AN40 - June 02, 2002
Arrived Lasham on completion of the ferry flight - June 07, 2002
Ferry route: Melbourne - Perth - Cocos Islands - Male - Bahrain - Athens - Lasham - Bournemouth
Flight crew: Captains P. Addison, J. Schmidt; Engineers M. Gambling, K. Hui Nee
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - June 13, 2002
Aircraft had flown 42,912 hours with 30,810 cycles
Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-CELU - June 13, 2002
Aircraft stored in the standard Ansett livery at Bournemouth
Leased to Buzz Airlines LLC - July 2002
Entered service with small titles above passenger door - August 02, 2002
Leased to Norwegian Air Shuttle - September 2002
Ferried Trondheim - Stansted on termination of the lease - December 03, 2002
Repainted in the standard Jet 2 livery at London (Stanstead)
The aircraft was named 'Jet 2 Barcelona'
Entered commercial service with Jet 2 - March 01, 2003
The aircraft was renamed 'Jet 2 Majorca'
Operated final revenue service Malaga - Leeds as EXS186 - December 06, 2014
Withdrawn from service and all titles and markings removed
Ferried Leeds - Kemble - December 08, 2014
Aircraft to be parted out and scrapped by Air Salvage International
Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - June 29, 2015
VH-CZE. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1988.
(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4620-518.)
VH-CZE. Ansett Australia - in the 'Flag' livery at Brisbane Airport, April 1993.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-014.)
VH-CZE. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, December 1999.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4621-964.)
VH-CZE. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, December 2000.
(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4620-134.)
G-CELU. Buzz Airlines - in the all-white livery at an unknown airport, August 26, 2002.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4621-632.)
G-CELU. Jet 2 - 'Barcelona' in the revised livery at an unknown airport, May 2005.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-469.)
G-CELU. Jet 2 - 'Jet 2 Barcelona' in the revised livery at an unknown airport, November 2005.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-468.)
G-CELU. Jet 2 - 'Jet 2 Majorca' in the revised livery with additional 'Scotland' titles at Faro Airport, June 2012.
(F. Mesquita Copyright Image 4622-030.)
G-CELU. Jet 2 - 'Jet 2 Majorca' in the revised livery with additional 'Scotland' titles at an unknown airport, May 2013.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-031.)