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.

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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.)