VH-CZH. Boeing 737-377. c/n 23660-1294.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Ansett with finance provided via Credit Lyonnais Australia Ltd - ?

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - September 23, 1986

First flown as VH-CZH - October 09, 1986

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-CZH - November 21, 1986

Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd, Melbourne

Accepted by Ansett at Seattle (Boeing Field) - November 21, 1986

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as AN33 - November 26, 1986

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - November 28, 1986

Delivery route: Seattle - Kona (overnight) - Nadi (overnight) - Melbourne

Flight crew: Captains N. Day, A. Gloster; LAME R. Leeds

Operated first Ansett revenue service Melbourne - Sydney (Captain G. Harley) as AN8 - December 06, 1986

Operated final Ansett service Adelaide - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN96 - September 13, 2001

Ansett suspended operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001

The aircraft was placed in storage in the Ansett Hangar at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport

Advertised for immediate sale by Aviation Capital Group - December 20, 2001

The aircraft had flown 42,695 hours

Test flown at Melbourne (Tullamarine) by (Captains P. Doery. K. Duncan) as AN4089 - April 22, 2002

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to the U. K. in the Ansett livery as AN4040 - May 07, 2002

Arrived Lasham on completion of the ferry flight - May 10, 2002

Ferry route: Melbourne - Perth - Cocos Islands - Male - Dubai - Lasham

Flight crew: Captains P. Doery, P. Addison; Engineers J. K. Lock, H. Baxi

Sold to the Dart Group Plc for operation by Channel Express (Air Services) UK - May 17, 2002

Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - May 17, 2002

Aircraft had flown 42,721 hours with 30,140 cycles

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-CELS - May 17, 2002

Registered to Dart Group Plc

Painted into an all-white livery at Bournemouth - June 2002

Entered service with Channel Express - June 23, 2002

Leased to Buzz Airlines LLC - July 2002

Returned to Channel Express on termination of the lease - October 19, 2002

Ferried Stansted - Leeds for operation by Jet 2 - December 11, 2002

Channel Express commenced operations with low cost partner airline Jet 2 - February 12, 2003

The aircraft was named 'Leeds-Bradford'

Current with Jet 2

 

VH-CZH. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery with additional 'Australia Bi-Centenary' logo at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 1988.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4621-877.)

VH-CZH. Ansett Australia - in the 'Flag' livery at Brisbane Airport, January 1994.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-016.)

VH-CZH. Ansett Australia - in the Starmark' livery at Lasham Airport, May 2002.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-002.)

G-CELS. Buzz - in the all-white livery at an unknown airport, August 2002.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-485.)

G-CELS. Buzz - in the all-white livery at an unknown airport, August 2002.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-486.)

G-CELS. Buzz - in the all-white livery at an unknown airport, September 2002.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-125.)

G-CELS. Jet 2 - 'Leeds-Bradford' in the original livery at Bournemouth Airport, January 2003.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-126.)

G-CELS. Jet 2 - 'Leeds-Bradford' in the original livery at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, March 2003.

(T. de Groot Copyright Image 4622-152.)

G-CELS. Jet 2 - 'Leeds-Bradford' in the original livery at an unknown airport, April 2003.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-127.)