VH-CZI. Boeing 737-377. c/n 23661-1314.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Ansett with finance provided via Credit Lyonnais Australia Ltd - June 21, 1985

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Boeing Field) - November 04, 1986

First flown as VH-CZI - November 20, 1986

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-CZI - December 11, 1986

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

Accepted by Ansett at Seattle (Boeing Field) - December 11, 1986

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as AN33 - December 11, 1986

Arrived Melbourne (Tullmarine) on completion of the delivery flight - December 14, 1986

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

Flight crew: Captains K. Wallace, R. Swan; LAME G. Davis

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane (Captain P. James) as AN1048 - December 20, 1986

Operated final Ansett service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN59 - September 13, 2001

Ansett suspended all operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001

Aircraft placed in storage in Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport

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

The aircraft had flown 43,023 hours with 30,263 cycles

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

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to the U. K. in the Ansett livery as AN40 - September 14, 2002

Arrived Bournemouth on completion of the ferry flight - September 16, 2002

Ferry route: Melbourne - Perth - Cocos Islands (overnight) - Male - Bahrain (overnight) - Athens - Bournemouth

Flight crew: Captains D. McCutcheon, J. Hudson; Engineers P. Sliwinski, C. McDonald

Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - October 01, 2002

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-CELV - October 01, 2002

Registered to Dart Group Plc

Painted into an all-white livery and observed as such at Lasham - February 01, 2003

The aircraft was reconfigured with 148 Economy Class seats

Entered service with Jet 2 - February 12, 2003

The aircraft was named 'Jet 2 Amsterdam'

The aircraft had 'Friendly Low Fares' titles applied to the fuselage - ?

Observed at Alicante with blended winglets - December 27, 2014

Current with Jet 2

 

VH-CZI. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1987.

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VH-CZI. Ansett Australia - in the 'Flag' livery at Brisbane Airport, June 1990.

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VH-CZI. Ansett Australia - in the 'Flag' livery at Brisbane Airport, September 1990.

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VH-CZI. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Brisbane Airport, June 1996.

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VH-CZI. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, December 1999.

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G-CELV. Jet 2 - 'Jet 2 Amsterdam' in the original livery at an unknown airport, February 2003.

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G-CELV. Jet 2 - 'Jet 2 Amsterdam' in the original livery at an unknown airport, February 2003.

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G-CELV. Jet 2 - 'Jet 2 Amsterdam' in the original livery at an unknown airport, November 2005.

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G-CELV. Jet 2 - 'Jet 2 Amsterdam' in the revised livery at an unknown airport, March 2006.

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