VH-CZJ. Boeing 737-377. c/n 23662-1316.

 

Ordered new by Ansett with finance provided via Credit Lyonnais Australia Ltd - ?

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - November 07, 1986

First flown as VH-CZJ - November 25, 1986

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-CZJ - December 16, 1986

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

Accepted by Ansett at Seattle(Boeing Field) - December 16, 1986

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as AN35 - December 16, 1986

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - December 19, 1986

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

Flight crew: Captains K. Patton, D. Schere; LAME D. Stefanou

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Captain B. Kearney) as AN8- December 24, 1986

Operated final revenue service Canberra - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as AN200 - September 14, 2001

Flight crew: Captain A. Rutledge; F/O J. Rothwell

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

The aircraft was placed in storage at the Ansett Terminal, Sydney Airport

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

It had flown 43,260 hours to date

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Captains P. Addison, M. McLaurie) as AN4041 - April 24, 2002

The aircraft had flown 43,262 hours with 30,533 cycles - June 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 U. K. in the Ansett livery as AN40 - April 17, 2003

Arrived Bournemouth on completion of the ferry flight - April 20, 2003

Ferry route: Melbourne - Perth - Cocos Islands - Male - Djibouti - Athens - Bournemouth

Flight crew: Captains J. Hudson, R. Laidlaw; Engineers D. Mills, J. Anderson

Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - April 29, 2003

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-CELY - April 29, 2003

Registered to Dart Group Plc

Ferried Stansted - Tel Aviv in the Ansett livery for conversion to QC configuration - June 29, 2003

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - July 08, 2003

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N662DG - July 09, 2003

Registered on a tempory certificate to Wilmington Trust Co. Trustee, Wilmington, U.S.A.

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-CELY - April 2004

Ferried Tel Aviv - Bournemouth on delivery to Jet 2 following conversion - April 24, 2004

The aircraft was named 'Ireland'

Ferried Bournemouth - Belfast - April 25, 2004

Officially delivered to Jet 2 - April 28, 2004

Current with Jet 2

 

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

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VH-CZJ. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, February 1987.

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VH-CZJ. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, September 1988.

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VH-CZJ. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Brisbane Airport, September 1988.

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VH-CZJ. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, August 1989.

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VH-CZJ. Ansett Australia - in the 'Flag' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 1889.

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

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VH-CZJ. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Brisbane Airport, June 1997.

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VH-CZJ. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, July 1997.

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G-CELY. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at London Stansted Airport, June 2003.

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G-CELY. Jet 2 - 'Jet 2 Ireland' in the revised livery with additional 'Friendly low fares' titles at an unknown airport, date unknown.

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G-CELY. Jet 2 - 'Jet 2 Glasgow' in the revised livery with additional 'Friendly low fares' titles at an unknown airport, July 2014.

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