VH-CZK. Boeing 737-377. c/n 23663-1323.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Ansett with finance provided via Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corp

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton - November 21, 1986

First flown as VH-CZK - December 12, 1986

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-CZK - January 08, 1987

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

Accepted by Ansett at Seattle (Boeing Field) - January 08, 1987

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as AN36 - January 08, 1987

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - January 11, 1987

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

Flight crew: Captains N. Day, R. Blievers; LAME R. Bishop

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Launceston (Captain A. King) as AN1085 - January 17, 1987

Operated final revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Brisbane as AN142 - September 13, 2001

Flight crew: Captain M. J. Tullemans; F/O T. Francis

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

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

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

Ferried Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN4041 - April 15, 2002

Flight crew: Captains P. Addison, D. McCutcheon

Prepared for long term storage at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport

The aircraft had flown 42,828 hours with 30,210 cycles - June 27, 2002

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

Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - August 15, 2003

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-CELA - August 15, 2003

Registered to Dart Group Plc

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on ferry the flight to the U. K. in the Ansett livery as SXA171 - August 22, 2003

Arrived Bournemouth on completion of the ferry flight - August 24, 2003

Ferry route: Melbourne - Broome - Denpasar - Colombo - Al Ain - Larnaca - Bournemouth

Stored outside Channel Express hangar at Bournemouth in the Ansett livery

Observed at Bournemouth outside Channel Express hangar with some parts missing - April 01, 2004

Ferried Bournemouth - Tel Aviv for conversion to a Boeing 377QC configuration - ?

The conversion was completed at Tel Aviv - January 2005

Delivered to Jet 2 in the standard livery - February 01, 2005

Observed at Belfast as 'Yorkshire Dales' - May 11, 2005

Observed at Newcastle as 'Jet 2 Newcastle' - September 02, 2005

The aircraft had flown 65,845 hours - December 31, 20216

Operated final revenue service East Midlands - Alicante as EXS064K - June 25, 2017

Ferried Alicante - Leeds (Bradford) as EXS041A - June 26, 2017

Withdrawn from use at Leeds (Bradford)

Ferried Leeds (Bradford) - Kemble (Cotswold) as EXS031E - June 27, 2017

The aircraft was parted out at Kemble by Air Salvage International

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - ?

 

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

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

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VH-CZK. Ansett Australia - in the 'Flag' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, February 1994.

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VH-CZK. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Brisbane Airport, July 1996.

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VH-CZK. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 1998.

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VH-CZK. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, September 1999.

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VH-CZK. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Brisbane Airport, November 19, 1999.

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G-CELA. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Bournemouth Airport, June 2004.

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G-CELA. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Bournemouth Airport, August 2004.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4621-957.)

G-CELA. Jet 2 - 'Yorkshire Dales' in the revised livery at an unknown airport, March 2005.

(C. Laugier Copyright Image 4622-081.)