VH-CZL. Boeing 737-377. c/n 23664-1326.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Ansett Airlines - ?

The finance was provided via Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corp

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - December 02, 1986

First flown as VH-CZL - December 18, 1986

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-CZL - January 15, 1987

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

Accepted by Ansett at Seattle (Boeing Field) - January 15, 1987

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as AN37 - January 15, 1987

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) aon completion of the delivery flight - January 18, 1987

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

Flight crew: Captains D. James, D. Wyatt; LAME J. Anderson

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Captain A. King) as AN1006 - January 20, 1987

Operated final revenue service Karratha - Perth as AN327 - September 13, 2001

Operated a charter for Argyle Diamond Perth - Argyle - Perth as AD1492/1493 - September 13, 2001

Flight crew: Captain B. Bardsley; F/O M. Coletti; Purser Y. Pine

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

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

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

Ferried Perth - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN4406 - January 16, 2002

Prepared for long term storage at Melbourne Airport

It had flown 42,459 hours with 30,422 cycles - June 27, 2002

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

Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - July 03, 2003

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-CELB - July 03, 2003

Registered to Dart Group Plc

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to the U. K. in the Ansett livery as SXA166 - July 10, 2003

Arrived Bournemouth on completion of the ferry flight - July 12, 2003

Ferry route: Melbourne - Denpasar - Colombo - Al Ain - Lanaca - Bournemouth

Stored outside BASCO hangar at Bournemouth in the Ansett livery without engines

Observed at Bucharest with paint - March 17, 2004

Repainted in full Jet 2 livery and appeared as such - May 22, 2004

The aircraft was named 'Yorkshire'

Ferried Southend - Leeds as EXS018P - May 22, 2004

Entered service with Jet 2 - May 2004

Current with Jet 2

 

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

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VH-CZL. Ansett Australia - in the 'Flag' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, June 1993.

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VH-CZL. Ansett Australia - in the 'Flag' livery at Brisbane Airport, August 1993.

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

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G-CELB. Jet 2 - in the original livery with additional 'Yorkshire' titles at Bournemouth Airport, June 2004.

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G-CELB. Jet 2 - in the original livery with additional 'Yorkshire' titles at Leeds Airport, June 2004.

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G-CELB. Jet 2 - in the original livery with additional 'Yorkshire' titles at Faro Airport, January 2005.

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G-CELB. Jet 2 - in the original livery with additional 'Yorkshire' titles at an uknown airport, February 2008.

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