VH-CZM. Boeing 737-277A. c/n 22645-768.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Ansett Airlines - ?

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - May 06, 1981

First flown as VH-CZM - May 27, 1981

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-CZM - June 02, 1981

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

Accepted by Ansett at Seattle (Boeing Field) - June 15, 1981

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia - June 17, 1981

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - June 20, 1981

Delivery route: Seattle - San Francisco - Hilo - Pago Pago - Nadi - Melbourne

Flight crew: Captains M. Wheaton, E. Walters

Utilised for pilot training and demonstration flights after its arrival in Australia

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Coolangatta (Captain E. Walters) as AN88 - July 01, 1981

Operated inaugural 737 service into northwest Tasmania (Captains J. Raby, R. Flanigan) - February 10, 1982

Route: Melbourne - Burnie - Devonport - Melbourne

Operated inaugural Air Vanuatu Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Brisbane - Vila 737 service as AN182 - October 09, 1984

Leased to Polynesian in the standard Ansett livery - December 19, 1984 to January 23, 1985

Leased to Air Vanuatu to replace 737 5W-PAL - November 15, 1985 to March 1986

Operated final revenue service Coolangatta - Melbourne (Tullamarine) (Captain G. Harley) - September 28, 1986

The aircraft had flown 12,300 hours

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to the United States as AN551 - October 03, 1986

Ferry route: Melbourne - Nadi - Apia - Hilo - Seattle (Paine Field)

Flight crew: Captains N. Day, I. McKenzie; LAME E. Gross; Boeing Engineer M. Pulaski

Sold to Wilmington Trust Co - October 05, 1986

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - October 28, 1986

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N178AW - October 30, 1986

Registered to Wilmington Trust Co, Wilmington, DE

Leased to America West Airlines as the registered operator - October 30, 1986

Converted to America West configuration by TRAMCO at Paine Field

Sold to IBM Credit and leased to America West Airlines

Withdrawn from service and parked at Goodyear, Arizona - October 06, 2001

Ferried Goodyear - Phoenix (Arizona) for temporary storage - January 24, 2002

Returned to IBM Credit on the termination of the lease - February 02, 2002

Leased to America West Airlines as the registered operator - March 2002

Returned to service with America West Airlines - March 30, 2002

Operated final America West revenue service Los Angeles - Phoenix as HP707 - March 03, 2008

Ferried Phoenix - Goodyear as HP7809 - August 06, 2004

Reportedly being prepared for scrapping - August 2004

Ferried Goodyear - Tucson - August 25, 2004

Sold to Alameda Corporation Inc c/- Jetran International

Registered to Jetran International, San Antonio, Texas - August 26, 2004

Sold to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustees - September 17, 2004

Sold to Shaheen Air International, Karachi, Pakistan

Test flown at Tucson, Arizona - February 02, 2005

Departed Tucson in the standard Shaheen International livery on the ferry flight to Pakistan - February 04, 2005

Ferry route: Tucson - Thunder Bay - Goose Bay - Oostende - Athens - Dubai - Karachi

Flight crew: Captains B. MacNeal, J. Faulker

Entered onto the Pakistan Aircraft Register as AP-BHA - February 2005

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - February 09, 2005

Aircraft named 'Chun'

Current with Shaheen International

 

VH-CZM. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery over Washington State, June 1981.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-124.)

VH-CZM. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, July 1981.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4621-983.)

VH-CZM. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 18, 1984.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4620-592.)

VH-CZM. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery with additional 'Air Vanuatu' titles at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, November 03, 1984.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4620-593.)

VH-CZM. Polynesian Air Vanuatu - in the Ansett 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 1985.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4621-631.)

VH-CZM. Polynesian Air Vanuatu - in the Ansett 'Southern Cross' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, November 20, 1985.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4620-594.)

VH-CZM. Polynesian - in the Ansett 'Southern Cross' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, April 10, 1986.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4620-595.)

VH-CZM. Polynesian - in the Ansett 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, October 1986.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4621-984.)

VH-CZM. Polynesian - in the Ansett 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, October 1986.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-596.)

VH-CZM. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery with additional '150 Years Victoria' titles at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-729.)

N178AW. America West - in the standard livery at Tucson Airport, December 1997.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-256.)

N178AW. Shaheen - 'Yaz' in the standard livery at Tucson Airport, February 2005.

(R. Shane Copyright Image 4620-340.)

AP-BHA. Shaheen - 'Yaz' in the standard livery at an unknown airport, December 2009.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-484.)

AP-BHA. Shaheen - 'Yaz' in the standard livery at an unknown airport, December 2009.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-092.)