VH-CZM. Boeing 737-377. c/n 24302-1618.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Ansett Airlines - ?

Finance provided via Credit Lyonnais Australia Ltd, Nord LB and Sumitomo International Finance

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - September 11, 1988

First flown as VH-CZM - September 23, 1988

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-CZM - October 11, 1988

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

Accepted by Ansett at Seattle (Boeing Field) - October 11, 1988

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as AN37 - October 11, 1988

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - October 13, 1988

Delivery route: Seattle - Kailua/Kona (overnight) - Nadi (overnight) - Brisbane

Flight crew: Captains A; Gloster, E. Moore, C. Williams (to Nadi);

Captains D.M. Martin; F/O R.G. Wills (Nadi to Brisbane)

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Hamilton Island (Captain A. Pryde) - October 19, 1988

Leased to America West Airlines during the Australian pilots' dispute - October 26, 1989

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to Phoenix, Arizona - October 27, 1989

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - November 29, 1989

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N113AW - November 30, 1989

Registered to Transpacific Enterprises Inc, Bellevue, WA

Operated by America West Airlines in the standard livery

Arrived Brisbane at end of lease to America West Airlines as Cactus 3802 - October 07, 1991

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-CZM - October 10, 1991

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

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane - November 01, 1991

Operated inaugural Ansett 737 service Perth - Kalgoorlie - Perth (Captain M. Klapp) as AN350/351 - June 30, 1996

Ansett suspended operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001

Operated final revenue service Cairns - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as AN227 - September 14, 2001

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

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

Ferried Sydney - Melbourne (Tullamarine) (Captains P. Doery, D. McCutcheon) as AN4041 - June 04, 2002

This was the last Ansett flight to depart Sydney Airport and the aircraft was farewelled by the firetrucks

Prepared for long term storage at Melbourne (Tullamarine)

Aircraft had flown 42,542 hours with 26,067 cycles - June 27, 2002

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

Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - September 25, 2002

Entered onto the Seychelles Aircraft Register as S7-ABB - September 25, 2002

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to Singapore in the Ansett livery - September 26, 2002

Arrived Singapore (Changi) on completion of the ferry flight - September 26, 2002

Ferry route: Melbourne - Darwin - Singapore

Stored at Singapore by Regionair Pte Ltd (Leasing Company) in the basic Ansett livery without titles

Departed Singapore on the ferry flight to the United Kingdom by Southern Cross Aviation - September 27, 2004

Arrived Lasham on delivery to Channel Express Airlines - September 28, 2004

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-CELF - October 05, 2004

Registered to Dart Group Plc

Delivered to Jet 2 in the standard livery and named 'Jet 2 Valencia' - November 12, 2004

Entered service with Jet 2 - November 14, 2004

Current with Jet 2

 

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

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-146.)

N113AW. Ansett Australia - in the all-white livery at Brisbane Airport, October 1991.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-422.)

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

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-075.)

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

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-076.)

VH-CZM. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, May 1996.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-480.)

VH-CZM. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, July 2002.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-222.)

S7-ABB. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, October 2002.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-241.)

G-CELF. Jet 2 - 'Jet 2 Valencia' in the revised livery at an unknown airport, July 2008.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-465.)