VH-CZN. Boeing 737-377. c/n 24303-1620.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Ansett Transport Industries - ?

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

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - September 16, 1988

First flown as VH-CZN - September 29, 1988

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-CZN - October 12, 1988

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

Accepted by Ansett at Seattle (Boeing Field) - October 12, 1988

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as AN37 - October 12, 1988

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

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

Flight crew: Captains R. Swan, W. Gowans, P. Sherring (to Nadi);

Captains A. Gloster, R. E. Moore, C. Williams (Nadi to Brisbane)

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Mt Isa - Darwin (Captain I. Young) - October 20, 1988

Operated final revenue service Perth - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN327 - August 31, 2001

Ansett suspended operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001

This aircraft was undergoing heavy maintenance at Melbourne (Tullamarine) when operations were suspended

Placed in open storage at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport in the basic Ansett livery

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

Aircraft had flown 37,798 hours with 26,029 cycles - June 27, 2002

Test flown at Melbourne (Tullamarine) after overhaul as AN4089 - December 18, 2002

Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - December 19, 2002

Entered onto the Seychelles Aircraft Register as S7-ABD - December 19, 2002

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on fthe erry flight to Singapore with a non-Ansett crew - December 23, 2002

Arrived Singapore (Changi) on completion of the ferry flight - December 23, 2002

Ferry route: Melbourne - Darwin - Paya Lebar - Singapore

Stored at Singapore by Regionair Pte Ltd (Leasing Company) in the basic Ansett livery

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-CELG - October 26, 2004

Registered to Dart Group Plc

Departed Singapore on ferry flight to the United Kingdom - 2004

Ferried Lasham - Southend - December 02, 2004

Delivered to Jet 2 in the standard livery - December 09, 2004

The aircraft was named 'London'

Entered service with Jet 2 - December 2004

Current with Jet 2

 

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

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VH-CZN. Ansett Australia - in the 'Flag' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1991.

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VH-CZN. Ansett Australia - in the 'Flag' livery at Brisbane Airport, July 1991.

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VH-CZN. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Brisbane Airport, May 1996.

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VH-CZN. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Coolangatta Airport, September 1999.

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G-CELG. Jet 2 - 'Jet 2 London' in the revised livery at Leeds Airport, January 2005.

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G-CELG. Jet 2 - 'Jet 2 London' in the revised livery with additional 'Friendly Low Fares' titles at Leeds Airport, June 2009.

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