VH-CZO. Boeing 737-377. c/n 24304-1622.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Ansett - June 21, 1985

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

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Boeing Field) - September 17, 1988

First flown as 'VH-CZO' - October 04, 1988

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-CZO - October 18, 1988

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

Accepted by Ansett at Seattle (Boeing Field) - October 18, 1988

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as AN37 - October 18, 1988

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - October 21, 1988

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

Flight crew: Captains D. C. James, R. Nichols, K. White; LAMEs S. Donald, C. Wiles

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Townsville - Cairns (Captain McMillan) - October 27, 1988

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

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to Phoenix, Arizona - October 19, 1989

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N114AW - November 30, 1989

Registered to Transpacific Enterprises Inc, Bellevue, WA

Leased to America West Airlines as the registered operator

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - December 01, 1989

The aircraft was operated in the America West Airlines livery

Departed Phoenix on the ferry flight to Australia - ?

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) at the end of lease to America West Airlines - June 28, 1990

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - June 28, 1990

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-CZO - July 02, 1990

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

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullanmarine) - Alice Springs - July 4, 1990

Operated the inaugural Ansett 737 Perth - Argyle - Perth charter (Captain S. J. Bradbury) - January 31, 2000

Ansett suspended operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001

Operated final revenue service Darwin - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as AN7 - September 14, 2001

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

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

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) for storage as AN4041 - May 17, 2002

The aircraft was prepared for long term storage at Melbourne Airport

It had flown 38,898 hours with 26,060 cycles - June 27, 2002

Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - October 09, 2002

Entered onto the Seychelles Aircraft Register as S7-ABC - October 09, 2002

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to Singapore in the Ansett livery - October 11, 2002

Arrived Singapore (Changi) on completion of the ferry flight - October 11, 2002

Ferry route: Melbourne - Darwin - Singapore

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

Leased to Biman Bangladesh Airlines - January 31, 2003

Entered onto the Bangladesh Aircraft Register as S2-AEA - ?

Returned to ST Aerospace Ltd - April 2004

Leased to Merpati Nusantara Airlines - May 04, 2004

Entered onto the Indonesian Aircraft Register as PK-MBN - ?

Withdrawn from service and stored at Marila Ninoy Aquino International Airport - May 2006

The aircraft was reportedly scrapped - November 2008

 

VH-CZO. America West Airlines - in the standard livery at San Francisco Airport, November 1989.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-179.)

VH-CZO. Ansett Australia - in the 'Flag' livery at Brisbane Airport, May 09, 1993.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4621-959.)

VH-CZO. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, December 2000.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4620-245.)

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

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-242.)

S2-AEA. Bangladesh Biman - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, May 2003.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-262.)