VH-CZP. Boeing 737-277A. c/n 22648-789.
This aircraft was ordered new by Ansett Airlines - ?
Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - July 21, 1981
First flown as 'N56807' - August 14, 1981
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-CZP - August 18, 1981
Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd, Melbourne
Accepted by Ansett at Seattle (Boeing Field) - August 25, 1981
Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia - August 27, 1981
Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - August 30, 1981
Delivery route: Seattle - San Francisco - Hilo - Nauru - Tontouta - Melbourne
Flight crew: Captains B. Andrews, J. Phillips
This was the 100th Boeing jet airliner to be delivered to Australia
Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane (Captain T. May) as AN52 - September 10, 1981
Operated final revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Captain I. Kingsmill) - October 12, 1986
The aircraft had flown 12,000 hours
Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to the United States as AN554 - October 17, 1986
Ferry route: Melbourne - Nadi - Apia - Hilo - Seattle (Paine Field)
Flight crew: Captains K. Patton, J. Mee; LAME N. Holden
Sold to Wilmington Trust Co - October 1986
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - November 10, 1986
Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N181AW - November 12, 1986
Registered to Wilmington Trust Co, Wilmington, DE
Leased to America West Airlines as the registered operator
Converted to America West configuration by TRAMCO at Everett (Paine Field)
Operated final America West revenue service Ontario (California) - Phoenix - January 14, 2002
Placed in open storage at Phoenix before ferrying to Goodyear in the America West livery
Sold to Grupo Turistico Magno SA de CV, Mexico t/a Magnicharters - June 2002
Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - June 14, 2002
Entered onto the Mexican Aircraft Register as XA-MAE - July 2002
Ferried Goodyear - Monterey on delivery to Magnicharters - July 2002
Current with Magnicharters
VH-CZP. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, August 1981.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-277.)
VH-CZP. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, June 1982.
(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4620-520.)
N181AW. America West Airlines - in the standard livery at Tucson Airport, November 1998.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-038.)