VH-CZP. Boeing 737-377. c/n 24305-1641.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Ansett Airlines - ?

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

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - October 30, 1988

First flown as VH-CZP - November 10, 1988

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-CZP - November 28, 1988

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

Accepted by Ansett at Seattle (Boeing Field) - November 28, 1988

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as AN41 - November 28, 1988

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - December 01, 1988

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

Flight crew: Captains N. Day, R. Nunn; F/O Captain A. Leatch; LAMEs R. Hargraves, E. Gross

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Coolangatta - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - December 10, 1988

It was leased to America West Airlines during the pilots' dispute - October 1989

Departed Brisbane on the ferry flight to Phoenix, Arizona - October 19, 1989

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - November 30, 1989

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N115AW - November 30, 1989

Registered to Transpacific Enterprises Inc, Bellevue, WA

Leased to America West Airlines as the registered operator

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) at end of the lease to America West Airlines - April 30, 1990

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-CZP - May 1, 1990

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

Operated first Ansett revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - May 04, 1990

This aircraft was the first Ansett aircraft to appear in the 'Flag' or 'Union Jack' livery - October 04, 1990

Ansett suspended all operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001

Operated final revenue Ansett service Canberra - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN165 - September 14, 2001

It was placed in storage at the Ansett Hangar area at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport

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

Aircraft had flown 37,683 hours with 25,652 cycles - June 27, 2002

Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - September 10, 2002

Entered onto the Seychelles Aircraft Register as S7-ABA - September 10, 2002

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to Singapore in the Ansett livery - September 12, 2002

Ferry route: Melbourne - Darwin - Paya Lebar (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-AEB - ?

Returned to ST Aerospace Ltd - April 2004

Leased to Merpati Nusantara Airlines - May 04, 2004

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

Reportedly stored and awaiting scrapping - November 2008

 

N115AW. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, October 1989.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-012.)

N115AW. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, May 1990.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4620-421.)

VH-CZP. Ansett Australia - in the 'Flag' livery at an unknown location, October 1990.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-213.)

VH-CZP. Ansett Australia - in the 'Flag' livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-031.)

VH-CZP. Ansett Australia - in the 'Flag' livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-030.)

VH-CZP. Ansett Australia - in the 'Flag' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, October 1993.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-263.)

VH-CZP. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Brisbane Airport, April 1996.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-032.)

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

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-481.)