VH-CZQ. Boeing 737-277A. c/n 22649-801.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Ansett Airlines - ?

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - August 28, 1981

First flown as VH-CZQ - September 18, 1981

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-CZQ - September 30, 1981

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

Accepted by Ansett at Seattle (Boeing Field) - October 13, 1981

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia - October 15, 1981

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - October 18, 1981

Delivery route: Seattle - San Francisco - Hilo - Pago Pago - Nadi - Melbourne

Flight crew: Captains E. Walters, R. Flanigan; LAME R. Edsor

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Hobart (Captain G. Henderson) as AN1 - October 28, 1981

Conducted a spirited display at the Mangalore Air Show (Captains E. Walters, K. Patton) - Easter 1983

Operated inaugural Melbourne - Maroochydore - Melbourne service - April 06, 1986

Operated final revenue service Sydney - Melbourne (Captain R. Petrie) as AN1031 - November 16, 1986

The aircraft had flown 11,700 hours

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to the United States as AN555 - November 22, 1986

Ferry route: Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Nadi - Apia - Hilo - Seattle (Paine Field)

Flight crew: Captains A. Gloster, N. Day; LAME R. Leeds

Sold to Wilmington Trust Co - November 1986

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - December 15, 1986

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N182AW - December 16, 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 Albuquerque - Phoenix as HP32 - November 30, 2004

Ferried Phoenix - Goodyear as HP801 for storage - December 01, 2004

Leased to Republicair, Cancun, Mexico - March 09, 2005

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - March 09, 2005

Entered onto the Mexican Aircraft Register as XA-RBD - March 19, 2005

Departed Goodyear on the ferry flight to Republicair - April 02, 2005

Republicair was shut down by the Mexican Government for safety violations - April 2007

It was observed in service with Republicair - 2008

Leased to Intercontinental Airways, Banjul, Gambia - August 2008

Arrived at Banjul, Gambia on delivery to Intercontinental - August 10, 2008

Intercontinental Airways did not commence services

Arrived Mexico City on return to Republicair - October 03, 2008

Observed in service with Magnicharters - November 2008

Current startus ?

 

VH-CZQ. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, October 1981.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4622-083.)

N182AW. America West Airlines - in the original livery at Tucson Airport, December 1988.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-257.)