VH-CZQ. Boeing 737-33A. c/n 24461-1833.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services (A.W.A.S.) - ?

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - February 1990

First flown as G-OBMJ - March 06, 1990

Accepted by A. W. A. S. at Seattle for lease to British Midland Airways - March 22, 1990

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-OBMJ - March 22, 1990

Registered to Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services

Leased to British Midland Airways as the registered operator

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to the United Kingdom - March 22, 1990

Operated first British Midland revenue service - March 28, 1990

Sub-leased to Air 2000 - July 1991

Returned to British Midland on termination of the lease - ?

Prepared for lease to Ansett Australia

Repainted in Ansett Australia livery at East Midlands by BMI Maintenance

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-CZQ - December 03, 2000

Registered to CIT Leasing Corp (Tyco Capital)

Leased to Ansett Australia as the registered operator

Departed East Midland Airport on the ferry flight to Australia as AN4800 - December 04, 2000

Arrived Christchurch on completion of the ferry flight - December 08, 2000

Ferry route: East Midland - Larnaca - Dubai (overnight) - Chennai - Subang (overnight) - Broome -

Melbourne (overnight) - Christchurh

Flight crew: Captains P. Addison, J. Schmidt (EMA-MEL); Captains K. Duncan, P. Doery (MEL-CHC)

Ferried Christchurch - Melbourne (Tullamarine) by Captain T. Ahern as AN4800 - February 09, 2001

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane (Captain D. Black) as AN72 - February 14, 2001

Operated final revenue Ansett service Perth - Adelaide (West Beach) as AN188 - September 13, 2001

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

The aircraft was immediately returned to the lessor

Ferried Adelaide (West Beach) - Christchurch (Captains P. Addison, R. Young) as AN4405 - October 11, 2001

Prepared for dry lease to Virgin Blue Airlines for six months

Registered to CIT Financial (Australia) Ltd - October 16, 2001

Ferried Christchurch - Brisbane - October 29, 2001

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator - October 30, 2001

Operated first Virgin Blue revenue service Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as DJ306 - November 01, 2001

The aircraft had flown 28,849 hours and 27,647 cycles as of June 27, 2002

The lease to Virgin Blue was extended until February 28, 2003 and then on a 'payment only when used' basis

Operated final revenue service with Virgin Blue - October 03, 2003

Returned to CIT Financial (Australia) Ltd at end of the lease - October 28, 2003

Ferried Brisbane - Christchurch for maintenance, repaint and storage as DJ9080 - October 28, 2003

Sold to CIT Leasing Corp, New York - January 15, 2004

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - January 16, 2004

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N446CT - January 16, 2004

Observed at Christchurch in basic all-white livery - February 18, 2004

Entered onto the Ukraine Aircraft Register as UR-VVI - March 05, 2004

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - March 05, 2004

Departed Christchurch on the ferry flight to the Ukraine as AEW9007 - March 06, 2004

Arrived Kiev on completion of the ferry flight - March 08, 2004

Leased to Aerosvit Airlines, Kiev, Ukraine as the registered operator

Damaged the landing gear whilst taking-off from Dubai, UAE - August 02, 2005

Aircraft landed safely at Minhat and was repaired

Departed Kiev for return to the lessor on termination of the lease as AEW2601 - April 15, 2009

Arrived Hondo (Texas) aon completion of the ferry flight - April 16, 2009

Ferry route: Kiev - Bucharest - Reykjavik - Bangor - Hondo

Withdrawn from use and stored at Hondo, Texas

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N224CL - May 07, 2009

Registered to CIT Leasing Corp, New York

Cancelled from the Ukraine Aircraft Register - May 19, 2009

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - May 19, 2009

The aircraft was not reregistered or exported and has presumably been scrapped

 

G-OBMJ. British Midland - in the standard livery with additional 'Air 2000' titles at an unknown airport, June 1991.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4621-938.)

G-OBMJ. British Midland - in the standard livery with additional 'Air 2000' titles at an unknown airport, August 1991.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4621-969.)

G-OBMJ. British Midland - in the standard livery with additional 'Air 2000' titles at an unknown airport, October 1991.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4621-979.)

G-OBMJ. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at East Midlands Airport, November 2000.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-371.)

VH-CZQ. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, June 2001.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4620-880.)

VH-CZQ. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, June 2001.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4621-970.)

VH-CZQ. Virgin Blue - in the non-standard livery at Brisbane Airport, November 2001.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-102.)

VH-CZQ. Virgin Blue - in the non-standard livery at Brisbane Airport, November 2001.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-103.)

VH-CZQ. Virgin Blue - in the non-standard livery at Brisbane Airport, November 2001.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-037.)

VH-CZQ. Virgin Blue - in the non-standard livery at Brisbane Airport, December 2001.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-101.)

VH-CZQ. Virgin Blue - in the non-standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, December 2001.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4620-135.)

VH-CZQ. Virgin Blue - in the non-standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, February 2002.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-155.)

VH-CZQ. Virgin Blue - in the non-standard livery at Brisbane Airport, August 2002.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-096.)

VH-CZQ. Virgin Blue - in the non-standard livery at Brisbane Airport, August 2002.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-097.)

VH-CZQ. Virgin Blue - in the non-standard livery at Christchurch Airport, July 2003.

(G. Reid Copyright Image 4622-041.)

UR-VVI. Aerosvit Ukrainian Airlines - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, May 2006.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-542.)

UR-VVI. Aerosvit Ukrainian Airlines - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, May 2006.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-543.)