VH-CZR. Boeing 737-33A. c/n 24460-1831.

 

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-OBMH - March 01, 1990

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-OBMH - March 19, 1990

Registered to Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services

Accepted by A.W.A.S. at Seattle for lease to British Midland Airways - March 19, 1990

Leased to British Midland Airways as the registered operator

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to the United Kingdom - March 19, 1990

Operated first British Midland revenue service - March 23, 1990

Returned to CIT on termination of the lease - March 2001

Prepared for lease to Ansett Australia

The aircraft was painted in the Ansett Australia livery at Birmingham

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-CZR - March 19, 2001

Registered to CIT Leasing Corp (Tyco Capital)

Leased to Ansett Australia Ltd, Melbourne as the registered operator

Departed East Midland Airport on the ferry flight to Australia as AN41 - March 20, 2001

Arrived Christchurch on completion of the ferry flight - March 24, 2001

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

Melbourne (overnight) - Christchurh

Flight crew: Captains P. Addison, P. Feeney; Support crew A. Callaghan, P. Reed, A. Craig (EMA-MEL)

Captains P. Mason, D. S. Lees (MEL-CHC)

The pre-service overhaul carried was out at Christchurch by Air New Zealand Maintenance

Ferried Christchurch - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN4405 - May 22, 2001

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane as AN4418 - May 26, 2001

Operated first Ansett revenue service Brisbane - Darwin as AN104 - May 26, 2001

Operated final Ansett revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney as AN40 - September 13, 2001

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

The aircraft was immediately returned to the lessor

Ferried Sydney - Christchurch (Captain G. Lowe; F/O D. O'Sullivan) as AN4405 - October 10, 2001

Prepared for dry lease to Qantas Airways

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

Rolled out in the Qantas livery at Christchurch - October 27, 2001

Leased to Qantas New Zealand (Jetconnect) as the registered operator - November 08, 2001

Operated first Qantas revenue service Auckland - Christchurch as QF4109 - November 16, 2001

Registered to Australian Wetleasing Operations Pty Ltd, Redfern, NSW - April 24, 2002

Aircraft had flown 31,647 hours with 25,171 cycles - June 27, 2002

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - October 15, 2002

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-CZR - October 16, 2002

Registered to Jetconnect Ltd, Auckland

Operated final Qantas revenue service - July 06, 2004

Returned to lessor A.W.A.S. / Nordress

Operated end of lease flight Christchurch - Christchurch as QF6174 - September 15, 2004

Leased to Aerolineas Aereas Azteca, Mexico

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - October 04, 2004

Entered onto the Mexican Aircraft Register as XA-UCL - October 04, 2004

Departed Christchurch on the ferry flight to Mexico as LCD8001 - October 10, 2004

Ferry route: Christchurch - Pago Pago - Honolulu - Los Angeles

Entered service with Aerolineas Aereas Azteca - ?

Sold to AWMS 1, New York - June 06, 2007

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N460TF - June 06, 2007

Ferried Mecico City - Pinal Air Park, Tucson, Arizona for storage - June 09, 2007

Leased to Comair, Ltd, South Africa

Departed Tucson on the ferry flight to South Africa - September 07, 2007

Entered onto the South African Aircraft Register as ZS-OAH - October 30, 2007

Initially entered service in an all-white livery

Current with Comair

 

G-OBMH. British Midland - in the standard livery at Manchester Airport, June 1990.

(G. Ditchfield Copyright Image 4620-879.)

G-OBMH. British Midland - in the standard livery at Manchester Airport, November 1990.

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VH-CZR. Qantas - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, November 2001.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4620-328.)

VH-CZR. Qantas - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, October 2002.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-137.)

ZS-OAH. Comair - in the all-white livery with additional titles at Johannesburg Lanseria Airport, September 2010.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-509.)

ZS-OAH. Comair - in the all-white livery with additional titles at Johannesburg Lanseria Airport, September 2010.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-510.)