VH-CZS. Boeing 737-277A. c/n 22651-819.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Ansett Airlines - March 17, 1980

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - November 04, 1981

First flown as VH-CZS - November 24, 1981

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-CZS - December 03, 1981

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

Accepted by Ansett at Seattle (Boeing Field) - December 09, 1981

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia - December 11, 1981

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - December 14, 1981

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

Flight crew: Captains C. Bird, R. Jaensch; LAME R. Baldwin

Operated first revenue service Melbourne - Sydney (Captain P. Tyers) as AN2076 - December 23, 1981

Operated final revenue service Brisbane - Melbourne (Captain M. Hickman) as AN2057 - January 04, 1987

The aircraft was withdrawn from service having flown 12,300 hours

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to the United States as AN557 - January 09, 1987

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

Flight crew: Captains D. James, D. Wyatt; LAME J. Anderson

Sold to Wilmington Trust Co - January 1987

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - February 03, 1987

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N184AW - February 05, 1987

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) with 8 First / 105 Economy seats

Operated final America West revenue service Oakland - Phoenix as HP277 - January 08, 2004

Observed at Phoenix in the basic America West livery - January 11, 2004

Sold to Alameda Corp c/- Jetran International Ltd, San Antonio, Texas - February 08, 2004

Ferried Phoenix - Mojave for storage and probable scrapping - February 18, 2004

Registered to Alameda Corp c/- Jetran International Ltd, San Antonio, Texas - March 01, 2004

Observed stored at Mojave without engines - September 19, 2005

Sold to Jetran International - January 17, 2006

Sold to MAA - February 28, 2006

Scrapped at Mojave

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - November 2008

 

VH-CZS. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 16, 1982.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4622-165.)

VH-CZS. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1982.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4622-062.)

VH-CZS. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1985.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4622-063.)

VH-CZS. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery with additional '50 Years Birthday' decal at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, December 1986.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4622-064.)

N184AW. America West Airlines - in the standard livery at Los Angeles Airport, March 1987.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-043.)