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The aircraft was withdrawn from service having flown 12,300 hours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