VH-CZS. Boeing 737-33A. c/n 24030-1654.
Was also registered as: G-OBMC; XA-SGJ; ZK-CZS; XA-UCP;
This aircraft was ordered new by Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services (A.W.A.S.) - August 1987
Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Boeing Field) - December 1988
First flown as 'G-OBMC' - December 08, 1988
Entered onto British Aircraft Register as G-OBMC (CofR G-OBMC/R1) - January 09, 1989
Registered to Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services
Accepted by A.W.A.S. at Seattle (Boeing Field) - January 09, 1989
Leased to British Midland Airways - January 09, 1989
Departed Seattle on the delivery flight to the United Kingdom - January 09, 1989
Operated its first British Midland revenue service - January 1989
Returned to A.W.A.S. oat the end of the lease - January 13, 1994
Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - ?
Entered onto the Mexican Aircraft Register as XA-SGJ - February 01, 1994
Registered to Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services
Leased to Transportes Aereos Ejecutivos SA t/a TAESA as the registered operator
Returned to A.W.A.S. oat the end of the lease - March 21, 1996
Leased to Ansett Australia - March 25, 1996
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-CZS - March 25, 1996
Registered to Ansett Australia Ltd, Melbourne
Departed Mexico City on the ferry flight to New Zealand with a non-Ansett crew - April 03, 1996
Arrived Christchurch on completion of the ferry flight - April 05, 1996
Ferry route: Mexico City - San Diego - Hilo - Apia - Christchurch
Refitted to Ansett requirements and painted at Christchurch by Air New Zealand
Ferried Christchurch - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN4294 - May 30, 1996
Flight crew: Captains P. Addison, P. Marsh;
Support Crew: D. Jarvis, R. Steward, K. Lovai, P. Field, S. Seddon, R. Schlachetka, R. Griffiths
Operated its first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Cairns (Captain D. Marsh) as AN1280 - June 02, 1996
Ansett suspended all flying operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001
Operated its final Ansett revenue service Townsville - Brisbane as AN123 - September 14, 2001
Ferried Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN4405 - October 26, 2001
The aircraft was returned to Ansett Worldwide - November 05, 2001
Test flown at Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN4590 - November 05, 2001
Prepared for dry lease to Qantas Airways
Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Christchurch (Captains P. Addison, J. Hudson) as AN4405 - November 05, 2001
Leased to Qantas New Zealand (Jetconnect) - November 08, 2001
Registered to Ansett Worldwide - November 12, 2001
Leased to Qantas Airways / Jetconnect - November 15, 2001
Operated its first Qantas revenue service Auckland - Wellington as QF4007 - December 01, 2001
Registered to Australian Wetleasing Operations Pty Ltd, Redfern, NSW - April 24, 2002
The aircraft had flown 35,903 hours with 28,222 cycles - June 27, 2002
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - October 15, 2002
Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-CZS - October 16, 2002
Registered to Jetconnect Ltd, Auckland
Operated its final Qantas revenue service Auckland - Christchurch as QF4153 - August 02, 2004
Returned to lessor A.W.A.S. / Nordress
Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - October 14, 2004
Entered onto the Mexican Aircraft Register as XA-UCP - October 14, 2004
Registered to A. W. A. S. / Nordress
Leased to Aerolineas Aereas Azteca, Mexico as the registered operator
Departed Christchurch on the ferry flight to Mexico as LCD8003 - October 19, 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 N240TF - June 08, 2007
Ferried Mecico City - Pinal Air Park, Tucson, Arizona for storage - June 2007
Leased to Comair, Ltd, South Africa
Departed Tucson on the ferry flight to South Africa - September 24, 2007
Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - November 28, 2007
Entered onto the South African Aircraft Register as ZS-OAI - November 29, 2007
Initially entered service in an all-white livery with the associated company 'Kulula'
Transferred to Comair and repainted into the British Airways livery - ?
The aircraft was configured with 15C / 106Y seating
Withdrawn from service at Johannesburg (Oliver Reginald Tambo) - April 2013
Cancelled from the South African Aircraft Register - April 12, 2013
Scrapped at Johannesburg
VH-CZS. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, June 1996.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4621-960.)
VH-CZS. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Christchurch Airport, November 2001.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-223.)
VH-CZS. Qantas - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, March 2002.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-436.)
ZK-CZS. Qantas - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, April 25, 2004.
(Z. Rae Copyright Image 4622-373.)
ZK-CZS. Qantas - in the all-white livery at Christchurch Airport, September 2004.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-351.)