VH-CZS. Boeing 737-33A. c/n 24030-1654.

 

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 - 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 the first British Midland revenue service - January 1989

Returned to A.W.A.S. on termination of the lease - January 13, 1994

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. on termination 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 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 the final Ansett revenue service Townsville - Brisbane as AN123 - September 14, 2001

Ferried Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN4405 - October 26, 2001

Aircraft 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 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 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 as 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.)

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.)