VH-CZT. Boeing 737-277A. c/n 22652-831.

 

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

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - December 15, 1981

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-CZT - January 18, 1982

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

First flown as VH-CZT - January 18, 1982

Accepted by Ansett at Seattle (Boeing Field) - January 26, 1982

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia - January 28, 1982

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - January 31, 1982

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

Flight crew: Captains E. Walters, R. Jaensch; LAME J. Sumner

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Hobart as AN11 - February 11, 1982

Operated inaugural Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Hamilton Island service - July 07, 1984

Operated final revenue service Canberra - Melbourne (Tullamarine) by Capt L. Sampson as AN395 - November 30, 1986

The aircraft had flown 11,200 hours

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to the United States as AN558 - December 05, 1986

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

Flight crew: Captains K. Wallace, R. Swan; LAME G. Davis

Sold to Wilmington Trust Co, Delaware- December 1986

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - December 08, 1986

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N185AW - December 10, 1986

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 8F / 105Y seating

Sold to Pacificorp - January 2002

Operated final America West revenue service Oakland - Phoenix - January 13, 2002

Ferried Phoenix - Goodyear for storage - February 15, 2002

Ferried Goodyear - Marana for storage - September 15, 2002

Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustees, Salt Lake City, UT - March 13, 2003

Entered onto the Mexican Aircraft Register as XA-MAD - March 27, 2003

Leased by Pacificorp to Grupo Turistico Magno SAde CV t/a Magnicharters, Mexico - March 27, 2003

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - March 28, 2003

Aircraft has reportedly been configured to seat 68 passengers in VIP leather seats

Observed at Monterrey in a revised livery - June 2010

Utilised during 'peak' seasons on Monterrey - Cancun - Monterrey route - 2015

Current with Magnicharters but mostly stored

 

VH-CZT. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery with additional 'Official Carrier Commonwealth Games Brisbane 1982' titles at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, August 1982.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4621-972.)

VH-CZT. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Cairns Airport, September 03, 1983.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4622-104.)

VH-CZT. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery with additional '150 Years Victoria' logo at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1986.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4620-521.)

VH-CZT. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery with additional '50 Years Birtrhday' decal at an unknown airport, April 1986.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4621-980.)

VH-CZT. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery with additional '50 Years Birtrhday' decal at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 1986.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4621-973.)

N185AW. America West Airlines - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, July 1988.

(P. Sansom Copyright Image 4622-004.)

N185AW. America West Airlines - in the standard livery at Tucson Airport, October 1996.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-044.)

XA-MAD. Magnicharters - in the revised livery at an unknown airport, August 2012.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4621-164.)

XA-MAD. Magnicharters - in the revised livery at an unknown airport, August 2012.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4621-981.)