VH-CZT. Boeing 737-33A. c/n 27454-2703.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services (A.W.A.S.) - ?

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - February 17, 1995

First flown as VH-CZT - March 01, 1995

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-CZT - March 16, 1995

Registered to Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services

Accepted by A.W.A.S. at Seattle (Boeing Field) - April 03, 1995

Leased Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd, Melbourne as the registered operator

Departed Dothan, Al after modifications on the delivery flight to Australia as AN5981- May 15, 1995

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - May 16, 1995

Delivery route: Dothan - San Diego - Hilo - Apia - Nadi - Melbourne

Flight crew: Captains J. Snowball, B. Rodell; F/O J. Davey; Support crew: K. Wombell, C. Waterman,

M. McCarthy, P. Dunning, M. Joss, N. Thomopoulos, A Harrison, P. Jackson,

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Cairns as AN1280 - May 21, 1995

It was the third aircraft in the Ansett fleet to be repainted for 'Sydney 2000 Olympic Games' - January 19, 1999

It carried the 3 Olympic mascots - 'Syd', 'Millie', 'Ollie' on the fuselage

The Olympic mascots were removed during maintenance at Melbourne (Tullamarine) - November 2000

Operated final revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Adelaide (West Beach) as AN917 - September 13, 2001

Ansett suspended operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001

Stored at Adelaide (West Beach) before being returned to the lessor

Ferried Adelaide (West Beach) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN4406 - November 01, 2001

The aircraft was stored at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport awaiting placement

It had flown 20,051 hours with 13,597 cycles - June 27, 2002

Aircraft leased to Rio-Sul Servicos Aereos Regionals SA / t/a Rio-Sul

Entered onto the Brazilian Aircraft Register as PT-SSQ - October 11, 2002

Test flown at Melbourne (Tullamarine) - October 15 and 25, 2002

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - October 29, 2002

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to Brazil in the Rio-Sul livery as RG9961 - October 29, 2002

Ferry route: Melbourne - Darwin - Manila - Narita - Cold Bay - Seattle - Cancun - Manus - Brasilia

Operated first revenue service with Rio-Sul - November 2002

Operated final Rio-Sul revenue service - July 17, 2006

Returned to A.W.A.S. / Nordress on termination of the lease

Departed Brasil on the ferry flight to Ireland - August 01, 2007

Arrived Shannon on completion of the ferry flight - August 03, 2007

Ferry route: Rio de Janeiro - Cape Verde - Las Palmas - Lissaboa - Shannon

Prepared at Shannon for lease to Air Baltic

Entered onto the Latvian Aircraft Register as YL-BBI - September 2007

Winglets fitted to the aircraft at Shannon - September 27, 2007

Departed Shannon on delivery to Air Baltic - September 29, 2007

Current with Air Baltic

 

VH-CZT. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, July 1995.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4621-971.)

VH-CZT. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery with additional 'Olympic Games 2000 Mascot' logos at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, March 1999.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4620-524.)

VH-CZT. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery with additional 'Olympic Games 2000 Mascot' logos at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, July 1999.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-522.)

VH-CZT. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery with additional 'Olympic Games 2000 Mascot' logos at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, July 1999.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4621-982.)

VH-CZT. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery with additional 'Olympic Games 2000 Mascot' logos at Brisbane Airport, July 1999.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-033.)

VH-CZT. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery with additional 'Olympic Games 2000 Mascot' logos at Brisbane Airport, August 1999.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-138.)

VH-CZT. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery with additional 'Olympic Games 2000 Mascot' logos at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, August 2000.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4620-140.)

VH-CZT. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery with additional 'Olympic Games 2000 Mascot' logos at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 2000.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4620-139.)

VH-CZT. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 2001.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-098.)

VH-CZT. Rio Sul Varig - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, October 2002.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-141.)

VH-CZT. Rio Sul Varig - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, October 2002.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-501.)