VH-CZU. Boeing 737-277A. c/n 22653-832.

Was also registered as: N186AW.


This aircraft was ordered new by Ansett Airlines - ?

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Boeing Field) - December 17, 1981

First flown as 'N8293V' - January 13, 1982

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-CZU - February 11, 1982

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

Accepted by Ansett at Seattle (Boeing Field) - February 17, 1982

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia - February 21, 1982

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - February 23, 1982

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

Flight crew: Captains C. Bird, W. Wilkinson; LAMEs P. King, M. Rance

Operated its first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Canberra (Capt. N. Roberts) as AN384 - March 05, 1982

Operated its final revenue service Sydney - Melbourne (Captain R. Crane) as AN139 - January 19, 1987

The aircraft had flown 11,200 hours

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to the United States as AN559 - January 23, 1987

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

Flight crew: Captains K. Wallace, J. Snowball, G. Henderson; LAME W. Searle

Sold to Wilmington Trust Co - February 1987

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - February 16, 1987

Sold to EFC Leasing Company - February 16, 1987

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N186AW - February 18, 1987

Registered to EFC Leasing Company

Leased to America West Airlines as the registered operator

Converted to America West configuration by Tramco at Paine Field

Operated its final America West revenue service Ontario - Phoenix as HP643 - November 05, 2004

Returned to EFC Leasing on termination of the lease - November 2004

Ferried Phoenix - Goodyear for storage - December 01, 2004

Broken up at Goodyear with the aircraft's tail having been removed - July 07, 2005

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - ?

Scrapped at Goodyear



VH-CZU. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery with additional 'Official Airline Commonwealth Games Brisbane 1982' titles at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, October 1982.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4622-053.)

VH-CZU. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, October 1983.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4620-120.)

VH-CZU. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 27, 1985.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4622-054.)