VH-CZU. Boeing 737-33A. c/n 27267-2600.

 

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

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton - March 18, 1994

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-CZU - March 28, 1994

Registered to Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services

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

First flown as VH-CZU - March 31, 1994

Accepted by A.W.A.S. at Seattle (Boeing Field) - April 19, 1994

Leased to Ansett Australia - April 19, 1994

Ferried Seattle (Boeing Field) - Abbotsford - Dothan for cabin interior fit-out - April 20, 1994

Flight crew: Captains J. Snowball, K. Wallace

Departed Dothan, Al after modifications on the delivery flight to Australia as AN5981- May 27, 1994

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - May 29, 1994

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

Flight crew: Captains J. Snowball, A. Gloster; F/O S. Cumbus; Support crew: D. Winter, C. Ryan,

K. Wombwell, C. Waterman, T. Hollister, G. Willaton, M. Rance.

Operated first revenue service Melbourne - ? (Captain C. Martin) - June 06, 1994

Operated final revenue service Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN175 - September 13, 2001

Ansett suspended operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Auckland on return to A. W. A. S. as AN4405 - October 23, 2001

Flight crew: Captains K. Duncan, J. Schmidt; Engineers G. Horwood, K. Manson, T. Noronha

Ferried Auckland - Christchurch as AN4406 - October 26, 2001

Flight crew: Captains K. Duncan, J. Schmidt; Engineers G. Horwood, K. Manson, T. Noronha

The aircraft was prepared at Christchurch for dry-lease to Qantas Airways

Rolled out at Christchurch in the Qantas livery - October 30, 2001

Operated first Qantas revenue service Auckland - Christchurch as QF4103 - November 19, 2001

The aircraft was named 'Vicki Papaionou'

This aircraft was officially leased to Qantas Airways - November 21, 2001

Registered to Australian Wetleasing Operations Pty Ltd, Redfern, NSW - April 24, 2002

Aircraft had flown 22,960 hours with 15,322 cycles - June 27, 2002

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - October 15, 2002

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-CZU - October 16, 2002

Leased to Jetconnect Ltd, Auckland as the registered operator

Operated final Qantas revenue service Auckland - Christchurch as QF4161 - October 18, 2004

Returned to A. W. A. S. at Christchurch on termination of the lease

Leased to Blue Air, Romania - November 2004

Test flown at Christchurch as QF6171 - December 14, 2004

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - December 14, 2004

Entered onto the Romanian Aircraft Register as YR-BAA - December 14, 2004

Departed Christchurch on the ferry flight to Romania - December 18, 2004

Ferry route: Christchurch - Townsville - Denpasar - Colombo - Dubai - Bucharest

Entered service with Blue Air - December 2004

Returned to A. W. A. S. on termination of the lease - September 13, 2010

Cancelled from the Romanian Aircraft Register - September 13, 2010

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N267AN - September 13, 2010

Registered to AWMS1 Trust, New York, NY

Registered N267AN 13/09/10 to AWMS 1 Trust, New York, NY.

Observed at Lufthansa Technik, Budapest in Blue Air livery awaiting 'D-Check' - October 14, 2010

Observed at Lufthansa Technik, Budapest - Ferihegy without paint - October 25, 2010

Repainted into Webjet Linhas Aereas in preparation for lease

Test flown at Budapest (Ferihegy) with Brasilian registation 'PR-WJW' covered - December 03, 2010

Departed Budapest (Ferihegy) on the ferry flight to Brasilia - December 10, 2010

Entered onto the Brasilian Aircraft Register as PR-WJW - December 2010

Leased to Webjet Linhas Aereas as the registered operator

Brasilian airline Gol received approval from antitrust regulator to buy Webjet - October 10, 2012

Aircraft withdrawn from service and stored at Salgado Filho International Airport, Porto Alegre

Returned to A. W. A. S. on termination of the lease - November 13, 2012

Cancelled from the Brasilian Aircraft Register - December 2012

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N267AN - December 04, 2012

Registered to AMWS1, New York City, NY

Entered onto the Mexican Aircraft Register as XA-VIQ - December 04, 2012

Registered to AMWS1, New York City, NY

Leased to Viva Aerobus, Monterrey, Mexico as the registered operator

Ferried Porto Alegre - Manaus - San Jose - Monterrey on delivery to Viva Aerobus - December 11, 2012

Current with Viva Aerobus

 

VH-CZU. Ansett Australia - in the 'Flag' livery at Brisbane Airport, October 1995.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-034.)

VH-CZU. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 1998.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-414.)

VH-CZU. Qantas - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, March 2002.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-042.)

ZK-CZU. Qantas - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, September 2004.

(G. Reid Copyright Image 4620-353.)

YR-BAA. Blue Air - in the all-white livery at Christchurch Airport, November 2004.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-354.)

YR-BAA. Blue Air - in the standard livery at Milan Airport, December 2006.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-482.)

YR-BAA. Blue Air - in the standard livery at Milan Airport, January 2007.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-404.)