VH-CZV. Boeing 737-277A. c/n 22654-862.
This aircraft was ordered new by Ansett Airlines - ?
Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Boeing Field) - March 22, 1982
First flown as VH-CZV - April 15, 1982
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-CZV - April 16, 1982
Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd, Melbourne
Accepted by Ansett at Seattle (Boeing Field) - April 21, 1982
Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia - April 24, 1982
Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on compoletion of the delivery flight - April 27, 1982
Delivery route: Seattle - San Francisco - Hilo - Nadi - Melbourne
Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Hobart as AN1 - May 07, 1982
Operated the inaugural Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Hamilton Island service - July 07, 1984
Operated final revenue service Sydney - Melbourne (Tullamarine) (Captain C. Denaro) as AN39 - January 26, 1987
The aircraft had flown 11,000 hours
Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to the United States as AN560 - January 30, 1987
Ferry route: Melbourne - Nadi - Apia - Hilo - Seattle (Paine Field)
Flight crew: Captains E. Walters, L. W. Gillham, T. R. May; Engineer B. Burgess;
Boeing Support crew F. Zappert, M. Pulaski
Sold to Wilmington Trust Co, DE - February 1987
Sold to EFC Leasing Company - February 16, 1987
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - March 02, 1987
Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N187AW - March 04, 1987
Registered to EFC Leasing Company
Leased to America West Airlins as the registered operator
Converted to America West configuration by Elsinore Aviation Services, Waco, Texas
Operated final America West revenue service Ontario - Phoenix as HP643 - November 30, 2004
Ferried Phoenix - Goodyear for storage as HP7603 - December 14, 2004
Broken up at Goodyear
Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - March 16, 2005
VH-CZV. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery with additional 'Official Airline Commonwealth Games Brisbane 1982' titles at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, November 1982.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-052.)
VH-CZV. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1985.
(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4622-055.)
N187AW. America West Airlines - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, April 1987.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-128.)
N187AW. America West - in the revised livery at Los Angeles Airport, June 2003.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-534.)