VH-CZV. Boeing 737-33A. c/n 23831-1471.
Was also registered as: G-OBMA; N190FH; G-CELC.
This aircraft was ordered new by Nordress Ltd - December 1986
Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - October 1987
Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-OBMA (CofR G-OBMA/R1) - October 23, 1987
Registered to Nordress Ltd
First flown as 'G-OBMA' at Seattle - November 03, 1987
Accepted by Nordress Ltd at Seattle (Boeing Field) - November 18, 1987
Leased to British Midland Airways as the registered operator
Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to the United Kingdom - November 18, 1987
Operated its first revenue service with British Midland - November 1987
Returned to Nordress Ltd at the end of the lease and stored at East Midlands Airport - November 17, 1992
Leased to British Midland Airways and returned to service - February 15, 1993
Returned to Nordress Ltd on termination of the lease - October 1993
Leased to Ansett Australia - November 16, 1993
Finance was provided by Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corp
Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - November 16, 1993
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-CZV - November 16, 1993
Departed Heathrow on the ferry flight to Dothan, Al for conversion to Ansett requirements - November 16, 1993
Departed Dothan on the ferry flight to Australia as AN5981 - December 12, 1993
Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the ferry flight - December 16, 1993
Ferry route: Dothan - San Diego - Hilo (overnight) - Apia - Nadi - Melbourne
Flight crew: Captains J. Snowball, B. Weiler; F/O C. Bird; Support crew: D. Jarvis, J. Stribling, M. Antoniou
Operated its first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane - December 18, 1993
When cracks were discovered in the forward bulkhead it was decided that the repairs were to be done at Brisbane
Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane unpressurised and at low altitude - December 12, 2000
Test flown at Brisbane after completion of the repairs and returned to service the same day - May 31, 2001
Operated final revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as AN110 - September 13, 2001
Ansett suspended all operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001
Stored at the Ansett Terminal at Sydney (Kingsford Smith)
Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN4041 - May 24, 2002
The aircraft had flown 37,490 hours with 31,169 cycles - June 27, 2002
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - March 07, 2003
Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N190FH - March 11, 2003
Registered to Wells Fargo Bank, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Departed Melbourne on the ferry flight to the United States for storage as SXA149 - March 13, 2003
Ferry route: Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Pago Pago - Honolulu - Mojave
Sold to Ansett Australia Ltd - June 16, 2003
Sold to Dart Group Plc - June 16, 2003
Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - June 17, 2003
Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-CELC (CofR G-CELC/R1) - July 04, 2003
Departed Mojave on the ferry flight to England as SXA167 - July 23, 2003
Arrived Bournemouth on completion of the ferry flight in the Ansett livery - July 24, 2003
Ferry route: Mojave - Columbus - Gander - Bournemouth
Ferried Bournemouth - Lasham for C-Check as EXS912E - August 29, 2003
Ferried Lasham - Southend for painting into the Jet 2 livery as EXS915E - October 01, 2003
Ferried Southend - Lasham in the Jet 2 livery as EXS922E - October 09, 2003
The aircraft was named 'Jet 2 Prague'
Ferried Lasham - Leeds in preparation to entering service as EXS937P - October 13, 2003
Operated its first Jet 2 revenue service Leeds - Alicante - October 15, 2003
The aircraft was renamed 'Joe Whiley' and seen as such at Manchester - June 05, 2006
The aircraft was renamed 'Jet2 Tunisia' and configured to seat 148Y
Has '22kg bag allowance' titles on port side and 'Great Flight Times' on the starboard side fuselage
The aircraft was renamed 'Jet2 Venice'
Operated its final revenue service Geneve - Leeds as EXS286 - December 14, 2014
Ferried Leeds - Kemble for storage - December 16, 2014
Current status - ?
G-OBMA. British Midland - in the standard livery at East Midlands Airport, December 1987.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-335.)
VH-CZV. Ansett Australia - in the 'Flag' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, March 1994.
(J. Goldfinch Copyright Image 4621-887.)
VH-CZV. Ansett Australia - in the 'Flag' livery at Brisbane Airport, July 1994.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-035.)
N190FH. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Mojave Airport, July 2003.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-343.)
G-CELC. Jet 2 - 'Jo Wiley' in the revised livery at an unknown airport, June 2006.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-463.)
G-CELC. Jet 2 - 'Jet 2 Tunisia' in the revised livery with additional 'Friendly Low Fares' titles at Faro Airport, date unknown.
(F. Mesquita Copyright Image 4622-028.)
G-CELC. Jet 2 - 'Jet 2 Tunisia' in the revised livery with additional 'Great flight times' titles at an unknown airport, July 2011.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-079.)
G-CELC. Jet 2 - 'Jet 2 Tunisia' in the revised livery with additional '22kg bag allowance' titles at an unknown airport, March 2012.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-078.)
G-CELC. Jet 2 - 'Jet 2 Venice' in the revised livery with additional 'Great Flight Times' titles at an unknown airport, July 2012.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-029.)