VH-CZV. Boeing 737-33A. c/n 23831-1471.

 

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 - 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 first revenue service with British Midland - November 1987

Returned to Nordress Ltd on termination 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 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 first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane - December 18, 1993

When cracks were discovered in forward bulkhead it was decided thsat 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 repairs and returned to service 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) Airport

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 - 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 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 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.)