VH-CZW. Boeing 737-277A. c/n 22655-872.
This aircraft was ordered new by Ansett Airlines - ?
Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - April 19, 1982
First flown as VH-CZW - May 11, 1982
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-CZW - May 14, 1982
Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd, Melbourne
Accepted by Ansett at Seattle (Paine Field) - May 17, 1982
Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia - May 21, 1982
Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - May 24, 1982
Delivery route: Seattle - San Francisco - Hilo - Nadi - Melbourne
Flight crew: Captains M. Wheaton, E. Stewart; LAME V. Alborn
Operated first revenue service Melbourne - Coolangatta (Captain A. Learmonth) as AN88 - June 03, 1982
Painted in the Polynesian / Air Vanuatu livery - 1985
Operated final revenue service Sydney - Melbourne (Captain J. Tillotson) as AN77 - November 24, 1986
Withdrawn from service having flown some 10,600 hours
Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to the United States as AN561 - November 28, 1986
Ferry route: Melbourne - Nadi - Apia - Hilo - Seattle (Paine Field)
Flight crew: Captains E. Walters, G. Davis; LAME H. Owczarek
Sold to Wilmington Trust Co, DE - December 1986
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - December 01, 1986
Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N188AW - December 02, 1986
Registered to Wilmington Trust Co
Leased to America West Airlines as the registered operator
Converted to America West configuration by Tramco at Paine Field
Operated final America West revenue service El Paso - Phoenix as HP424 - July 07, 2004
Ferried Phoenix - Goodyear for storage as HP7812 - July 12, 2004
Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee, Salt Lake City - September 22, 2004
Sold to Shaheen Air International, Karachi, Pakistan
Departed Salt Lake City on the ferry flight to Pakistan in the Shaheen livery - November 25, 2004
Ferry route: Salt Lake City - Tucson - Edmonton - St Johns - Oostende - Athens - Dubai - Karachi
Flight crew: Captains B. MacNeal, J. Faulkner (Vision Airline, Romsey, U.K.)
Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - December 07, 2004
Entered onto the Pakistan Aircraft Register as AP-BHB - December 07, 2004
Withdrawn from use and stored - November 2012
VH-CZW. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, July 1982.
(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4622-043.)
VH-CZW. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1984.
(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4622-050.)
VH-CZW. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery with additional '50 Years' birthday decal at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 1986.
(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4622-051.)
N188AW. America West Airlines - in the all-white livery at Phoenix Airport, March 1987.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-342.)