VH-CZW. Boeing 737-33A. c/n 23832-1473.
This aircraft was ordered new by Nordress Ltd - December 1986
Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton - October 1987
Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-OBMB - October 23, 1987
Registered to Nordress Ltd
First flown as G-OBMB - November 06, 1987
Accepted by Nordress Ltd at Seattle -(Boeing Field) December 09, 1987
Leased to British Midland Airways as the registered operator
Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to the United Kingdom - December 09, 1987
Operated first revenue service with British Midland - December 1987
Returned to Nordress Ltd at end of lease and stored at East Midlands Airport - December 11, 1992
Returned to service and leased to British Midland Airways - April 20, 1993
Returned to A.W.A.S. 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 - December 17, 1993
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-CZW - December 17, 1993
Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd, Melbourne
Flown to Dothan, Al for conversion to Ansett specifications - December 1993
Departed Dothan on the ferry flight to Australia as AN5981 - January 22, 1994
Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the ferry flight - January 24, 1993
Ferry route: Dothan - San Diego - Hilo (overnight) - Apia - Nadi - Melbourne
Flight crew: Captains A. Gloster, C. Prousallis
Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Canberra (Captain P. Newman) - February 01, 1994
Operated final revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Adelaide as AN99 - September 13, 2001
Ansett suspended all operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001
Stored at the Ansett hangar at Adelaide Airport
Ferried Adelaide - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN4041 - March 08, 2002
Aircraft had flown 37,895 hours with 30,774 cycles - June 27, 2002
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - February 25, 2003
Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N191FH - February 25, 2003
Registered to Wells Fargo Bank, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to the United States for storage as SXA146 - February 28, 2003
Ferry route: Melbourne - 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-CELD - July 4, 2003
Departed Mojave on the ferry flight to the United Kingdom as SXA169 - July 26, 2003
Arrived Bournemouth on completion of the ferry flight in the Ansett livery - July 27, 2003
Ferry route: Mojave - Columbus - Gander - Bournemouth
Stored engineless at the BASCO hangar at Bournemounth
Ferried Bournemouth - Lasham for C-Check as EXS955E - December 16, 2003
Ferried Lasham - Southend for painting into the standard Jet 2 livery as EXS958E - January 21, 2004
Rolled out at Southend in the Jet 2 livery - January 28, 2004
Aircraft was named 'Jet 2 Espana / Jet 2 Spain'
Ferried Southend - Lasham - January 30, 2004
Operated first Jet 2 revenue service Leeds - Alicante - February 2004
Aircraft had flown 49,836 hours - December 31, 2008
Aircraft renamed 'Jet 2 Alicante' and configured with 148Y seating
Has 'Allocated Seats' titles on upper port fuselage and 'Points For Free Flights' titles on upper starboard fuselage
Current with Jet 2
G-OBMB. British Midland - in the standard livery at Glasgow Airport, March 1989.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-041.)
G-OBMB. British Midland - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, July 24, 1993.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4621-633.)
VH-CZW. Ansett Australia - in the basic BMA livery at East Midlands Airport, December 1993.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-039.)
VH-CZW. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, April 2002.
(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4620-500.)
N191FH. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Mojave Airport, March 2003.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-211.)
G-CELD. Jet 2 - 'Jet 2 Espana' in the original livery at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, April 14, 2004.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-154.)
G-CELD. Jet 2 - 'Jet 2 Spain' in the original livery at Faro Airport, February 2007.
(F. Mesquita Copyright Image 4622-116.)
G-CELD. Jet 2 - 'Jet 2 Alicante' in the revised livery with additional 'Allocated Seats' titles at an unknown airport, date unknown.
(S. Magni Copyright Image 4622-037.)