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.)