VH-CZX. Boeing 737-277A. c/n 22656-876.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Ansett Airlines - ?

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - April 28, 1982

First flown as VH-CZX - May 15, 1982

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-CZX - May 26, 1982

Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd, Melbourne

Accepted by Ansett at Seattle - June 02, 1982

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia - June 04, 1982

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - June 07, 1982

Delivery route: Seattle - Hilo - Pago Pago - Nadi - Melbourne

Flight crew: Captains C. Bird, K. Patton; LAMEs B. Dawson, G. Irvine, L. Szynanski

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Canberra (Captain R. Hopkins) as AN396 - June 17, 1982

Operated final revenue service Adelaide (West Beach) - Melbourne (Captain P. A. Kentley) - September 15, 1986

Withdrawn from service having flown some 10,000 hours

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to the United States as AN562 - September 19, 1986

Ferry route: Melbourne - Nadi - Apia - Hilo - Everett (Paine Field)

Flight crew: Captains E. Walters, K. Wallace; LAME M. Trevaskis

Sold to CIT Leasing Corp - September 21, 1986

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - October 15, 1986

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N189AW - October 15, 1986

Registered to CIT Leasing Corp

Leased to America West Airlines as the registered operator

Converted to America West configuration by Tramco at Everett (Paine Field)

Sold to State Street Bank Trust, Connecticut NA Trustee, Hartford, CT - August 28, 1998

Operated final America West revenue service Ontario - Phoenix as HP643 - January 19, 2005

This was the final flight of an America West 737-200 series aircraft

Flight crew: Captains T. Townsend, T. Townsend (father & son)

Party was held to celebrate this event with staff allowed to adorn aircraft with signatures and messages

Ferried Phoenix - Goodyear for storage as HP7816 - January 21, 2005

Flight crew: Captains V. Hardy, B. Readle

The aircraft had flown a total of 55,647 hours to date

Registered to U. S. Bank National Assoiation Trustee, Boston, MA - April 12, 2005

Sold to Newjet Corp, Miami, Florida - July 01, 2005

Registered to Newjet Corporation - July 26, 2005

Sold to Magnum Airdynamics Inc, Florida for scrapping - November 2005

Observed minus cockpit and sitting on blocks at Goodyear - March 2006

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - February 23, 2007

Scrapped at Goodyear

 

VH-CZX. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1983.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4622-130.)

N189AW. America West - in the revised livery at Phoenix Airport, January 2004.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-535.)

N189AW. America West - in the revised livery with additional employee signatures at Phoenix Airport, January 2005.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-536.)