VH-CZX. Boeing 737-33A. c/n 24029-1601.
Was also registered as: G-MONN; G-CELE.
This aircraft was ordered new by Nordress Ltd - July 1987
Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - August 1988
First flown as 'G-MONN' - August 17, 1988
Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-MONN (CofR G-MONN/R1) - October 04, 1988
Registered to Nordress Ltd
Accepted by Nordress Ltd at Seattle (Boeing Field) - October 10, 1988
Leased to Monarch Airlines as the registered operator
Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to the United Kingdom - October 10, 1988
Wet sub-leased to Euroberlin - November 04, 1988
Returned to A.W.A.S. Nordress Ltd at the end of the lease - October 1993
Leased to Ansett Australia - November 23, 1993
Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - November 23, 1993
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-CZX - November 23, 1993
Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd, Melbourne
Flown to Dothan, Al for conversion to Ansett specifications - November 23, 1993
Departed Dothan on the ferry flight to Australia as AN5981 - January 24, 1994
Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the ferry flight - January 25, 1993
Ferry route: Dothan - San Diego - Hilo (overnight) - Apia - Nadi - Melbourne
Flight crew: Captains J. Snowball, P. Feeney; F/O M. Healy; Support crew G. Lane, M. Harmer, K. Wombwell
Operated its first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Captain J. Snowball) - March 04, 1994
Sold to Ansett Australia - October 1997
Ansett suspended all operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001
Operated its final revenue service Coolangatta - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as AN15 - September 14, 2001
Stored at the Ansett Terminal at Sydney (Kingsford Smith)
Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN4041 - March 13, 2002
The aircraft had flown 35,334 hours with 28,143 cycles - June 27, 2002
The registration 'N192FH' was reserved by the Wells Fargo Bank, Salt Lake City but was not taken up - March 2003
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - July 11, 2003
Sold to Dart Group Plc
Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-CELE (CofR G-CELE/R1) - July 11, 2003
Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to the United Kingdom as SXA168 - July 17, 2003
Arrived Bournemouth on completion of the ferry flight - July 19, 2003
Ferry route: Melbourne - Denpasar - Colombo - Al Ain - Larnaca - Bournemouth
Stored engineless in the Ansett livery at the BASCO hangar at Bournemounth
Ferried Bournemouth - Bucharest as EXS914E - May 05, 2004
Officially delivered to Jet 2 - August 30, 2004
The aircraft was named ' Jet 2 Belfast'
Configured to seat 148Y passengers and has 'Friendly Low Fares' titles on both sides of fuselage
Current with Jet 2
G-MONN. Euroberlin - in the standard livery at Berlin Tegel Airport, date unknown.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-040.)
VH-CZX. Ansett Australia - in the 'Flag' livery at Brisbane Airport, May 1994.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-036.)
G-CELE. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Bournemouth Airport, April 2004.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-260.)
G-CELE. Jet 2 - 'Jet 2 Belfast' in the original livery at an unknown airport, December 2005.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-336.)
G-CELE. Jet 2 - 'Jet 2 Belfast' in the original livery at Faro Airport, June 2006.
(F. Mesquita Copyright Image 4620-464.)