VH-CZX. Boeing 737-33A. c/n 24029-1601.

 

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 - 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 on termination 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 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 final revenue service Coolangatta - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as AN15 - September 14, 2001

Stored at the Ansett Terminal at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport

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 - 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 an unknown airport, December 1988.

(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.)