VH-OAN. Boeing 737-33A. c/n 25011-2012.

 

Ordered new by Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services (AWAS)

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - February 13, 1991

Entered onto the Brazilian Aircraft Register as PP-SOF - ?

Registered to Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services

First flown at Renton as PP-SOF - March 01, 1991

Accepted by Ansett Worldwide at Seattle (Boeing Field) - April 10, 1991

Leased to VASP (Brazil) as the registered operator

Repossessed by Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services (AWAS) - November 17, 1992

Cancelled from the Brazilian Aircraft Register - November 1992

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N227AW - November 1992

Prepared for leased to Euro Belgian Airlines (EBA)

Arrived Brussels on delivery to EBA - November 19, 1992

Entered onto the Belgian Aircraft Register as OO-LTO - December 29, 1992

Registered to Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services

Leased to Euro Belgian Airlines (EBA) as the registered operator

Operated first EBA revenue service Brussels - Monastir - Brussels - January 02, 1993

Sub-leased to Maersk Air in full EBA livery and ferried Brussels - Copenhagen - January 27, 1993

Operated first Maersk revenue service Copenhagen - Billund - January 30, 1993

Operated final Maersk revenue service Stockholm - Visby - Stockholm - Vaxjo - Stockholm - March 23, 1993

Returned to EBA at end of lease and ferried Stockholm - Brussels - March 23, 1993

Returned to service with EBA - March 31, 1993

Operated final EBA revenue service Brussels - Las Palmas - Tenerife - April 04, 1993

Sub-leased to EBA France and entered service Paris (CDG) - Athens - Paris - April 04, 1993

Returned to EBA at Brussels at end of sub-lease - October 11, 1993

Returned to Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services on termination of lease - October 13, 1993

Ferried Brussels - Teesside - October 13, 1993

Ferried Teesside - London (Heathrow) - October 19, 1993

Cancelled from the Belgian Aircraft Register - October 29, 1993

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-OAN - October 29, 1993

Registered to Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services

Observed at London (Heathrow) as VH-OAN for lease to Oman Air - November 01, 1993

Departed London (Heathrow) on the ferry flight to Oman Air - November 03, 1993

Returned to Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services on termination of the lease - April 03, 1995

Leased to Euro Belgian Airlines (EBA) and ferried Kuala Lumpur - Bombay - Luxor - April 23, 1995

Ferred Luxor - Brussels - April 24, 1995

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - April 25, 1993

Entered onto the Belgian Aircraft Register as OO-LTO - April 25, 1993

Registered to Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services

Leased to Euro Belgian Airlines as the registered operator

Entered service with EBA Brussels - Naples - April 27, 1995

Ferried Brussels - Nimes in white livery with blue tail and no titles - December 14, 1995

Sub-leased to Star Europe (France) - December 14, 1995

Entered onto the French Aircraft Register as F-GRSA - December 14, 1995

Cancelled from the Belgian Aircraft Register - December 15, 1995

Observed at Paris (Orly) in the standard Star Europe livery - December 19, 1995

Entered Star Air service operating Air Inter Paris (Orly) - Luton service - December 21, 1995

Euro Belgian Airlines (EBA) renamed Virgin Express - August 01, 1996

Ferried Nimes - Brussels in all white livery without titles - October 16, 1996

Returned to AWAS and leased to Virgin Express - October 16, 1996

Ferried Brussels - Paris (CDG) with small Air Provence Charter titles and Virgin tail logo - October 19, 1996

Entered service with Air Provence Charter Paris (CDG) - Tel Aviv - October 20, 1996

Observed at Bordeaux with black Air Provence titles and red Virgin tail logo - November 10, 1996

Observed at Southend without titles and red Virgin tail - April 14, 1997

Ferried Southend - Dublin in all white livery without titles - April 17, 1997

Returned to Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services at Southend - April 25, 1997

Cancelled from the French Aircraft Register - April 25, 1997

Observed at Dublin in the Cronus Airlines (Greece) livery as SX-BBT - April 27, 1997

The aircraft was now named 'Kastalia'

Ferried Dublin - Salonika for lease to Cronus Airlines - April 27, 1997

Entered onto the Greek Aircraft Register as SX-BBT - April 1997

Observed at Athens in Aegean Airlines livery with Cronus & Aegean titles - May 4, 2001

Observed at Athens with Aegean Airlines tail livery & Cronus Airlines titles - June 29, 2001

Both airlines merged and traded as Aegean Airlines - October 28, 2001

Returned to AWAS on termination of the lease - March 18, 2005

Ferried Norwich - Dublin in the FlyBe livery - March 18, 2005

Entered onto British Aircraft Register as G-STRI - May 10, 2005

Leased to Astraeus Airlines Ltd (UK) as registered operator

Ferried Dublin - Birmingham with FlyBe billboard titles on sub-lease to FlyBe (UK) - May 10, 2005

Operated first FlyBe revenue service Birmingham - Alicante as BE1637 - May 11, 2005

Observed at Southend in basic FlyBe livery without titles - November 17, 2006

Sub-leased to FlyMe Sweden and ferried Southend - Gothenburg as FLY8000 - December 06, 2006

FlyMe Sweden ceased operation - March 02, 2007

Aircraft was returned to Astraeus Airlines (UK) - March 06, 2007

Ferried Lasham - Malmo as AEU255P for sub-lease to Sterling Airways - March 20, 2007

Observed at Gothenburg in light blue belly livery and 'Sterling.dk' web titles - August 21, 2007

Aircraft had flown 44,231 hours - December 31, 2007

Rolled out at Southend in the Seagle Airways (Slovakia) livery as OM-HLB - May 29, 2008

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - June 03, 2008

Entered onto the Slovakian Aircraft Register as OM-LHB - June 03, 2008

Leased to Seagle Airways as the registered operator

Ferried Southend - Bratislava on delivery to Seagle Airways - June 03, 2008

Sub-leased to Iraqi Airways and ferried Bratislava - Amman - December 07, 2008

Current with Seagle Air / Iraqi Airways

Seagle Air ceased operations - October 22, 2009

Aircraft returned to lessor and ferried Bratislava - Bournemouth - November 04, 2009

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-STRI - November 10, 2009

Leased to Astraeus Airways as the registered operator

Observed stored at Bournemouth minus port engine anad titles in basic Seagle Air livery - January 01, 2010

Leased to TravelFly (Italy) - June 06, 2010

Returned to lessor on termination of the lease - May 2011

Ferried to Bergamo - Norwich for repainting into Iceland Express livery - May 30, 2011

Leased to Iceland Express - June 10, 2011

Returned to Bournemouth for maintenance - September 17, 2011

Astraeus Airlines ceased operations - November 21, 2011

Aircraft ferried London (Gatwick) - Sofia for storage - November 27, 2011

Registered to AWAS (UK) Leasing Four Ltd, London - December 22, 2011

Observed at Sofia in all-white livery outside the Lufthansa hangar - March 26, 2012

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - April 24, 2012

Entered onto the United Arab Emirates Aircraft Register as A6-ESS - April 2012

Leased to Eastern SkyJet (United Arab Emirates) - April 24, 2012

Current with Eastern SkyJet

 

F-GRSA. Air Provence Charter Virgin - in the all-white livery at an unknown airport, February 1997.

(C. Laugier Copyright Image 4621-634.)

SX-BBT. Cronus - 'Kastalia' in the standard livery at an unknown airport, May 1997.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-095.)

G-STRI. Trawelfly - in the standard livery at Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport, July 2010.

(A. Magni Copyright Image 4621-613.)

G-STRI. Iceland Express - in the white livery at an unknown airport, September 2011.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-109.)