VH-OBN. Boeing 737-229A. c/n 21137-421.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Sabena Belgian World Airlines - ?

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton - June 1975

First flown at Renton as OO-SDM - June 12, 1975

Entered onto the Belgian Aircraft Register as OO-SDM - June 1975

Accepted by Sabena Airlines at Seattle (Boeing Field) - July 01, 1975

Sold to Certifair NV - March 16, 1993

Leased to Sabena Belgian World Airlines as the registered operator

Sold to European Aviation Ltd, Bournemouth, U.K. - May 15, 1998

Leased to Sabena World Airlines as the registered operator

Withdrawn from use by Sabena Belgian World at Brussels Airport - August 25, 1999

Aircraft had flown 55,763 hours with 38,386 cycles

Returned to European Aviation Ltd on termination of the lease - September 28, 1999

Ferried Brussels - Bournemouth in the basic Sabena livery - October 08, 1999

Cancelled from the Belgian Aircraft Register - September 08, 1999

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-CEAD - October 11, 1999

Registered to European Aviation Ltd, Bournemouth, U.K.

Leased to European Air Charter as the registered operator

European Air Charter is the airline subsidiary of European Aviation Ltd

Withdrawn from service by European Air Charter and stored at Bournemouth - May 2004

Registered to European Skybus Ltd, Bournemouth, U.K. - February 08, 2005

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on conpletion of the delivery flight to Ozjet as EAF9909 - January 29, 2006

Delivery route: Bournemouth - Rhodes - Dubai - Calcutta - Kuala Lumpur - Darwin - Melbourne

Operated special charter flight Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Perth as G-CEAD - February 03, 2006

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - February 14, 2006

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-OBN - February 15, 2006

Reregistered to Ozjet Airlines, Melbourne

Ozjet Airlines ceased scheduled services and will continue to operate charter operations - March 12, 2006

Withdrawn from service and stored at Melbourne (Tullamarine) - March 15, 2006

Test flown at Melbourne (Tullamarine) - April 27, 2006

Operated numerous charter flights over the next two years

Sold to Heavy Lift Cargo Airlines Pty Ltd

Ozjet was acquired by Heavy Lift to gain access to an Australian AOC to fly domestic freight

Registered to Heavy Lift Cargo Airlines Pty Ltd - May 02, 2008

Leased to Ozjet Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Ozjet continued to operate as a separate identity

Operated final Ozjet revenue service Denpasar - Perth as OZJ825 - December 28, 2008

Aircraft withdrawn from use and stored at Perth

Advertised for sale by Flightstar Trading LLC, Fort Lauderdale for $US 625,000 - May 2009

Aircraft had flown 65,729 hours with 43,854 cycles

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 14, 2009

Ozjet Airlines ceased all flight operations - May 20, 2009

Airline placed in administration due to inability of HeavyLift to add freighter aircraft to its AOC - May 21, 2009

Stored at Perth Airport - May 2009

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N732HV - July 02, 2009

Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest Trustee

Observed stored at Perth in the Ozjet livery as N732HV - September 01, 2009

Ferried Perth - Perth (Jandakot) with Polytechnic West titles as N732HV - April 24, 2010

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - July 13, 2010

Retired at Jandakot and used as a ground trainer / instructional airframe by Polytechnic West

 

VH-OBN. OzJet - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, June 2006.

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VH-OBN. OzJet - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, June 2006.

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VH-OBN. OzJet - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, June 2006.

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VH-OBN. OzJet - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, August 2006.

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VH-OBN. OzJet - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, November 2006.

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VH-OBN. OzJet - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 23, 2006.

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N732HV. OzJet Polynechnic West - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, March 24, 2010.

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