VH-OZD. Boeing 737-229A. c/n 20911-360.

 

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

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - June 1974

First flown at Seattle as OO-SDE - June 12, 1974

Entered onto the Belgian Aircraft Register as OO-SDE - June 1974

Accepted by Sabena at Seattle (Boeing Field) - June 18, 1974

Leased to Cameroon Airlines - October 03 - November 19, 1976

Leased to Nordair, Canada - October 08, 1983 to May 02, 1984

Leased to Air Djibouti - August 1 - 29, 1984

Leased to Nordair, Canada - October 13, 1984

Returned to Sabena at the end of the lease - May 03, 1985

Leased to Nordair, Canada - October 14, 1985

Cancelled from the Belgian Aircraft Register - October 14, 1985

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Registeras C-GNDX - October 1985

Leased to Nordair, Canada - October 14, 1985

Leased to Nordair, Canada - October 15, 1986

Canadian Pacific Airlines merged with Nordair - January 02, 1987

The new airline was named Canadian International - April 26, 1987

Returned to Sabena at the end of the lease - April 30, 1987

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - June 1987

Withdrawn from use and stored at Brussels - June 20, 1987

Entered onto the Belgian Aircraft Register as OO-SDE - ?

Leased to Sobelair and operated for Air Belgium - June 30, 1991

Sobelair operated the last Air Belgium service - April 02, 1992

Sub-leased to Transmed Airlines - April 04 to May 11, 1992

Sold to Certifair, NV - March 16, 1993

Returned to Sabena at the end of the Sobelair lease - November 1993

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

Leased to Sabena Airlines - May 15, 1998

Withdrawn from use by Sabena at Brussels - April 06, 1999

The aircraft had flown 56,725 hours with 41,985 cycles

Ferried Brussels - Paris (le Bourgett) for maintenance - April 06, 1999

Leased to European Air Charter (subsidiary of European Aviation) - June 01, 1999

Cancelled from the Belgian Aircraft Register - June 04, 1999

Rolled out at Bournemouth in all-white livery with red European titles - June 06, 1999

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-CEAC - June 11, 1999

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

Leased to European Air Charter as the registered operator

Observed stored at Southend in the European livery - July 09, 1999

Observed at Bournemouth in all-white livery with Palmair European titles - October 27, 1999

Entered service with Palmair European - ?

Returned to European Aviation at the end of the lease - April 2004

Observed parked at Bournemouth in European and Palmair (Spain) livery - April 25, 2004

Returned to service with Palmair (Spain) and observed at Prague - June 16, 2004

Observed at Manchester in all-white livery with Palmair European titles - November 02, 2004

Registered to European Skybus Ltd - February 08, 2005

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) in all-white livery via Kuala Lumpur - Darwin as EAF9917 - January 11, 2007

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - January 17, 2007

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-OZD - January 19, 2007

Reregistered to Ozjet Airlines Pty Ltd

Leased to Norfolk Air Ltd as the registered operator - ?

Observed at Melbourne (Tullamarine) being painted into the Norfolk Air livery - February 20, 2007

Operated first Norfolk Air revenue service Norfolk Island - Brisbane as OZJ334 - March 07, 2007

Operated a proving flight Newcastle - Norfolk Island as OZJ335 - May 01, 2007

Operated inaugural Norfolk Island - Newcastle - Norfolk Island service as OZJ336/335 - May 07, 2007

Sold to HeavyLift Cargo Airlines Pty Ltd

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

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

Ozjet continued to operate as a separate identity

Operated final revenue service Norfolk Island - Brisbane as OZJ334 - April 19, 2009

Returned to Ozjet at the end of the Norfolk Air lease - April 2009

Departed Brisbane for Jakarta (Soekarno-Hatta) for maintenance as OZJ901 - April 26, 2009

Ferry route: Brisbane - Darwin - Jakarta

Aircraft advertised for sale by Flightstar International LLC, Fort Lauderdale - May 2009

The quoted sale price on the aircraft was $US625,000

It was recored as having flown 71,055 hours with 48,709 cycles

Ozjet Airlines ceased all flight operations - May 20, 2009

The aircraft was observed stored at Jakarta in the Noefolk Island livery - May 20, 2009

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

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - June 17, 2009

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N731HL - June 17, 2009

Registered to Flight Star Trading LLC, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Sold to Strategic Air Consultants - February 25, 2010

Resold to Red Cloud Assets LLC, Cheyenne, Wyoming - February 25, 2010

Registered to Red Cloud Assets LLC - May 03, 2010

The aircraft remained stored at Jakarta (Soekarno-Hatta)

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - September 30, 2011

It is believed that the aircraft was still stored at Jakarta - 2012

Current status - ?

 

C-GNDX. Sabena Belgian World Airlines - in the revised livery at an unknown airport, April 1987.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-455.)

VH-OZD. Norfolkair - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, March 2007.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-100.)

VH-OZD. Norfolkair - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, April 2007.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-393.)

VH-OZD. Norfolkair - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, April 2007.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-394.)

VH-OZD. Norfolkair - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, July 2007.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-417.)

VH-OZD. Norfolkair - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, September 2007.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-416.)

VH-OZD. Norfolkair - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, December 06, 2008.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-439.)