VH-OZX. Boeing 737-229A. c/n 21177-433.

 

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

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton - September 1975

First flown at Renton as OO-SDO - September 18, 1975

Entered onto the Belgian Aircraft Register as OO-SDO - November 1975

Accepted by Sabena at Seattle (Boeing Field) - December 09, 1975

Sold to Certifair, NV - March 16, 1993

Leased to Sabena - March 16, 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Withdrawn from use by Sabena at Brussels - November 5, 2000

Aircraft had flown 55,833 hours with 40,223 cycles

Ferried Brussels - Paris (Le Bourget) for maintenance - November 18, 2000

Returned to European Aviation, Bournmouth - November 27, 2000

Cancelled from the Belgian Aircraft Register - November 27, 2000

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-CEAJ - November 27, 2000

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

Leased to European Air Charter as the registered operator - December 05, 2000

Observed at Paris (Le Bourget) in all-white livery as OO-SDO - January 04, 2001

Ferried Paris (Le Bourget) - Bournemouth as G-CEAJ for painting - ?

Observed at Dusseldorf in a dark V.I.P. livery - April 27, 2001

Ferried Brussels - Bournemouth - May 25, 2001

Observed at Manchester with 'TCS Expeditions' titles - August 18, 2001

Observed at Paris (Charles de Gualle) in the basic European blue livery without titles - August 25, 2003

Leased to Palmair (Spain) - 2004

Observed at Lourdes with red Palmair titles on left side only - July 16, 2004

Registered to European Skybus Ltd - February 08, 2005

Observed at Nice in red-black European livery with large red Palmair titles - May 07, 2005

Observed at Bournemouth in the basic Ozjet livery - November 01, 2005

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) in Ozjet livery via Kuala Lumpur - Darwin as EAF9908 - November 14, 2005

Leased to Ozjet Australia as G-CEAJ - November 15, 2005

Ozjet Airlines ceased scheduled passenger services to concentrate on charter operations - March 12, 2006

Aircraft was stored at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport - March 15, 2006

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to Bournemouth as EAF9913 - March 28, 2006

Observed at London (Gatwick) in the standard Ozjet livery - May 22, 2006

Departed Bournemouth on the ferry flight to Australia as EAF9916 - October 16, 2006

Arrived Coolangatta on completion of the ferry flight for the Indy Car Race - October 18, 2006

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - October 23, 2006

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-OZX - October 25, 2006

Reregistered to Ozjet Airlines Pty Ltd, Melbourne

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Perth - February 23, 2007

Operated proving flight Perth - Derby - Perth - February 23, 2007

Operated inaugural Perth - Derby - Perth service as O7-441/442 - February 27, 2007

Operated inaugural Perth - Denpasar service as O7-820 - September 26, 2007

The Perth - Denpasar - Perth services were operated for IndoJet (Indonesia) on charter

Sold to Heavy Lift Cargo Airlines Pty Ltd

Ozjet 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

Ozjet continued to operate as a separate identity

Ferried Derby - Jakarta (Soekarna-Hatta) for maintenance - May 27, 2008

Returned to Ozjet at Perth - June 2008

Operated final Norfolk Island - Brisbane service as OZJ902 - April 27, 2009

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

The quoted sales price was $US695,000 with the aircraft having flown 63,613 hours with 43,497 cycles

Operated final revenue service Perth - Derby - Perth as OZJ441/442 - May 19, 2009

Ozjet Airlines ceased all flight operations - May 20, 2009

Stored at Perth Airport - May 20, 2009

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

The United States Registration 'N737HL' was reserved by Flight Star Trading LLC - June 29, 2009

Observed stored at Perth Airport as 'N737HL' in the Ozjet livery - September 01, 2009

Sold to Strategic Air Consultants - February 25, 2010

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

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N737HL - May 04, 2010

Registered to Red Cloud Assets LLC

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - ?

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

The aircraft remains stored at Perth as N737HL - 2012

 

G-CEAJ. Palmair - in the basic European livery at an unknown airport, August 2004.

(R. N Smith Collection Copyright Image 4621-863.)

VH-OZX. OzJet - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 09, 2007.

(R. Brown Copyright Image 4621-674.)

VH-OZX. OzJet - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 09, 2007.

(R. Brown Copyright Image 4621-675.)

VH-OZX. OzJet - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, April 30, 2009.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4621-672.)

N737HL. OzJet - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, March 24, 2010.

(R. Shaw Copyright Image 4622-129.)