VH-NOA. Boeing 767-33AER. c/n 28495-643.

Was also registered as: VH-BZI.

 

This aircraft was ordered by Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services for Ansett Australia but cancelled - October 1996

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett (Paine Field) - January 1997

First flown as N6009F - January 13, 1997

Placed in open stogae at Seattle

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-NOA - March 12, 1997

Registered to Nordress Australia Pty Ltd

Ferried Seattle - Auckland for preparation of wet-lease to Vietnam Airlines - March 1997

Departed Auckland on the delivery flight to Vietnam Airlines - April 03, 1997

Delivery route: Auckland - Brunei - Hanoi

Returned to Nordress Australia on termination of the lease - April 1998

Leased to CityBird - April 08, 1998

The aircraft was named 'Harrier'

Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - April 09, 1998

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

Sub-leased to Lauda Air Italy - December 16, 1998 to January 21, 1999

Sub-leased to Luxair - March 29, 1999 to November 1999

Sub-leased to Cameroon Airlines - December 01, 2000 to January 28, 2001

The lease to CityBird was terminated and the aircraft returned to Nordress Australia - July 11, 2001

'C' check maintenance was carried out by Condor Flugdienst, Frankfurt

Ferried to Lemwerder (Bremen) for painting into Ansett Australia livery

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-BZI - August 10, 2001

Registered to Ansett Worldwide Ltd

Departed Luton on the ferry flight to Australia as NDS436 - September 03, 2001

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the ferry flight - September 05, 2001

Flight crew: Captain J. Snowball; F/O D. Secker

Ferry route: Luton - Mauritius - Perth - Melbourne

This aircraft was parked at Melbourne Airport following suspension of all Ansett operations - September 13, 2001

Had been due to enter service in CityBird configuration - October 01, 2001

The aircraft did not enter service with Ansett Australia

It had flown 16,592 hours with 3,253 cycles to date

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Auckland in preparation for lease to Qantas as AN4405 - October 05, 2001

Ferried Auckland - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on delivery to Qantas in an all-white livery - October 30, 2001

Operated first Qantas service - November 01, 2001

Registered to Wetleasing Operations Pty Ltd, Redfern, NSW - April 24, 2002

Advertised for immediate lease / sale by Ansett Worldwide - July 05, 2002

Operated final Qantas service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF464 - October 26, 2002

The lease was terminated and the aircraft was returned to Ansett Worldwide - October 26, 2002

Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - October 28, 2002

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N284AN - October 28, 2002

Registered to Ansett Worldwide, New York

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Auckland as AWL643 - October 29, 2002

Flight crew: Captains J. J. Boling, B. A. Burns of Global Aircraft Services

Ferried Auckland - Rio de Janeiro on delivery to PLUNA- October 31, 2002

Converted to a 240 seat economy class configuration at the VEM Maintenance Base, Rio de Janeiro

Leased to PLUNA as the registered operator - November 30, 2002

Entered onto the Uruguayan Aircraft Register as CX-PUB - December 02, 2002

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - December 04, 2002

Leased to Primeras Lineas Uruguyas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) - December 07, 2002

The lease to PLUNA was terminated - March 2008

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N495AN - ?

Registered to AWMS, New York

Painted into the Asiana livery for intended lease but this was not taken up

Observed at Porto Alegre, Brasil in an all-white livery - April 2008

Test flown at Porto Alegre after the 'C-Check' was completed - August 2008

Leased to Sabir Airlines (S7), Russia - August 2008

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - August 27, 2008

Entered onto the Bermudian Aircraft Register as VP-BVH - ?

Arrived Maastricht in all-white livery for repainting - September 2008

Rolled out at Maastricht in the standard S7 livery - September 27, 2008

Handed over to S7 - October 02, 2008

Current with S7

 

VH-NOA. Vietnam Airlines - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, November 1997.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4650-298.)

VH-NOA. Vietnam Airlines - in the standard livery at Hong Kong Airport, December 1997.

(G. Bennett Collection Copyright Image 4650-703.)

OO-CTR. CityBird - 'Harrier' in the basic livery with additional 'The Flying Dream' titles at Brussels Airport, June 1998.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4650-716.)

OO-CTR. CityBird - 'Harrier' in the standard livery with additional 'The Flying Dream' titles at Marseille Airport, November 1998.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4650-256.)

OO-CTR. CityBird - 'Harrier' in the basic livery with additional 'The Flying Dream' titles at Paris Charles de Gualle Airport, September 2000.

(C. Laugier Copyright Image 4650-237.)

OO-CTR. Cameroon Airlines - in the all-white livery at Paris Charles de Gualle Airport, January 2001.

(C. Laugier Copyright Image 4650-008.)

VH-BZI. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, September 2001.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4650-257.)

VH-BZI. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - in the all-white livery at Brisbane Airport, December 2001.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4650-258.)

VH-BZI. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - in the all-white livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 2002.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 4650-707.)

VH-BZI. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - in the all-white livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, April 2002.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 4650-708.)

VH-BZI. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - in the all-white livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, April 2002.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 4650-709.)

VH-BZI. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - in the all-white livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, July 2002.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4650-259.)

VH-BZI. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - in the all-white livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, August 2002.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4650-017.)

VH-BZI. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - in the all-white livery at Brisbane Airport, September 2002.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4650-016.)

VP-BVH. S7 - in the standard livery at Hanover Airport, July 2010.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4650-555.)

VP-BVH. S7 - in the standard livery at Bangkok Airport, January 07, 2015.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4650-720.)

VP-BVH. S7 - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4650-832.)