VH-CZL. Boeing 737-377. c/n 23664-1326.
Was also registered as: G-CELB.
This aircraft was ordered new by Ansett Airlines - ?
The finance was provided via Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corp
Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - December 02, 1986
First flown as VH-CZL - December 18, 1986
Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-CZL - January 15, 1987
Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd, Melbourne
Accepted by Ansett at Seattle (Boeing Field) - January 15, 1987
Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as AN37 - January 15, 1987
Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - January 18, 1987
Delivery route: Seattle - Hilo (overnight) - Nadi (overnight) - Melbourne
Flight crew: Captains D. James, D. Wyatt; LAME J. Anderson
Operated its first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Captain A. King) as AN1006 - January 20, 1987
Operated its final revenue service Karratha - Perth as AN327 - September 13, 2001
Operated a charter for Argyle Diamond Perth - Argyle - Perth as AD1492/1493 - September 13, 2001
Flight crew: Captain B. Bardsley; F/O M. Coletti; Purser Y. Pine
Ansett suspended all operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001
The aircraft was placed in storage at the Ansett Terminal, Perth Airport
Advertised for immediate sale by Aviation Capital Group - December 20, 2001
Ferried Perth - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN4406 - January 16, 2002
Prepared for long term storage at Melbourne (Tullamarine)
It had flown 42,459 hours with 30,422 cycles - June 27, 2002
Sold to the Dart Group Plc for operation by Channel Express (Air Services) UK
Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - July 03, 2003
Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-CELB (CofR G-CELB/R1) - July 03, 2003
Registered to Dart Group Plc
Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to the U. K. in the Ansett livery as SXA166 - July 10, 2003
Arrived Bournemouth on completion of the ferry flight - July 12, 2003
Ferry route: Melbourne - Denpasar - Colombo - Al Ain - Lanaca - Bournemouth
Stored outside the BASCO hangar at Bournemouth in the Ansett livery without engines
It was observed at Bucharest with paint - March 17, 2004
Repainted into the Jet 2 livery and appeared as such - May 22, 2004
The aircraft was named 'Yorkshire'
Ferried Southend - Leeds as EXS018P - May 22, 2004
Entered service with Jet 2 - May 2004
Current with Jet 2
VH-CZL. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, July 1987.
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VH-CZL. Ansett Australia - in the 'Flag' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, June 1993.
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VH-CZL. Ansett Australia - in the 'Flag' livery at Brisbane Airport, August 1993.
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VH-CZL. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, September 1999.
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G-CELB. Jet 2 - in the original livery with additional 'Yorkshire' titles at Bournemouth Airport, June 2004.
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G-CELB. Jet 2 - in the original livery with additional 'Yorkshire' titles at Leeds Airport, June 2004.
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G-CELB. Jet 2 - in the original livery with additional 'Yorkshire' titles at Faro Airport, January 2005.
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G-CELB. Jet 2 - in the original livery with additional 'Yorkshire' titles at an uknown airport, February 2008.
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