VH-CZX. Boeing 737-277A. c/n 22656-876.
Was also registered as: N189AW.
This aircraft was ordered new by Ansett Airlines - ?
Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - April 28, 1982
First flown as 'VH-CZX' - May 15, 1982
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-CZX - May 26, 1982
Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd, Melbourne
Accepted by Ansett at Seattle (Boeing Field) - June 02, 1982
Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia - June 04, 1982
Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - June 07, 1982
Delivery route: Seattle - Hilo - Pago Pago - Nadi - Melbourne
Flight crew: Captains C. Bird, K. Patton; LAMEs B. Dawson, G. Irvine, L. Szynanski
Operated its first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Canberra (Captain R. Hopkins) as AN396 - June 17, 1982
Operated its final revenue service Adelaide (West Beach) - Melbourne (Captain P. A. Kentley) - September 15, 1986
Withdrawn from service having flown some 10,000 hours
Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to the United States as AN562 - September 19, 1986
Ferry route: Melbourne - Nadi - Apia - Hilo - Everett (Paine Field)
Flight crew: Captains E. Walters, K. Wallace; LAME M. Trevaskis
Sold to CIT Leasing Corp - September 21, 1986
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - October 15, 1986
Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N189AW - October 15, 1986
Registered to CIT Leasing Corp
Leased to America West Airlines as the registered operator
Converted to America West configuration by Tramco at Everett (Paine Field)
Sold to State Street Bank Trust, Connecticut NA Trustee, Hartford, CT - August 28, 1998
Operated its final America West revenue service Ontario - Phoenix as HP643 - January 19, 2005
This was the final flight of an America West 737-200 series aircraft
Flight crew: Captains T. Townsend, T. Townsend (father & son)
A party was held to celebrate this event with staff allowed to adorn aircraft with signatures and messages
Ferried Phoenix - Goodyear for storage as HP7816 - January 21, 2005
Flight crew: Captains V. Hardy, B. Readle
The aircraft had flown a total of 55,647 hours to date
Registered to U. S. Bank National Assoiation Trustee, Boston, MA - April 12, 2005
Sold to Newjet Corp, Miami, Florida - July 01, 2005
Registered to Newjet Corporation - July 26, 2005
Sold to Magnum Airdynamics Inc, Florida for scrapping - November 2005
It was observed minus the cockpit and sitting on blocks at Goodyear - March 2006
Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - February 23, 2007
Scrapped at Goodyear
VH-CZX. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 24, 1984.
(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4622-130.)
N189AW. America West - in the revised livery at Phoenix Airport, January 2004.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-535.)
N189AW. America West - in the revised livery with additional employee signatures at Phoenix Airport, January 2005.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-536.)