VH-YMB. Airbus A300B4-605R. c/n 603.


 

Ordered new by Polaris Aircraft Leasing Corporation

The intended lease to China Airlines was not taken up

First flown as F-WWAV - January 30, 1991

Powered by General Electric CF6-80C2A5 engines

Leased to Compass Airlines by Polaris Aircraft Leasing

Ferried Toulouse - Hamburg (Lemwerder) in Compass livery for fit out - February 15, 1991

Ferried Hamburg - Toulouse - March 14, 1991

Aircraft damaged at Toulouse and ferried to Hamburg for major repairs - March 1991

Ferried Hamburg - Toulouse after repairs completed - July 24, 1991

Accepted at Toulouse, France by Polaris Leasing - August 1991

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-YMB - August 19, 1991

Registered to Polaris Leasing Ltd

Leased to Compass as registered operator

Arrived Brisbane at conclusion of delivery flight - August 25, 1991

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Sydney - August 26, 1991

Operared last revenue service Adelaide - Brisbane as YM654 - December 20, 1991

Grounded in Brisbane when Compass suspended operations due to bankruptcy - December 20, 1991

Retured to Polaris Leasing in Brisbane - January 1, 1992

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - January 31, 1992

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N166PL - January 31, 1992

Departed Brisbane on delivery flight to Singapore for maintenance - February 3, 1992

Observed stored at Hamburg (Lemwerder) as N166PL - May 19, 1992

Ferried Hambury - Paris (Orly) for storage - August 25, 1992

Repainted in China Northwest livery in preparation for lease - August 30, 1992

Leased to China Northwest Airlines

Ferried Paris (Charles de Gaulle) - Hamburg - October 8, 1992

Ferried Hamburg - Paris (Charles de Gaulle) - October 10, 1992

Entered onto Chinese Aircraft Register as B2310 - ?

Returned to Polaris Leasing at end of lease - February 2000

Sold to General Electric Capital Aviation Service Ltd (GECAS) - February 2000

Observed at Singapore in an all-white livery without titles undergoing maintenance - February 22, 2000

Leased to Olympic Airways - March 2000

Entered onto the Greek Aircraft Register as SX-BEM - March 2000

Registered to General Electric Capital Aviation Service Ltd

Leased to Olympic Airways as registered operator

Aircraft named 'Creta'

Olympic Airways renamed Olympic Airlines - December 12, 2003

Withdrawn from use and stored at Athens - November 2007

Test flown in basic Olympic livery at Athens - October 26, 2008

Entered onto the Turkish Aircraft Register as TC-OAZ - October 26, 2008

Registered to General Electric Capital Aviation Service Ltd

Leased to Onur Air, Turkey as registered operator

Observed at Athens in basic Olympic livery with Saudi Arabian titles - November 2, 2008

Ferried Arthens - Istanbul (Ataturk) - November 2, 2008

Ferried Istanbul - Jeddah as TC-OAZ - November 9, 2008

Sub-leased to Saudi Arabian Airlines - November 21, 2008

Observed at Dusseldorf in full Saudi Arabian livery - April 10, 2010

Current with Saudi Arabian Airlines - 2012

 


 

VH-YMB. Compass - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, December 1991.

VH-YMB. Compass - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, December 1991.

VH-YMB. Compass - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, December 1991.

N166PL. Compass - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, January 1992.

N166PL. China Northwest - in full livery at an unknown airport, September 1992.

B-2310. China Northwest - in full livery at unknown airport, October 1992.
 

 

B-2310. China Northwest - in full livery at Nagoya Airport, May 1994.