VH-HYA. Airbus A320-211. c/n 022.

 

First of eight Airbus A320 aircraft ordered new by Ansett

First flown at Toulouse as F-WWDR - June 27, 1988

Was the first series '200' production aircraft

Accepted by Ansett at Toulouse, France - November 18, 1988

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-HYA - December 12, 1988

Registered to Ansett Transport Industriaes (Operations) Pty Ltd, Melbourne

Departed Toulouse on the delivery flight to Australia - December 16, 1988

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - December 19, 1988

Delivery route: Toulouse - Dubai - Bangkok - Darwin - Melbourne

Placed in storage in Melbourne (Tullamarine) as a result of an industrial dispute

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as AN4 - March 16, 1989

Due to faulty paintwork the aircraft had to be completely stripped and repainted - late 1999

Sold to Ansett Worldwide and leased back Ansett Transport Industries - June 28, 2001

Operated final revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane as AN76 - September 13, 2001

Ansett suspended all operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001

Aircraft was stored at Brisbane Airport

Re-entered Ansett service under administration Brisbane - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as AN203 - October 08, 2001

Operated final revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as AN92 - March 04, 2002

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN4045 and placed in storage - March 04, 2002

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on return to Ansett Worldwide - March 21, 2002

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - April 11, 2002

Aircraft had flown 40,234 hours with 22,176 cycles to date

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N220AN - April 21, 2002

Registered to Wilmington Trust Co

Ferried Mojave - Mexico City - July 05, 2002

Ferried Mexico City - Mojave - and returned to storage - February 01, 2003

Sold to M.S.A. - October 29, 2003

Ferried Mojave - Mexico City - November 03, 2003

Leased to Air Luxor, Portugal and handed over at Mexico City

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - April 14, 2004

Entered onto the Portuguese Aircraft Register as CS-TQG - April 14, 2004

Arrived Lisbon, Portugal on delivery to Air Luxor - May 16, 2004

Operated first Air Luxor revenue service Lisbon - London (Gatwick) - May 21, 2004

Observed at Lisbon with HiFly titles the new name for Air Luxor's charter division - October 30, 2005

Immobilised at Paris (Orly) for unpaid debts - August 23, 2006

Returned to service following settlement with Ansett liquidators

Impounded at Paris (Orly) for non-payment of debts to Ansett Australia - September 04, 2006

Operating licences for Air Luxor and HiFly withdrawn by the Portuguese authorities

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N220AN - September 15, 2006

Registered to AWS Aviation Services Inc

Cancelled from Portuguese Aircraft Register - ?

Departed Paris (Orly) on the ferry flight to the United States - September 19, 2006

Arrived Lake Charles, LA in the standard HiFly livery - September 20, 2006

Ferry route: Paris - Reykjavik - Keflavik - Lake Charles

Sold to GA Telesis LLC - December 27, 2006

Parted out and scrapped by Aeroframe Services at Lake Charles - 2007 / 2008

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - ?

 

F-WWDR. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery somewhere over France, August 1988.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-027.)

F-WWDR. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Toulouse, September 1988.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-611.)

VH-HYA. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, December 1988.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-080.)

VH-HYA. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 1989.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 0320-079.)

VH-HYA. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-015.)

VH-HYA. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, March 1989.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 0320-081.)

VH-HYA. Ansett Australia - in the 'Flag' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, October 1993.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-082.)

VH-HYA. Ansett Australia - in the 'Flag' livery at Brisbane Airport, April 1995.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-089.)

VH-HYA. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-026.)

VH-HYA. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, February 2002.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 0320-014.)

CS-TQG. HiFly - in the standard livery at Paris Orly Airport, November 2005.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-075.)

CS-TQG. HiFly - in the standard livery at Paris Orly Airport, November 2005.

(C. Laugier Copyright Image 0320-076.)

N220AN. HiFly - in the standard livery at Paris Orly Airport, October 2006.

(C. Laugier Copyright Image 0320-108.)

N220AN. HiFly - in the standard livery at Paris Orly Airport, January 2007.

(C. Laugier Copyright Image 0320-126.)