VH-HYB. Airbus A320-211. c/n 023.

 

Second of eight Airbus A320 aircraft ordered new by Ansett

First flown at Toulouse as F-WWDS - August 08, 1988

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-HYB - November 18, 1988

Accepted by Ansett Airways at Toulouse - November 23, 1988

Departed Toulouse on the delivery flight to Australia - November 23, 1988

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - November 28, 1988

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

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

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as AN12 - February 02, 1989

Selected to wear special livery and artwork for Sydney 2000 Olympic Games

This operation took 2,500 man-hours / 250 litres of paint to apply - December 1996 - January 1997

Returned to service in the 'Olympic' livery Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney as AN18 - January 28, 1997

Olympic logo and artwork removed - December 2000

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

Operated final revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane as AN924 - September 13, 2001

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

Aircraft parked at Brisbane Airport

Returned to Ansett service under administration Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN277 - October 07, 2001

Operated final revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN91 - March 01, 2002

Performed a farewell flight over Melbourne as AN4089 - March 04, 2002

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Mojave as AN4040 on return to Ansett Worldwide for storage - March 08, 2002

Delivery route: Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Nadi - Honolulu - Mojave

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - April 11, 2002

Aircraft had flown 39,501 hours with 21,889 cycles to date

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N230AN - April 21, 2002

Registered to Wilmington Trust Co

Ferried Mojave - Mexico City - July 07, 2002

Ferried Mexico City - Mojave and returned to storage - February 14, 2003

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

Ferried Mojave - Mexico City - October 31, 2003

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

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

Leased to Air Luxor, Portugal and was accepted in Mexico City - May 01, 2004

Arrived Lisbon, Portugal on completion of the ferry flight - May 16, 2004

Operated first Air Luxor revenue service Lisbon - Madrid - 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 Portuguese authorities

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N230AN - September 15, 2006

Registered to MSA / 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-WWDS. Ansett - in the basic primer livery at Toulouse Airport, August 1988.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-624.)

VH-HYB. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery with additional 'Sydney 2000 Olympic Games' artwork at Brisbane Airport, November 1997.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-187.)

VH-HYB. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery with additional 'Sydney 2000 Olympic Games' artwork at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, April 2000.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 0320-017.)

VH-HYB. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery with additional 'Sydney 2000 Olympic Games' artwork at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, April 2000.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 0320-016.)

VH-HYB. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery with additional 'Sydney 2000 Olympic Games' artwork at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, December 2000.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-189.)

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

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-018.)

CS-TQH. Air Luxor - in the standard livery at Paris Orly Airport, August 2004.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-056.)

CS-TQH. Air Luxor - in the standard livery at Paris Orly Airport, May 2005.

(C. Laugier Copyright Image 0320-055.)

CS-TQH. HiFly - in the standard livery at Paris Orly Airport, April 2006.

(C. Laugier Copyright Image 0320-100.)

N230AN. HiFly - in the standard livery at Paris Orly Airport, October 2006.

(C. Laugier Copyright Image 0320-109.)