VH-HYC. Airbus A320-211. c/n 024.

 

This aircraft was the third of eight Airbus A320 aircraft ordered new by Ansett - ?

First flown at Toulouse as F-WWDT - September 14, 1988

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-HYC - November 28, 1988

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

Accepted by Ansett at Toulouse - December 16, 1988

The aircraft was fitted out with 24 First Class and 108 Economy Class seats but the layout was variable

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 - Athens - Dubai - Bangkok - Darwin - Melbourne

Flight crew: Captains K. Patton, R. Flanigan, B. Lake; Engineers M. Nearchou, D. Naylor

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

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Captain P. Johnson) as AN12 - February 07, 1989

Sold to Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprise (SALE) and leased back - July 2001

Ansett suspended operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001

Operated last revenue service Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN2002 - September 14, 2001

Re-entered Ansett service under administration Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney as AN706 - September 30, 2001

Operated final revenue service Brisbane - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as AN287 - March 04, 2002

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) for storage as AN4041 - March 04, 2002

Advertised for immediate sale by the Ansett Administrators

Ansett Engineering quote the aircraft had flown 40,109 hours with 21,872 cycles - June 27, 2002

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - July 25, 2002

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register with tempory certificate as 'N240SE' - July 26, 2002

Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustees, Salt Lake City, Utah

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to Marshall Aerospace, UK in the Ansett livery - July 30, 2002

Arrirved Cambridge, U. K. on completion of the ferry flight - July 31, 2002

Ferry route: Melbourne - Denpasar - Male - Cario - Cambridge

Placed in open storage at Cambridge

Leased to Lao Airlines, Vientiane for 3 years - June 2003

Entered onto the Vietnamese Aircraft Register as VN-A123 - July 04, 2003

Ferried Cambridge - Ankara on delivery to Lao Airlines as HVN1230 - July 14 2003

Entered Lao Airlines service on Vientiane - Bangkok route - July 17, 2003

Returned to lessor at the end of the lease

Cancelled from the Vietnamese Aircraft Register - ?

Leased to Air Memphis, Egypt - March 2005

Entered onto the Egyptian Aircraft Register as SU-PBE - April 2005

Delivered to Air Memphis at Cario, Egypt - April 08, 2005

Returned to A.W.A.S. on termination of the lease - December 2006

Ferried Cairo - Glasgow - Halifax - St. Louis - Goodyear for storage - December 04, 2006

Cancelled from the Egyptian Aircraft Register - ?

Parted out and scrapped at Goodyear, Arizona

 

VH-HYC. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-001.)

VH-HYC. Ansett Australia - in the 'Flag' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1991.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 0320-090.)

VH-HYC. Ansett Australia - in the 'Flag' livery at Brisbane Airport, June 1991.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-002.)

VH-HYC. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Brisbane Airport, February 2001.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-019.)

VH-HYC. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, April 2002.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-086.)

VN-A123. Lao Airlines - in the standard livery at Cambridge Airport, July 2003.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-105.)

VN-A123. Lao Airlines - in the standard livery at Bangkok Airport, November 2003.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-025.)

SU-PBE. Air Memphis - in the basic white livery at an unknown airport, October 2005.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-613.)

SU-PBE. Air Memphis - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, March 2006.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-614.)