VH-HYD. Airbus A320-211. c/n 025.
Fourth of eight Airbus A320 aircraft ordered new by Ansett
First flown at Toulouse as F-WWDU - December 5, 1988
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-HYD - March 15, 1989
Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd
Aircraft was leased from Kreditanstalt fur Wiederaufbau
Aircraft fitted 24 First Class and 108 Economy Class seats but variable
Departed Toulouse on delivery flight to Australia - March 17, 1989
Arrived Melbourne at conclusion of delivery flight - March 20, 1989
Delivery route: Toulouse - Athens - Dubai - Bangkok - Darwin - Melbourne (Tullamarine)
Flight crew: Captains W. Hanrahan, K Wallace; LAMEs G. Horwood, R. Smith, D. Clarke
Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Adelaide as AN208 - May 10, 1989
Ansett suspended operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001
Operated last revenue service Cairns - Brisbane as AN63 - September 14, 2001
Flight crew: Captain M. Down; F/O K. Hodgson
Aircraft parked at Brisbane following suspension of all Ansett operations
Ferried Brisbane - Sydney as AN4403 for storage - September 28, 2001
Re-entered Ansett service under administration Sydney - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN713 - September 29, 2001
Flight crew: Captain A. Ogilvie; F/O G. Colman
Operated final revenue service Sydney - Perth as AN259 - March 4, 2002
Ferried Perth - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN4042 and stored - March 4, 2002
Returned to lessors by the Ansett Administrators
Ansett Engineering quote the aircraft had flown 40,435 hours with 22,285 cycles - June 27, 2002
Test flown at Melbourne (Tullamarine) in all-white livery - May 7, 2003
Leased to Nouvelair, Tunisia
Departed Melbourne as AN320 on Nouvelair ferry flight to France - May 29, 2004
Arrived Toulouse at conclusion of ferry flight - May 31, 2004
Ferry route: Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Exmouth - Male - Bahrain - Malta - Toulouse
Flight crew: Captains B. Saunders, G. Lowe; Ansett Engineers R. Gourley, K. Weymouth;
Nouvelair Engineers K. Hedi, K. Slim
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - June 4, 2004
Entered onto the Tunisian Aircraft Register as TS-INJ - June 4, 2004
Sub-leased to Libyan Arab Airlines - June 4, 2004
Advertised for sale by Pembroke Capital with lease attached - October 12, 2004
Sold by the Ansett Administrators to Aeroturbine Inc, Miami, Florida - December 29, 2005
Ferried Monastir - Goodyear, Arizona in full Libyan Arab livery as LPF160P - September 21, 2006
Cancelled from the Tunisian Aircraft Register - ?
Observed at Goodyear with tail removed and being parted out - November 19, 2006
Scrapped at Goodyear
F-WWDU. Ansett - in the original 'Southern Cross' livery at unknown airport, March 1989.
VH-HYD. Ansett Australia - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Brisbane Airport, December 1992.
VH-HYD. Ansett Australia - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Melbourne Airport, May 1995.
VH-HYD. Ansett - in all-white livery without markings at Malta Airport, May 2004.