VH-HYE. Airbus A320-211. c/n 026.


 

Fifth of eight Airbus A320 aircraft ordered new by Ansett

First flown at Toulouse as F-WWDV - November 9, 1988

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-HYE - January 19, 1989

Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd

Aircraft fitted 24 First Class and 108 Economy Class seats but variable

Accepted by Ansett at Toulouse - January 19, 1989

Departed Toulouse on delivery flight to Australia - January 20, 1989

Arrived Melbourne at conclusion of delivery flight - January 23, 1989

Delivery route: Toulouse - Dubai - Bangkok - Darwin - Melbourne (Tullamarine)

Flight crew: Captains R. Flanigan, B. Lake; LAMEs G. Gnaden, G. Clarke, L. Stzama

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney as AN6 - February 21, 1989

Flight crew: Captains K. Patton, W. Wilkinson

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

Operated last revenue service Adelaide - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN192 - September 13, 2001

Ansett ceased operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001

Re-entered Ansett service under administration Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney as AN714 - September 29, 2001

Flight crew: Captain B. Saunders

Operated final Ansett Australia revenue service Sydney - Brisbane as AN286 - March 4, 2002

Ferried Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN4046 for storage - March 4, 2002

Returned to lessors by Ansett Administrators

Ansett Engineering quote the aircraft had flown 40,114 hours with 22,588 cycles - June 27, 2002

Test flown Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN4089 - October 7, 2002

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - October 8, 2002

Entered onto the U. S. Aircraft Register as N260SE - October 8, 2002

Registered to Wells Fargo Bank, Salt Lake City, Utah

Departed Melbourne on delivery flight to Marshall Aerospace, Cambridge, UK - October 10, 2002

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

Placed in open storage at Cambridge Airport in an all-white livery

Advertised for immediate sale / lease by SALE - December 2002

Cancelled from the U. S. Aircraft Register - October 29, 2003

Leased to Air Memphis, Egypt - October 31, 2003

Entered onto the Egyptian Aircraft Register as SU-PBD - October 31, 2003

Ferried Cambridge - Cairo as MSH999 in all-white livery - October 31, 2003

Observed at Paris in full Air Memphis livery - November 8, 2003

Withdrawn from Air Memphis service and returned to lessor - January 30, 2004

Ferried to Cambridge and prepared for planned lease to Get-Jet, Poland

Lease was not proceeded with and the aircraft was returned to service with Air Memphis

Withdrawn from service by Air Memphis - December 2006

Departed Cairo on ferry flight to the United States as MHS999 on return to A.W.A.S. - December 13, 2006

Arrived Goodyear, Arizona at conclusion of ferry flight - December 15, 2006

Cancelled from the Egyptian Aircraft Register - ?

Reportedly to be parted out and scrapped at Goodyear

Stored intact at Goodyear - November 2008

 


 

 

VH-HYE. Ansett - in their 'Southern Cross' livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

 

 

SU-PBD. Air Memphis - in the full livery at Basle Airport, February 2004.

SU-PBD. Air Memphis - in the full livery at Paris Airport, June 2005.