VH-HYG. Airbus A320-211. c/n 029.
Seventh of eight Airbus A320 aircraft ordered new by Ansett
First flown at Toulouse as F-WWDF - January 5, 1989
Ferried Toulouse - Hamburg (Finkenwerder) and stored - February 7, 1989
Accepted by Ansett - April 21, 1989
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-HYG - April 25, 1989
Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd
Aircraft fitted 24 First Class and 108 Economy Class seats but variable
Departed Toulouse on delivery flight to Australia - April 25, 1989
Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) at conclusion of delivery flight - April 28, 1989
Delivery route: Toulouse - Athens - Dubai - Bangkok - Darwin - Melbourne
Flight crew: Captains W. Hanrahan, K. Wallace; LAMEs J. McWhae, A. Salmons, A. Koop
Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Hobart as AN11 (Captain P. Knaus) - June 23, 1989
Sold to Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprise (SALE) and leased back - July 2001
Operated last revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney as AN100 - September 13, 2001
Ansett ceased operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001
Re-entered Ansett service under administration Sydney - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN717 - September 29, 2001
Operated final revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane as AN144 - March 4, 2002
Flight crew: Captain M Randall; F/O T. Longbottom; Cabin Manager M. Mulherrin;
Flight Attendants V. Jeffries, M. Delaney, T. Newland
This was the final revenue earning Ansett flight to depart Tullamarine Airport
Ferried Brisbane - Melbourne as AN4047 - March 4, 2002
Stored at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport without engines
Ansett Engineering quote the aircraft had flown 39,324 hours with 21,722 cycles - June 27, 2002
Test flown Melbourne as AN4089 - July 4, and August 6, 2002
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - August 13, 2002
Entered onto the U. S. Aircraft Register as N290SE - August 13, 2002
Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest, USA
Departed Melbourne on delivery flight to Marshall Aerospace, Cambridge, U. K. as AN290 - August 15, 2002
Aircraft was flown by a non-Ansett crew
Advertised for immediate sale / lease by SALE - December 2002
The planned lease to Morocco Airways did not eventuate
Ferried Cambridge - Sofia - May 7, 2003
Cancelled from the U. S. Aircraft Register - May 12, 2003
Leased to Bulgarian Aviation Co (t/a Hemus Air) - May 2003
Sub-leased to Balkan Holidays Air (BH Air) - May 2003
Entered onto the Bulgarian Aircraft Register as LZ-BHA - May 2003
Sub-leased to Pacific Airlines Co. Ltd, Vietnam - December 2005
Returned to BH-Air and returned to lessor - June 2006
Leased to Jordan Aviation
Sub-leased to Greece Airways - June 2006
Entered onto the Greek Aircraft Register as SX-BLX
Arrived Glasgow and entered service with Greece Airways Manchester - Gerona as GRE2213 - June 10, 2006
Operated final revenue service for Greece Airways - October 8, 2006
Greece Airways ceased operations - October 2006
Aircraft parked at Glasgow Airport, where engines were removed for testing by CFM in Wales
Jordan Aviation settles debts incurred by Greece Airways
It was considered to be uneconomical to restore aircraft to airworthy condition
Considerable work was performed on the aircraft to enable ground testing to be carried out - January 6, 2008
Sold to Aircraft Guaranty Title Trustee LLC - February 26, 2008
Remained grounded and impounded at Glasgow by British Airports Authority - March 25, 2008
Entered onto the U. S. Aircraft Register as N290SE - June 17, 2008
Registered to Aircraft Guaranty Title LLC Trustee, Houston, Texas
Departed Glasgow on ferry flight to Cairo for overhaul - June 26, 2008
Diverted to Southend due to problems in raising undercarriage doors
Ferried Southend - Cairo - July 6, 2008
Entered onto the Cayman Aircraft Register as VP-CBZ - October 20, 2008
Observed at Chateauroux, France in an all-white livery
Cancelled from the U. S. Aircraft Register - November 7, 2008
Entered onto the Jordan Aircraft Register as JY-JAC - November 10, 2008
Registered to Jordan Aviation
Entered service with Jordan Aviation flying Amman - Adana (Turkey) - Amman - November 12, 2008
Wet-leased to Iraqi Airways - November 14, 2008
Returned to Jordan Aviation - December 24, 2008
Ferried Aqaba (Jordan) - Southend in all white livery without titles - February 24, 2009
Current status - ?
VH-HYG. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Airport, September 1989.
VH-HYG. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Sydney Airport, October 1997.
VH-HYG. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Melbourne Airport, April 2000.
LZ-BHA. Balkan Holidays - in the full livery at Paris, January 2004.
LZ-BHA. Balkan Holidays - in the full livery at Paris, February 2004.
LZ-BHA. Balkan Holidays - in the full livery at Paris, June 2004.
LZ-BHA. Pacific Airlines - in BH Air livery at unknown airport, April 2006.