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.