VH-HYH. Airbus A320-211. c/n 030.


 

Last of eight Airbus A320 aircraft ordered new by Ansett

First flown at Toulouse as F-WWDI - January 17, 1989

Ferried Toulouse - Hamburg (Finkenwerder) and stored in full Ansett livery - February 1989

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-HYH - May 23, 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 - May 23, 1989

Departed Toulouse on delivery flight to Australia - May 26, 1989

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) at conclusion of delivery flight - May 29, 1989

Delivery route: Toulouse - Athens - Dubai - Bangkok - Darwin - Sydney - Melbourne

Flight crew: Captains W. Hanrahan, F. Boomsma; Engineers M. McIntyre, B. Laws, G. Sertori

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Coolangatta as AN88 (Captain C. Williams) - August 3, 1989

Withdrawn from use awaiting overhaul Melbourne - May 2001 to August 2001

Operated last revenue service Sydney - Perth as AN167 - September 13, 2001

Ansett ceased operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001

Aircraft parked at Perth following suspension of all Ansett operations

Re-entered Ansett service under administration Perth - Sydney as AN318 - October 8, 2001

Operated final revenue service Brisbane - Sydney as AN211 - March 4, 2002

Ferried Sydney - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN4049 for storage - March 4, 2002

Advertised for immediate sale by the Ansett Administrators

Ansett Engineering quote the aircraft had flown 38,153 hours with 21,196 cycles - June 27, 2002

Test flown Melbourne as AN1001 - June 3 and June 23, 2004

Advertised for sale by Pembroke Capital Ltd as appointed remarketing agents - June 16, 2004

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on ferry flight to St Nazaire, France as AN320 - July 2, 2004

Arrived St Nazaire, France at conclusion of ferry flight - July 4, 2004

Ferry route: Melbourne - Learmonth - Male - Bahrain - Malta - St Nazaire

Flight crew: Captain G. Lowe; F/O D. Jordan; Engineer Y. Moses

This was the final ex Ansett A320 to depart Australia

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - July 13, 2004

Entered onto the French Aircraft Register as F-GZZZ - July 13, 2004

Observed at Toulouse being prepared for lease to Eagle Aviation - July 27, 2004

Entered service with Eagle Aviation at Charles de Gaulle Airport - August 8, 2004

Advertised for sale by Pembroke Capital with continued lease to Eagle - October 12, 2004

Sub-leased to Air Algerie in all white livery - April 1, 2005

Returned to Eagle Aviation and observed at Charles de Gaulle Airport - October 9, 2005

Sub-leased to Mahan Air, Iran - January 13, 2006

Observed at Dubai in full Mahan Air livery - January 13, 2006

Sold to Aeroturbine Inc - September 2006

Departed Amman on ferry flight to the United States - September 27, 2006

Arrived Goodyear, Arizona at conclusion of ferry flight in Mahan Air livery - September 29, 2006

Ferry route: Amman - Paris (Orly) - Reykjavik - Keflavik - Goodyear

Registered as N301AT on Temporary Certificate - November 11, 2006

Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee

Aircraft observed in hangar at Goodyear as F-GZZZ - December 14, 2006

Aircraft was scrapped on site at Goodyear - ?

Cancelled from the U. S. Aircraft Register - March 28, 2012

 


 

 

VH-HYH. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Airport, February 1990.

 
 

VH-HYH. Ansett Australia - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Brisbane Airport, December 1992.

VH-HYH. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Brisbane Airport, December 1994.

 
 

VH-HYH. Ansett Australia - in all-white livery without markings at Malta Airport, July 2004.

F-GZZZ. Eagle Aviation - in an all-white livery at Paris Airport, September 2004.

 
 

F-GZZZ. Air Algerie - in all-white livery with English titles at Paris Airport, August 2005.

F-GZZZ. Air Algerie - in an all-white livery with Arabic titles at Paris Airport, October 2005.