VH-HYI. Airbus A320-211. c/n 140.


 

First flown at Toulouse as F-WWDG - November 6, 1990

Ferried Toulouse - Hamburg (Finkenwerder) for internal fitout - November 8, 1990

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-HYI - January 16, 1991

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 16, 1991

Departed Toulouse on delivery flight to Australia - January 22, 1991

Arrived at Melbourne (Tullamarine) at conclusion of delivery flight - January 26, 1991

Delivery route: Toulouse - Santa Maria (Azores) - Bermuda - Phoenix - Kona - Nadi - Melbourne

Flight crew: Captains F. Boomsma, I. Johnston; LAMEs B. Berwick, S. Henwood

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane - February 24, 1991

Operated last commercial service Adelaide - Perth as AN187 - September 13, 2001

Ansett ceased operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001

Aircraft parked at Perth following suspension of all Ansett operations

Ferried Perth - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN4406 - November 12, 2001

Re-entered Ansett service under administration Melbourne - Sydney as AN702 - November 15, 2001

Operated final revenue service Perth - Sydney as AN152 - March 4, 2002

Had honour of operating the final Ansett commercial service when it arrived Sydney at 0653 - March 5, 2002

Flight crew: Captain G. McDonald; F/O P. Tyers; Cabin Manager L. Bowen

Ferried Sydney - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN4051 (Captain J. Swift; F/O G. Toole) - March 5, 2002

Prior to landing it complete a circuit over Melbourne's Central Business District

Aircraft placed in open storage at Melbourne Airport

Ansett Engineering quote the aircraft had flown 36,245 hours with 19,025 cycles - June 27, 2002

Departed Melbourne as AN40 on ferry flight to Lufthansa Technik, Berlin, Germany - July 12, 2002

Arrived Berlin at conclusion of ferry flight - July 14, 2002

Ferry route: Melbourne - Perth - Cocos Island - Male - Bahrain - Athens - Berlin (Schonefeld)

Flight crew: Captains M. Rindfleish, G. Lowe; Engineers M. Bennett, L. Bettiol

Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - August 29, 2002

Entered onto the German Aircraft Register as D-AKFW - February 26, 2003

Test-flown at Berlin in preparation for lease to Air Canada - April 1, 2003

Lease to Air Canada did not eventaute and remained in storage in full Ansett livery

Ferried Berlin - Hamburg (Finkenwerder) as LH8965Y in basic Ansett livery for repainting - July 1, 2003

Ferried Hamburg (Finkenwerder) - Berlin as LH8965Y in all-white livery - July 7, 2003

Leased to Nouvelair Tunisie via Pembroke Capital Ltd - July 2003

Entered onto Tunisian Aircraft Register as TS-ING - July 29, 2003

Wet-leased to Afriqiyah Airlines, Tripoli, Libya - July 30, 2003

Delivered to Novelair - August 25, 2003

Advertised sale / dry-lease by Pembroke Capital with availability from August 2006 - September 29, 2005

Returned to Nouvelair Tunisie at end of sub-lease - August 2006

Sub-leased to Ural Airlines - August 2006

Seen at Monastir, Tunisia as VP-BQY in full Ural Airlines revised livery - October 21, 2006

Ferried Monastir - Yekaterinburg, Russia on delivery to Ural Airlines - November 18, 2006

Current with Ural Airlines - November 2008

 


 

 

VH-HYI. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, February 1998.

D-AKFW. Ansett Australia - in the basic 'Starmark' livery without titles at Berlin, July 2003.
 

 

TS-ING. Afriqiyah - in the full livery with no web titles at Paris CDG Airport, October 2003.

 

VP-BQY. Ural Airlines - in the full livery at Salzburg Airport, January 2007.

VP-BQY. Ural Airlines - in the full livery at an unknown airport, February 2007.

VP-BQY. Ural Airlines - in the full livery at Dusseldorf Airport, August 2007.
VP-BQY. Ural Airlines - in the full livery at Salzburg Airport, January 2009.
VP-BQY. Ural Airlines - in the full livery at Dubai Airport, March 2013.