VH-HYK. Airbus A320-211. c/n 157.


 

First flown at Toulouse as F-WWIB - January 3, 1991

Ferried Toulouse - Hamburg (Finkenwerder) for interior fitout and storage - January 1991

Ferried Hamburg (Finkenwerder) - Toulouse as F-WWIB - February 1, 1991

Accepted by Ansett at Toulouse - March 6, 1991

Departed Toulouse on delivery flight to Australia - March 8, 1991

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) at conclusion of delivery flight - March 14, 1991

Delivery route: Toulouse - Gatwick - Santa Maria - Bermuda - Phoenix - Hilo - Nadi - Melbourne

Flight crew: Captains F. Boomsma, T. Blair; LAMEs N. Dunstan, D. Paull, P. Runting;

Technical Engineer R. Farrar

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-HYK - March 14, 1991

Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd

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

Arrived in an all-white livery and painted at Melbourne (Tullamarine) in the 'Flag' livery before entering service

Ferried Melbourne - Sydney as AN9200 - March 29, 1991

Operated first revenue service Sydney - Hamilton Island as AN2010 (Captain R. Lewis) - March 29, 1991

Operated first Ansett Brisbane - Darwin - Denpasar service as AN112 (Capatin I. Johnston) - September 11, 1993

Operated last revenue service Sydney - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN59 - June 30, 2001

Aircraft was in heavy maintenance at Melbourne when Ansett ceased operations - September 13, 2001

Ferried Melbourne - Sydney as AN4408 - November 29, 2001

Re-entered Ansett service under administration Sydney - Brisbane as AN234 - November 29, 2001

Operated final revenue service Sydney - Brisbane as AN276 - March 4, 2002

Ferried Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN4043 for storage - March 4, 2002

Ansett Engineering quote the aircraft had flown 36,141 hours with 19,126 cycles - June 27, 2002

Test flown at Melbourne as AN4089 - September 11, 2002

Departed Melbourne on ferry flight to ASL Aircraft Services, Lemwerder, Germany - November 8, 2002

Arrived Lemwerder, Germany at conclusion of ferry flight - November 10, 2002

Ferry route: Melbourne - Perth - Cocos Island - Male - Cario - Bremen - Lemwerder

Flight crew: Captains B. Saunders, A. Ogilvie; Engineers P. Reed, B. Turnbull

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - November 20, 2002

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

Planned lease to Air Canada did not eventaute and aircraft remained in storage in basic Ansett livery

Entered onto the Tunisian Aircraft Register as TS-INH - August 2003

Registered to Kreditanstalt fur Wiederaufbau (KfW)

Leased by Aibus to Nouvelair Tunisie, Monastir, Tunisia - September 13, 2003

Wet-leased to Afriqiyah Airways, Tripoli

Observed at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport in Afriqiyah livery - September 30, 2003

Advertised for sale / dry lease by Pembroke Capital Ltd - September 29, 2005

Returned to lessor at end of Afriqiyah Airways wet-lease - January 2007

Leased to Ural Airlines - 2007

Entered onto the Bermuda Aircraft Register as VP-BQZ - March 2007

Registered to Kreditanstalt fur Wiederaufbau

Leased to Ural Airlines as registered operator

Current with Ural Airlines

 


 

 
 

TS-INH. Afriqiyah - in the full livery with English & web titles at unknown airport, October 2003.

TS-INH. Afriqiyah - in the full livery with Arabic & web titles at unknown airport, August 2005.