VH-HYN. Airbus A320-211. c/n 726.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by I.L.F.C. for lease to Ansett - ?

First flown at Toulouse as F-WWBP - October 29, 1997

Leased by Ansett from I.L.F.C. for 5 years - November 28, 1997

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-HYN - November 28, 1997

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 - November 28, 1997

Departed Toulouse on the delivery flight to Australia as AN4290 - November 28, 1997

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - November 29, 1997

Delivery route: Toulouse - Dubai - Mauritius - Perth - Melbourne

Flight Crew: Captains B. Saunders, M. Rindfleish; Engineers P. Ross, A. Podesta, J. Cerazo, R. Scenna

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane as AN60 (Captain R. Duncan) - December 10, 1997

Rolled out in the special 'Sydney 2000 Olympics' livery and temporarily named 'Unity' - June 01, 2000

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Auckland on Olympic duties - June 07, 2000

Departed Auckland for Uluru carrying the 'Olympic Flame' to Australia as AN2000 - June 08, 2000

Flight crew: Captains M. Rindfleish, B. Saunders; F/O J. Nixon; Flight Attendants N. Najmi,

L. Miller, V. Janssen, L. Wlodarska, P. Tram, A. Kaszubski

The Olympic livery was removed at Melbourne (Tullamarine) - January 2001

Operated last revenue service Perth - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as AN164 - September 13, 2001

Ansett ceased operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001

The aircraft was temporarily stored at Sydney (Kingsford Smith)

Re-entered Ansett service under administration Sydney - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN701 - October 01, 2001

Operated final revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN91 - March 04, 2002

Returned to I.L.F.C. by Ansett Administrators

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to Bentonville, AK as AN4040 - April 11, 2002

Arrived Bentonville on completion of the ferry flight - April 13, 2002

Ferry route: Melbourne - Nadi - Honolulu - Las Vegas - Bentonville (Fayetteville)

Flight crew: Captains G. Lowe, J. Swift, R. Duncan

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - April 22, 2002

Ansett Engineering quote the aircraft as having flown 14,705 hours with 8,085 cycles - April 22, 2002

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N726NS - April 22, 2002

Registered to International Lease Finance Corporation, Los Angeles

Leased by I.L.F.C. to Siberia Airlines for 3 years

Ferried to Lufthansa Technik, Berlin for maintenance - September 22 / 23, 2002

Ferry route: Fayetteville - Bangor - Gander - Keflavik - Berlin

Entered onto the Aruban Aircraft Register as P4-VNF - October 08, 2002

Painted in Armavia livery and ferried Berlin - Yerevan - October 09, 2002

Sub-leased to Armavia, Armenia - October 24, 2002

Entered onto the Armenian Aircraft Register as EK32007 - June 15, 2003

Configured to seat 12 First Class and 144 Economy Seat passengers

Leased to Georgian National Airlines in an all-white livery - January 2005

Leased to LAT Charter from I.L.F.C. - October 2005

Painted at Berlin (Schonefeld) for LAT Charter as YL-BCB and seen as such - October 15, 2005

Cancelled from the Armenian Aircraft Register - October 2005

Entered onto the Latvian Aircraft Register as YL-BCB - October 2005

Ferried Berlin (Schonefeld) - Riga for LAT Charter in all-white livery and no titles - October 18, 2005

Sub-leased to Hellas Jet with small LAT Charter titles - April 2006

Observed at Brussels with large Hellas Jet titles - April 23, 2006

Returned to LAT Charter - January 14, 2007

LAT Charter renamed SmartLynx Airlines - September 25, 2008

Observed in LAT Charter livery but without titles - April 2009

Leased to Windrose Airlines in basic LAT Charter livery- November 14, 2009

Lease to Windrose terminated - October 2010

Ferried Budapest - Shannon for maintenance and repainting - November 09, 2010

Ferried Shannon - Riga in new all-white livery - November 21, 2010

Ferried Riga - Shannon - January 20, 2011

Repainted into White Airways livery by Eirtech Aviation, Shannon

Observed at Shannon in the White Airways livery - May 14, 2011

Entered onto the Portuguese Aircraft Register as CS-TQS

Ferried Shannon - Averca (Portugal) on delivery to White Airways - June 1, 2011

Aircraft was named 'Flygrey'

Was to be wet-leased to Stellar Airways, Kinshasa for twelve months

Departed Alverca (Portugal) on delivery to Stellar Airways in the standard livery - October 28, 1011

Arrived Kinshasa N'Djili Airport on completion of the ferry flight - October 30, 2011

Ferry route: Alverca - Lisbon - Kinshasa

The lease to Stellar Airways was not taken up as airline was added to the E.U. list of banned air carriers

Ferried Kinshasa - Lisbon - November 12, 2011

Ferried Lisbon - Alverca - November 23, 2011

Observed at Lisbon in service with White Airways in the Stellar Airways livery - December 3, 2011

Stellar Airways titles removed at Lisbon - January 03, 2012

Observed at Lisbon in an all-white livery - January 30, 2012

Wet-leased to Sprintair, Poland in an all-white livery - May 2012

Ferried Lisbon - Katowice on delivery to Sprintair - May 27, 2012

Flown by White Airways on Sprintair Mediterranean Summer and Winter services - 2012

Current with White Airways

Cancelled from the Portuguese Aircraft Register - February 2013

Entered onto the Irish Aircraft Register as EI-FAI - February 26, 2013

Registered to Flying Fortress Ireland Leasing Ltd

Withdrawn from use and stored - ?

 

VH-HYN. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery with additional 'Official Airline of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games' titles at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, March 1999.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-190.)

VH-HYN. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery with additional 'Olympic Torch Relay' titles and logo at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, April 2000.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 0320-022.)

VH-HYN. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery with additional 'Olympic Torch Relay' titles and logo at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 2000.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 0320-023.)

VH-HYN. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery with additional 'Olympic Torch Relay' titles and logo at Brisbane Airport, June 2000.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-192.)

VH-HYN. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery with additional 'Olympic Torch Relay' titles and logo at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, September 2000.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 0320-193.)

P4-VNF. Armavia - in the original livery at Paris Orly Airport, December 2002.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-012.)

EK-32007. Armavia - in the original livery at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, August 2003.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-008.)

EK-32007. Armavia - in the original livery at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, August 2003.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-008.)

EK-32007. Armavia - in the original livery at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, August 2003.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-007.)

EK-32007. Georgian National Airlines - in the all-white livery at Berlin Schonefeld Airport, March 2005.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-057.)

YL-BCB. Hellas Jet - in the basic LAT Charter livery with 'Operated by LAT Charter' titles at Paris Orly Airport, May 2006.

(C. Laugier Copyright Image 0320-691.)

YL-BCB. Hellas Jet - in the basic LAT Charter livery with 'Operated by LAT Charter' titles at an unknown airport, July 2006.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-104.)

YL-BCB. LAT Charter - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, September 2007.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-208.)