VH-HYQ. Airbus A320-211. c/n 615.


 

Ordered new by Ansett

First flown at Toulouse as F-WWBR - July 9, 1996

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-HYQ - August 7, 1996

Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd

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

Finance provided by Credit Lyonnais Australia Ltd

Accepted by Ansett at Toulouse - September 10, 1996

Departed Toulouse as AN4294 on delivery flight to Australia - September 10, 1996

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) at conclusion of delivery flight - September 14, 1996

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

Flight crew: Captains B. Saunders, I. Johnson; Engineers M. Benato, S. McLachlan

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane as AN76 (Captain M. Randall) - September 27, 1996

Underwent heavy maintenance with Air Canada - August 1, 2001 to September 2, 2001

Test flown at Winnipeg as AN4595 - August 29, 2001

Departed Winnipeg on ferry flight to Australia as AN4801 - August 31, 2001

Arrived Melbourne at conclusion of ferry flight - September 2, 2001

Ferry route: Winnipeg - Vancouver - Honolulu - Nadi - Melbourne

Flight crew: Captains G. Lowe, M. Hocking; F/O R. Dinning; Engineers M. Thornton, H. Gasior, L. Robinson,

G. Maiolo, Y. Moses

Operated last revenue service Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN117 - September 13, 2001

Ansett ceased operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001

Stored at Melbourne following suspension of all Ansett operations

Re-entered Ansett service under administration Melbourne - Hobart as AN709 - November 3, 2001

Operated final revenue service Perth - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN170 with 33 passengers - March 4, 2002

Flight crew: Captain M. Littlely; F/O M. McCaull; Cabin Manager N. Simonow

Cabin crew wore a variety of Ansett uniforms spanning the many years of Ansett operations

Stored at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport

Ansett Engineering quote the aircraft had flown 18,591 hours with 10,032 cyles - June 27, 2002

Test flown at Melbourne (Captain B. Saunders) - August 26 and November 21, 2002

Departed Melbourne as AN40 on return to Credit Lyonnais, France - December 18, 2002

Arrived Bordeaux at conclusion of ferry flight - December 20, 2002

Ferry route: Melbourne - Learmonth - Male - Dubai - Larnaca - Bordeaux

Flight crew: Captains M. Rindfleish, B. Saunders; Engineers M. Preston, J. Hennessy

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - December 24, 2002

Placed in long term storage in full Ansett livery

Entered onto the French Aircraft Register as F-WQSD - ?

Observed at Bordeaux in full Menajet livery - July 26, 2004

Leased to Menajet, Lebanon SRL - August 11, 2004

Reregistered as F-OKRM - August 12, 2004

Registered to HFS Leasing Funds GmbH & Co Deutschland Sechs

Ferried Bordeaux - Beirut on delivery to Menajet - August 13, 2004

Entered service with Menajet Beirut - Barcelona - August 14, 2004

Wet-leased to Helios Airways and observed at Heathrow Airport - July 21, 2005

Sub-leased to Corendon Airlines, Turkey - October / November, 2005

Leased to National Air Services (NAS), Saudi Arabia - February 2007

Ferried Beirut - Jeddah in full NAS livery - February 2, 2007

Returned to Menajet - March 21, 2008

Leased to Almasria Universal Airlines, Egypt - April 2008

Observed at Schiphol Airport in full Almasria Universal livery - April 26, 2008

Wet-leased to Kabo Air, Nigeria and ferried Beirut - Kano, Nigeria - August 22, 2008

Operated by Menajet for Kabo Air - November 2008

Observed at Dusseldorf in Menajet livery - April 20, 2009

Ferried Beirut - Khartoum for sub-lease to Sun-Air, Sudan - July 29. 2009

Observed flying with Sun Air at Khartoum - April 13, 2010

Ferried Brindisi - Lourdes on termination of lease - Juy 10, 2010

Lourdes Airport has become an overflow airport for Airbus airframes awaiting lease or resale

Cancelled from the French Aircraft Register - September 17, 2010

Observed stored at Lourdes - March 21, 2011

Observed at Lourdes resting on the ground - December 28, 2011

Scrapped at Lourdes

 


 

F-OKRM. Menajet - in the full livery at Paris Le Bourget Airport, June 2005.

F-OKRM. Menajet - in the revised livery at Paris Le Bourget Airport, August 2008.

F-OKRM. Menajet - in the revised livery at Paris Le Bourget Airport, August 2008
 
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F-OKRM. Menajet - in the revised livery at Paris Le Bourget Airport, April 2009.