VH-HYR. Airbus A320-211. c/n 622.


Ordered new by Ansett

First flown at Toulouse as F-WWBU - September 2, 1996

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-HYR - October 10, 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 & HFS Leasingfords GmbH

Accepted by Ansett at Toulouse - October 10, 1996

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

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

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

Flight crew: Captains B. Saunders, G. Helman; Engineers C. Mills, P. Finegan

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Canberra as AN92 - October 31, 1996

Flight crew: Captain G. Lowe, F/O D. Jordan

Operated last revenue service Perth - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN166 - August 2, 2001

Departed Melbourne to undergo heavy maintenance with Air Canada as AN4800 - August 24, 2001

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

Flight crew: Captains D. Pudney, F. Downes, S. Bryne; Engineerd N. Wills, A. Reed, G. Hatch,

S. Chesterman, V. Antoniades, E. Nicholls, Wai-Chan Chenung;

Support crew: Captain G. Lowe, M. Hocking; F/O R. Dinning (Melbourne - Honolulu sector only)

Was in Canada when Ansett Australia suspended all operations due bankruptcy - September 13, 2001

Placed in storage at Winnipeg, Canada

Ansett Engineering quote the aircraft had flown 17,400 hours with 9,235 cyles - June 27, 2002

Stored near Air Canada maintenance hangar without engines in full livery without titles

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - February 28, 2003

Entered onto the French Aircraft Register as F-WQSG - March 31, 2003

Registered to Airbus Asset Management

Ferried Winnipeg - Toronto - Keflavik - Bordeaux - April 1, 2003

Cancelled from the French Aircraft Register - September 2003

Leased to Air Moldova, Chishinau, Republic of Moldova - September 2003

Entered onto the Moldovan Aircraft Register as ER-AXV - September 2003

Current with Air Moldova



VH-HYR. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery with 'Olympic' titles at Brisbane Airport, August 1999.

VH-HYR. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery with extra titles at Melbourne Airport, September 1999.

VH-HYR. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Melbourne Airport, October 1999.

ER-AXV. Air Moldova - in the full livery at Paris, April 2004.

ER-AXV. Air Moldova - in the full livery at Faro Airport, June 2004.

ER-AXV. Air Moldova - in the full livery at Faro Airport, September 2008.