VH-HYS. Airbus A320-211. c/n 632.


 

Oredered new by Ansett

First flown at Toulouse as F-WWBI - November 12, 1996

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-HYS - November 21, 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 - November 21, 1996

Departed Toulouse as AN4294 on delivery flight to Australia - November 22, 1996

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) at conclusion of delivery flight - November 25, 1996

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

Flight crew: Captains M. Rindfleish, A. Sillar, Engineers D. Martin, D. Paull

Operated first revenue service Melbourne - Hobart as AN101 (Captain R. Troost) - December 14, 1996

Operated final revenue service Perth - Sydney as AN174 - September 13, 2001

Ansett ceased operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001

Placed in short-term storage at Sydney

Ferried Sydney - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN757 for storage - November 28, 2001

Ansett Engineering quote the aircraft had flown 16,792 hours with 9,130 cycles - June 27, 2002

Test flown at Melbourne as AN4089 - August 13 and October 30, 2002

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN40 on return to lessor Credit Lyonnais, France - January 17, 2003

Ferry route: Melbourne - Perth - Cocos Island - Male - Dubai - Athens - Bordeaux

Flight crew: Captains A. Ogilvie, F. Downes; Engineers R. Bovill, L. Szmanski

On arrival at Bordeaux it was placed in long term storage in full Ansett livery

Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - January 24, 2003

Entered onto French Aircraft Register as F-WQSF - ?

Leased to Armavia, Armenia - May 7, 2004

Entered onto the Armenian Aircraft Register as EK-32010 - ?

Ferried to Maastricht for painting into new Armavia livery - October 24 - 28, 2004

Destoryed in a hangar fire at Zenventem Airport, Brussels - May 4 - 5, 2006

Was undergoing maintenance at SN Technics at the time and no injuries were sustained

Aircraft was a complete write-off

For further information on this accident please click 'HERE'

 


 

 

EK-32010. Armavia - in the new livery at unknown airport, November 2004.

EK-32010. Armavia - in the new livery at Paris Orly Airport, July 2005.