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.