VH-HYT. Airbus A320-211. c/n 662.


 

Ordered new by Ansett

First flown at Toulouse as F-WWDM - February 7, 1997

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-HYT - March 12, 1997

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

Acceptance of aircraft was delayed as it had to be repainted at Toulouse

Accepted by Ansett at Toulouse - March 29, 1997

Departed Toulouse as AN4292 on delivery flight to Australia - April 1, 1997

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) at conclusion of delivery flight - April 4, 1997

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

Flight crew: Captains B. Saunders, P. Anniss; Engineers J. Beaumont, G. Page, T. Hales, R. Farrar

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane as AN60 (Captain M. Randall) - April 22, 1997

Operated last revenue service Melbourne - Sydney as AN58 - September 13, 2001

Ansett ceased operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001

Ferried to Melbourne (Tullamarine) for storage

Re-entered Ansett service under administration Melbourne - Sydney as AN738 - October 16, 2001

Operated final revenue service Sydney - Melbourne as AN85 - March 4, 2002

Ansett Engineering quote the aircraft had flown 16,892 hours with 9,361 cycles - March 4, 2002

Departed Melbourne on return to lessor Credit Lyonnais, France as AN4040 - March 28, 2002

Arrived Toulouse at conclusion of ferry flight - March 31, 2002

Ferry route: Melbourne - Perth - Cocos Island - Male - Dubai - Larnaca - Toulouse

Flight crew: Captains B. Saunders, A. Sillar; Engineers T. Lattimore, R. Negus

On arrival at Toulouse it underwent heavy maintenance with Sogerma

Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - January 31, 2003

Entered onto French Aircraft Register as F-WQSE - March 23, 2003

Ferried Toulouse - Bordeaux in full Ansett livery for storage - April 15, 2003

Leased to Air Moldova - January 2004

Entered onto Moldovian Aircraft Register as ER-AXW

Ferried Bordeaux - Kishinev on delivery to Air Moldova - February 10, 2004

Sold to AAR Aircraft Sales - May 2007

Registered N662AR on a temporary certificate - May 23, 2007

Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah

Returned by Air Moldova to lessor - June 8, 2007

Ferried Paris (Orly) - Bangor - Montreal (Pierre Elliott Trudeau) for repainting - June 8, 2007

Ferried Montreal (Mirabel) - Shannon on delivery to Air Comet, Spain - June 28 - 29, 2007

Ferried Shannon - Madrid after repairs to flap assembly at Shannon - July 3, 2007

Entered onto Spanish Aircraft Register as EC-KIK

Seen at Madrid as EC-KIK in basic Air Moldova livery with Air Comet titles - July 22, 2007

Ferried Madrid - Keflavik - Montreal in Air Comet livery - October 9, 2007

Ferried Montreal - Keflavik - Madrid in full Air Comet livery - October 22 - 23, 2007

Seen at Madrid in basic Air Moldova livery - October 26, 2007

Withdrawn from use by Air Comet and stored at Paris (Orly) - December 2008

Leased to Olympic Airlines in basic Air Comet livery - July 31, 2009

Air Comet ceased operations - December 21, 2009

Aircraft placed in storage at Madrid Airport - December 2009

Returned to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah - January 28, 2010

Cancelled from the Spanish Aircraft Register - January 2010

Entered onto the U. S. Aircraft Register as N662WF - January 28, 2010

Stored at Montpellier in Air Comet livery - April 27, 2010

Entered onto the French Aircraft Register as F-WTAU - May 31, 2011

Prepared for lease to Donbassaero at Montpellier

Entered onto the Ukraine Aircraft Register as UR-DAK - June 2011

Registered to AAR Corporation

Leased to Donbassaero Airline as registered operator

Ferried Montpellier - Donetsk as UDC5544 on delivery to Donbassaero - June 21, 2011

Donbassaero filed for bankruptcy and ceased all operations - January 14, 2013

Aircraft transferred to Wind Rose Aviation

Withdrawn from use and stored - ?

 


 

F-WWDM. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Toulouse, April 1997.

F-WQSE. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Bordeaux Airport, April 2003.

ER-AXW. Air Moldova - in the full livery at Paris, September 2004.

ER-AXW. Air Moldova - in the full livery at Amsterdam Airport, July 2005.

N662AR. Air Moldova - in the full livery at Paris Orly Airport, May 2007.
 

 

EC-KIK. Air Comet - in basic Air Moldova livery at unknown airport, August 2007.