VH-HYY. Airbus A320-211. c/n 331.


 

Ordered new by GATX Capital Corporation

First flown at Toulouse as F-WWII - May 5, 1992

Delivered to GATX Capital Corp at Toulouse, France - July 1992

Entered onto Turkish Aircraft Register as TC-ONB

Leased to Onur Air, Turkey - July 1992

Aircraft was named 'Ertug' and later 'Nazar'

Returned to GATX on termination of lease - April 1996

Leased to Ansett Australia - May 1996

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-HYY - May 30, 1996

Registered to GATX Capital Corporation

Leased to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd as registered operator

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

Cancelled from Turkish Aircraft Register - June 1996

Departed Greensboro, USA as AN4293 on delivery flight to Australia - June 24, 1996

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) at conclusion of delivery flight - June 26, 1996

Delivery route: Greensboro - San Diego - Hilo - Nadi - Melbourne

Flight crew: Captains J. Swift, G. Lowe; Engineers J. Vermeulen, J. anderson, J. Natoli

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamaine) - Sydney as AN16 (Captain P. Johnson) - July 1, 1996

Operated last revenue service Perth - Brisbane as AN220 - September 13, 2001

Ansett Australia ceased operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001

Adverised for sale by GATX with delivery January 2002 - October 2001

Flew one Ansett service under administration Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN2001 - October 17, 2001

Underwent service check and had Ansett titles removed at Melbourne - November 2001

Test flown at Melbourne - February 10, 2002

The Dutch registration 'PH-DOE' was reserved - February 20, 2002

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN4040 on return to GATX, France - February 24, 2002

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

Flight crew: Captain D. Pudney; F/O M. Lenffer; Engineers M. Catterall, P. Cruickshank & R. Green (GATX)

Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - March 15, 2002

Ansett Engineering quote the aircraft had flown 30,104 hours with 15,433 cycles - March 15, 2002

Entered onto Maltese Aircraft Register as 9H-ADZ - March 28, 2002

Registered to GATX Capital Corporation

Leased to Air Malta as registered operator - March 29, 2002

Entered service with Air Malta in full livery - March 29, 2002

Returned to GATX on termination of lease - October 2004

Ferried Luqa - Shannon, Ireland as KM997 on return to lessor - October 10, 2004

Prepared for lease to Azal Azerbaijan Airlines, Baku-Bina, Azerbaijan - October 2004

Entered onto Azerbaijani Aircraft Register as 4K-AZ54 - ?

Registered to GATX Capital Corporation

Leased to Azal Azerbaijani Airlines as registered operator

Ferried Shannon - Baku on delivery to Azerbaijan Airlines - November 16, 2004

Observed in an all-white livery at Baku - January 19, 2009

Observed in active service with Azerbaijan Airlines - August 20, 2009

Leased from Macquarie Air Finance

Aircraft now configured to seat C24 and Y132 passengers

Ferried Baku - Luqa for post-lease maintenance - November 11, 2009

Observed undergoing engine testing at Lufthansa Technik (Luqa) in Azerbaijan Airlines livery - November 13, 2009

Placed in open storage at Luqa - November 2009

Overhauled by Lufthansa Technik at Luqa prior to redelivery to Azerbaijan Airlines - March 2011

Observed operating Azerbaijan Airlines services - July 16, 2011

Current with Azerbaijan Airlines

 


 

9H-ADZ. Air Malta - in the full livery at Lisbon Airport, March 2003.

4K-AZ54. Azerbaijan - in the full livery at unknown airport, April 2007.

4K-AZ54. Azerbaijan - in the full livery at unknown airport, September 2008.