VH-VWX. Airbus A321-231. c/n 1438. (n.t.u.)

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Wilmington Trust Company

Powered by International Aero Engines IAE V2533-A5 engines

Rolled off Airbus production line at Hamburg (Finkenwerder) in Aero Lloyd livery - February 13, 2001

First flown at Hamburg as 'D-AVZL' - February 17, 2001

Entered onto the German Aircraft Register as D-ALAQ - March 19, 2001

Registered to Wilmington Trust Company

Leased to Aero Lloyd as the registered operator

Ferried Hamburg (Finkenwerder) - Frankfurt on delivery to Aero Lloyd as YP9996T - March 20, 2001

Operated first revenue service Frankfurt - Monastir - March 23, 2001

Rolled out at Frankfurt in basic Aero Lloyd livery with 'Trans Global Vacation' titles - December 12, 2002

Leased to Ryan International Airlines (U.S.A.) Wichita, Kansas - December 17, 2002

Ferried Frankfurt - Keflavik - Bangor - Chicago as RYN6015 - December 17, 2002

Returned to Aero Lloyd at the end of the lease - April 29, 2003

Aero Lloyd ceased operations - October 16, 2003

The aircraft was ferried Frankfurt - Dusseldorf for storage - October 31, 2003

Leased to Ryan International Airlines (USA) - December 04, 2003

Ferried Frankfurt - Shannon in the basic Aero Lloyd livery as RYN6203 - December 04, 2003

Sub-leased to Niki Luftahrt GmbH (Austria) in all-white livery with Niki titles - May 19, 2004

Operated first Niki revenue service Vienna - Palma as NLY9138 - May 20, 2004

Operated final Niki revenue service Palma - Vienna as NLY9139 - October 10, 2004

Ferried Vienna - Shannon on return to the lessor as NLY100P - October 11, 2004

Cancelled from the German Aircraft Register - December 10, 2004

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N585NK - December 10, 2004

Registered to Wilmington Trust Company, Delaware

Leased to Spirit Airlines Inc as the registered operator

Departed Shannon via Goose Bay on delivery to Spirit Airlines - December 10, 2004

Ferried Detroit - Victorville on return to lessor at the end of the lease - February 25, 2008

Painted in the Jetstar Australia livery at Victorville

The intended lease to Jetstar as 'VH-VWX' was not taken up - May 28, 2008

Ferried Victorville - Banngor - Dublin in the Jetstar livery as N585NK - July 24, 2008

Placed in temporary storage at Dublin in the Jetstar livery

Observed at Dublin as TC-ETF in the Jetstar livery - August 15, 2008

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - August 28, 2008

Entered onto the Turkish Aircraft Register as TC-ETF - August 28, 2008

Leased to Atlasjet Airlines Inc (Turkey) - September 01, 2008

Ferried Dublin - Istanbul in the Jetstar livery - September 01, 2008

Sub-leased to Saudi Arabian Airlines - September 21, 2008

Observed at Salzburg in basic Saudi livery operating Sunexpress sub-charter from Antalya - October 21, 2008

Current with Atlasjet Airlines