VH-YQA. Airbus A320-212. c/n 190.


 

Ordered new by GATX Aircraft Leasing Pty Ltd

Powered by CFMI CFM56-5A3 engines

First flown at Toulouse as F-WWDD - March 15, 1991

Accepted by GATX at Toulouse - June 14, 1991

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N484GX - June 14, 1991

Registered to GATX Aircraft Leasing Pty Ltd

Leased to LACSA (Lineas Aereas Costarricenses S.A.) as the registered operator

Sub-leased to LADECO in basic LACSA livery - December 01, 1994

LADECO merged with Lan Chile when it was bought out - 1994

Repossessed by LACSA - January 03, 1995

Returned to LACSA in Costa Rica - February 01, 1995

Observed at San Jose in the standard LACSA livery - March 09, 1995

Observed at Hamburg in all-white livery with Onur Air titles - May 07, 1995

Returned to GATX Leasing at Lemwerder in all-white livery with Onur Air titles - November 02, 1995

Leased to Excalibur Airlines (U. K.) - December 27, 1995

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BWKN - January 17, 1996

Returned to GATX Aircraft Leasing Pty Ltd on termination of the lease - March 17, 1996

Leased to Leisure International Airways (U.K.) - March 25, 1996

Aircraft was reregistered as G-UKLJ - ?

Rolled out at Southend in all-white livery without titles - November 13, 1997

Aircraft placed in storage at Southend

Rolled out at Southend in the standard Novair (Sweden) livery - January 30, 1998

Ferried Southend - Manchester on delivery to Novair - February 11, 1998

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - February 16, 1998

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-DVR - February 16, 1998

Leased to Novair, Sweden - February 16, 1998

Ferried Manchester - Stockholm on delivery to Novair - February 16, 1998

Entered onto the Swedish Aircraft Register as SE-DVH - March 27, 1998

Operated first Novair revenue service - March 27, 1998

Withdrawn from use and stored at Copenhagen - February 21, 1999

Returned to GATX Aircraft Leasing Pty Ltd - February 27, 1999

Arrived Zurich in the standard Volare Airlines (Italy) livery for cabin modifications - March 24, 1999

Entered onto the French Aircraft Register as F-OHFU - March 31, 1999

Registered to GATX Aircraft Leasing Pty Ltd

Leased to Volare Airlines as the registered operator

Sold to GATX / CL Ireland - August 02, 2002

Volare Airlines ceased operations - November 19, 2004

Aircraft was ferried to Bordeaux for storage

Returned to GATX / CL Ireland - November 22, 2004

Leased to Volare Airlines when it resumed operations - December 16, 2004

Observed at Paris (Orly) with 'Radio Italia' titles and logo - May 22, 2005

Returned to GATX / CL Ireland - November 13, 2006

Ferried to Chatearoux for storage - December 11, 2008

Cancelled from the French Aircraft Register - October 2009

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-YQA - October 30, 2009

Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest National Association

Leased to Strategic Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Ferried Chateauroux - Laval - Larnaca in an all-white livery - November 08, 2009

Ferried Colombo - Singapore - November 17, 2009

Ferried Singapore - Denpasar - Melbourne (Tullamarine) in all-white livery - November 18, 2009

Observed at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport with Strategic titles - December 09, 2009

Rolled out at Melbourne (Tullamarine) with Strategic titles and logo - December 15, 2009

Aircraft was named 'The Kimberley'

Test flown at Melbourne (Tullamarine) - January 03, 2010

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane on delivery to Strategic - January 03, 2010

Ferried Brisbane - Canberra - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as VC9500 - January 27, 2010

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Perth as VC9501 - January 27, 2010

Operated first revene service Perth - Derby as VC501 - February 08, 2010

Ferried Perth - Brisbane - February 26, 2010

Operated Solomon Islands service Brisbane - Honiara - Brisbane as IE700/701 - February 26, 2010

Observed with 'think.be.fly' titles on the fuselage - 2010

Stategic Airlines was renamed Air Australia - Noveber 15, 2011

Operated first Air Australia service Brisbane - Perth as VC501 - November 15, 2011

Operated final Air Australia revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane as VC663 - February 16, 2012

Air Australia ceased all operations - February 17, 2012

This aircraft was not painted into the striking Air Australia livery

Departed Brisbane on the ferry flight to France - February 29, 2012

Arrived Montpeller at the conclusion of the ferry flight - March 01, 2012

Ferry route: Brisbane - Darwin - Singapore - Male - Jeddah - Montpeller

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - March 13, 2012

Entered onto the French Aircraft Register as F-WTAU - March 13, 2012

Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest National Association

Observed stored at Montpeller in the standard 'Strategic Airlines' livery - March 24, 2012

Ferried Montpeller - Kemble by Latecoere Aeroservices for scrapping - June 21, 2012

Rudder and engines removed - June 28, 2012

Moved into a hangar at Kemble for dismantling - July 04, 2012

The stripped fuselage was observed outside the hangar - August 29, 2012

Broken up at Kemble - October 25, 2012

All traces of airframe removed by December 01, 2012

 


 

 

G-UKLJ. Leisure - in the full livery at Amsterdam Airport, June 1996.

F-OHFU. Volare - in the original livery at an unknown airport, November 1999.

 
 
F-OHFU. Volare - in the revised livery at an unknown airport, November 2006.

F-OHFU. Volare - in the revised livery at Milan Airport, January 2007.

 

VH-YQA. Strategic - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, January 2010.

VH-YQA. Strategic - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, January 2010.

VH-YQA. Strategic - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, March 2010.
 

VH-YQA. Strategic - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, May 2010.

VH-YQA. Strategic - in the standard livery at Hobart Airport, November 2011.