VH-YQB. Airbus A320-211. c/n 279.


 

Ordered new by International Lease Finance Company Pty Ltd

Powered by CFMI CFM56-5A3 engines

Rolled off the production line at Toulouse as F-WWDU - ?

First flown at Toulouse as F-WWDU - December 9, 1991

Accepted by ILFC at Toulouse - February 18, 1992

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-FLSF - February 18, 1992

Registered to International Lease Finance Company Pty Ltd

Leased to Canadian Airlines as registered operator

Returned to ILFC on termination of lease - January 3, 1993

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - January 11, 1993

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-MONY - January 11, 1993

Registered to International Lease Finance Company Pty Ltd

Leased to Monarch Airlines Ltd, Luton as registered operator

Handed over to Monarch Airlines at Luton - January 28, 1993

Modifications to convert from the original series 211 to a series 212 completed - March 14, 1993

Operated first revenue service - March 16, 1993

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - October 27, 1993

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GVNY - October 30, 1993

Registered to International Lease Finance Company Pty Ltd

Leased to Canada 3000 Airlines Ltd as registered operator

Returned to Monarch Airlines on termination of lease - April 28, 1994

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - April 29, 1994

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-MONY - April 29, 1994

Registered to International Lease Finance Company Pty Ltd

Leased to Monarch Airlines Ltd as registered operator

Withdrawn from Monarch service - October 22, 1994

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - October 26, 1994

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GVNY - October 26, 1994

Registered to International Lease Finance Company Pty Ltd

Leased to Canada 3000 Airlines Ltd as registered operator

Ferried Luton - Gander on delivery to Canada 3000 - October 31, 1994

Returned to Monarch Airlines on termination of lease - April 27, 1995

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - April 28, 1995

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-MONY - April 28, 1995

Registered to International Lease Finance Company Pty Ltd

Leased to Monarch Airlines as registered operator

Entered service with Monarch Airlines - May 1, 1995

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - December 4, 1995

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GVNY - December 4, 1995

Registered to International Lease Finance Company Pty Ltd

Leased to Canada 3000 Airlines Ltd as registered operator

Returned to Monarch Airlines on termination of lease - March 31, 1996

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - April 1, 1996

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-MONY - April 1, 1996

Registered to International Lease Finance Company Pty Ltd

Leased to Monarch Airlines as registered operator

Withdrawn from service at Luton - April 19, 1999

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - May 20, 1999

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-FLSF - May 20, 1999

Registered to International Lease Finance Company Pty Ltd

Ferried Luton - Amarillo, Texas - May 21 - 22, 1999

Delivered to Canadian Airlines - May 27, 1999

Observed at Vancouver in full Canadian Airlines livery - May 30, 1999

Canadian Airlines merged with Air Canada - December 23, 1999

Sub-leased to Air Canada as registered operator - April 4, 2001

Repainted in to the Air Canada 'Tango' livery - October 2001

Sub-leased to Air Canada Tango - November 1, 2001

Returned to Air Canada on termination of lease - September 30, 2003

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - May 7, 2006

Aircraft had been withdrawn from use and stored

Entered onto the Irish Aircraft Register as EI-DOZ - July 2006

Registered to - ?

Leased to Eirjet (Ireland) as registered operator

Eirjet ceased operations and the aircraft was stored at Shannon - October 18, 2006

Entered onto the Indonesian Aircraft Register as PK-RMA - December 2006

Registered to MSA I (AWAS Aviation Services Inc), New York

Leased to Mandala Airlines as registered operator

Returned to lessor at Singapore (Seletar) on termination of lease - July 2009

Observed stored at Singapore (Seletar) as PK-RMA in all-white livery - March 7, 2010

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-YQB - April 2, 2010

Registered to Wilmington Trust Company, Wilmington

Leased to Strategic Airlines Pty Ltd, Eagle Farm, Brisbane as registered operator

Ferried Singapore (Seletar) - Darwin - Melbourne (Tullamarine) in all-white livery - April 4, 2010

Observed at Melbourne (Tullamarine) in Stategic Airlines livery - April 11, 2010

Operated various Vigin Blue services - September 28 - 29, 2010

Ferried Perth - Kuala Lumpur (Subang) as VC9040 for maintenance and repainting - November 2, 2011

Stategic Airlines was renamed Air Australia - November 3, 2011

Ferried Kualu Lumpur (Subang) - Perth as VC9011 in new Air Australia livery - November 26 - 27, 2011

Operated final Air Australia revenue service Derby - Perth as VC502 - February 15, 2012

Air Australia ceased all operations - February 17, 2012

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - March 23, 2012

Entered onto the U. S. Aircraft Register as N549CL - March 23, 2012

Registered to MSA I (AWAS Aviation Services Inc), New York

Departed Perth in full Air Australia livery on ferry flight to Hungary - April 3, 2012

Arrived Budapest at conclusion of ferry flight - April 5, 2012

Ferried route: Perth - Kuala Lumpur - Male - Abu Dhabi - Budapest

Cancelled from the U. S. Aircraft Register - April 6, 2012

Entered onto the Latvian Aircraft Register as YL-LCJ - June 1, 2012

Registered to MSA I (AWAS Aviation Services Inc), New York

Leased to SmartLynx Airlines as registered operator

Sub-leased to Thomson Airways (UK) as registered operator - June 4, 2012

Sub-leased to Travel Service (Czech) - June 7, 2012

Observed at Antalya in all-white livery with Travel Service titles - June 16, 2012

Returned to SmartLynx on termination of sub-leases - September 16, 2012

Ferried Newcastle - Helsinki on sub-lease to Thomas Cook Airlines - September 17, 2012

Sub-leased to Corendon Airlines (Turkey) - April 4, 2012

Aircraft entered service with Coredon tail colors and titles

Observed in service with Coredon Airlines Antalya - Eindhoven - April 21, 2013

Current with Coredon

 


 

VH-YQB. Strategic - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, July 2010.
VH-YQB. Strategic - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, July 2010.
VH-YQB. Strategic - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, May 2011.

 

VH-YQB. Air Australia - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, December 2011.
VH-YQB. Air Australia - in the full livery at Perth Airport, December 2011.