VH-YQC. Airbus A320-211. c/n 395.


 

Ordered new by GATX Leasing

Powered by CFMI CFM56-5A3 engines

Rolled off the production line at Toulouse as F-WWBJ - November 1992

First flown at Toulouse as F-WWBJ - December 15, 1992

Accepted by GATX at Toulouse - March 1993

Entered onto the Portuguese Aircraft Register as CS-TNE - March 03, 1993

Registered to GATX Leasing Ltd

Leased to TAP Air Portugal as registered operator

Aircraft was named 'Sa de Miranda'

Modifications to convert from the original series 211 to a series 212 completed - March 2000

Sub-leased to Air Luxor - March 21, 2000

Sub-leased to Novair (Sweden) in full livery - April 2002

Returned to Air Luxor on termination of lease - February 2003

Sub-leased to Novair (Sweden) - June 25, 2003

Returned to Air Luxor on termination of lease - October 2003

Returned to GATX on termination of TAP Air Portugal lease - December 31, 2003

Aircraft ferried to Bordeaux and stored - December 31, 2003

Leased to TAP Air Portugal as registered operator - May 24, 2004

Arcraft withdrawn from use and returned to lessor - 2010

Observed at Oporto in all-white livery as 'VH-YQY' - April 15, 2010

Cancelled from the Portuguese Aircraft Register - April 2010

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-YQC - April 23, 2010

Registered to Aeroturbine Inc, Miami, Florida

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

Departed Portugal in all-white livery on ferry flight to Australia - May 02, 2010

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) at conclusion of ferry flight - May 06, 2010

Ferry route: Oporto - Heraklion - Colombo - Singapore (Seletar) - Darwin - Melbourne (Tullamarine)

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane as AGC9001 in Strategic livery - June 06, 2010

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Dili - Brisbane as AGC1002/1003 - June 09, 2010

Operated inaugural Bisbane - Port Headland service as VC510 - August 03, 2010

Operated inaugural Brisbane - Townsville - Denpasar service as VC530/230 - December 03, 2010

Ferried Brisbane - Kuala Lumpur (Subang) for maintenance and repainting - October 02, 2011

Ferried Kualu Lumpur (Subang) - Perth in new Air Australia livery - October 22, 2011

This was the first Stategic aircraft to acquire the new Air Australia livery

Stategic Airlines was renamed Air Australia - Novmeber 03, 2011

Operated first Air Australia revenue service Brisbane - Port Headland as VC510 - November 15, 2011

Operated inaugural Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) service as VC560 - December 15, 2011

Operated final revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane as VC663 - February 15, 2012

Air Australia ceased all operations - February 17, 2012

Departed Brisbane on ferry flight to United States on return to lessor - March 01, 2012

Arrived Goodyear at conclusion of ferry flight - March 03, 2012

Ferry route: Brisbane - Majuro - Honolulu - Goodyear

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - March 03, 2012

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N268AT - March 13, 2012

Registered to Aeroturbine Inc, Miami, Florida

Aircraft stored at Goodyear, Arizona

Observed stored at Goodyear in full Air Australia livery as N268AT - October 08, 2012

Sold to African Holding Company of America Inc, Fallsington, PA - ?

Registered to African Holding Company of America Inc, Pennsylvania - January 14, 2013

Departed Goodyear on ferry flight to Egypt in full Air Australia livery - February 06, 2013

Arrived Cairo at conclusion of ferry flight - February 70, 2013

Ferried route: Goodyear - Des Moines - Keflavik - ? - Cairo

Observed undergoing maintenance at Cairo - March 25, 2013

Aircraft to be repainted in CAA - Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation livery for lease to CAA

Registered to African Holdings Company of America, Inc - August 22, 2013

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - December 04, 2013

Entered onto the South African Aircraft Register as ZS-DJD - December 10, 2013

Registered to Polkadots Properties (South Africa) 185 Pty Ltd

Leased to CAA Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation as the registered operator

Current with CAA Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation

 


 

VH-YQC. Strategic - in the full livery at Denpasar Airport, August 2010.
VH-YQC. Air Australia - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, December 2011.

VH-YQC. Air Australia - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, December 2011.

VH-YQC. Air Australia - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, December 2011.
VH-YQC. Air Australia - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, December 2011.
VH-YQC. Air Australia - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, January 2012.
VH-YQC. Air Australia - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, January 2012.