VH-HYS. Airbus A320-211. c/n 632.
Was also registered as: F-WQSF; EK-32010.
This aircraft was ordered new by Ansett Australia - ?
Finance provided by Credit Lyonnais Australia Ltd
First flown at Toulouse as 'F-WWBI' - November 12, 1996
Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-HYS - November 21, 1996
Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd, Melbourne
The aircraft was configured with 24 First Class and 108 Economy Class seats but this was variable
Accepted by Ansett Australia at Toulouse - November 21, 1996
Departed Toulouse on the delivery flight to Australia as AN4294 - November 22, 1996
It arrived at Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - November 25, 1996
Delivery route: Toulouse - Dubai - Mauritius - Perth - Melbourne
Flight crew: Captains M. Rindfleish, A. Sillar, Engineers D. Martin, D. Paull
Operated its first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Hobart (Captain R. Troost) as AN101 - December 14, 1996
Operated its final revenue service Perth - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as AN174 - September 13, 2001
Ansett ceased operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001
It was placed in short-term storage at Sydney (Kingsford Smith)
Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) for storage as AN757 - November 28, 2001
Ansett Engineering quote the aircraft had flown 16,792 hours with 9,130 cycles - June 27, 2002
Test flown at Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN4089 - August 13 and October 30, 2002
Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to France as AN40 - January 17, 2003
Ferry route: Melbourne - Perth - Cocos Island - Male - Dubai - Athens - Bordeaux
Flight crew: Captains A. Ogilvie, F. Downes; Engineers R. Bovill, L. Szmanski
On arrival at Bordeaux it was placed in long term storage in the Ansett 'Starmark' livery
Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - January 24, 2003
Entered onto French Aircraft Register as F-WQSF - ?
Leased to Armavia, Armenia as the registered operator - May 07, 2004
Entered onto the Armenian Aircraft Register as EK-32010 - ?
Ferried Bordeaux - Maastricht for painting into the Armavia livery - October 24 - 28, 2004
The aircraft was destoryed in a hangar fire at Zenventem Airport, Brussels - May 04 - 05, 2006
It was undergoing maintenance at SN Technics at the time and no injuries were sustained
Aircraft was a complete write-off
For further information on this accident please click 'HERE'
EK-32010. Armavia - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, November 2004.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-032.)
EK-32010. Armavia - in the standard livery at Paris Charles de Gualle Airport, July 2005.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-060.)