VH-HYT. Airbus A320-211. c/n 662.

Was also registered as: F-WQSE; ER-AXW; N662AR; EC-KIK; F-WTAU; UR-DAK; YL-LCN.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Ansett Australia - ?

Finance provided by Credit Lyonnais Australia Ltd

First flown at Toulouse as 'F-WWDM' - February 07, 1997

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-HYT - March 12, 1997

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

Acceptance of aircraft was delayed as it had to be repainted at Toulouse

Accepted by Ansett at Toulouse - March 29, 1997

Departed Toulouse on the delivery flight to Australia as AN4292 - April 01, 1997

It arrived at Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - April 04, 1997

Delivery route: Toulouse - Dubai - Mauritius - Perth - Melbourne

Flight crew: Captains B. Saunders, P. Anniss; Engineers J. Beaumont, G. Page, T. Hales, R. Farrar

Operated its first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane (Captain M. Randall) as AN60 - April 22, 1997

Operated its last revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as AN58 - September 13, 2001

Ansett ceased operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001

Ferried to Melbourne (Tullamarine) for storage

Re-entered Ansett service under administration Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney as AN738 - October 16, 2001

Operated its final revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN85 - March 04, 2002

Ansett Engineering quote the aircraft had flown 16,892 hours with 9,361 cycles - March 04, 2002

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to France as AN4040 - March 28, 2002

It arrived at Toulouse on completion of the ferry flight - March 31, 2002

Ferry route: Melbourne - Perth - Cocos Island - Male - Dubai - Larnaca - Toulouse

Flight crew: Captains B. Saunders, A. Sillar; Engineers T. Lattimore, R. Negus

On arrival at Toulouse it underwent heavy maintenance with Sogerma

Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - January 31, 2003

Entered onto French Aircraft Register as F-WQSE - March 23, 2003

Ferried Toulouse - Bordeaux in the Ansett livery for storage - April 15, 2003

Leased to Air Moldova - January 2004

Entered onto Moldovian Aircraft Register as ER-AXW - ?

Ferried Bordeaux - Kishinev on delivery to Air Moldova - February 10, 2004

Sold to AAR Aircraft Sales - May 2007

Registered 'N662AR' on a temporary certificate - May 23, 2007

Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah

Returned by Air Moldova to the lessor - June 08, 2007

Ferried Paris (Orly) - Bangor - Montreal (Pierre Elliott Trudeau) for repainting - June 08, 2007

Ferried Montreal (Mirabel) - Shannon on delivery to Air Comet, Spain - June 28 - 29, 2007

Ferried Shannon - Madrid after repairs to the flap assembly at Shannon - July 03, 2007

Entered onto Spanish Aircraft Register as EC-KIK - ?

It was observed at Madrid as 'EC-KIK' in the basic Air Moldova livery with Air Comet titles - July 22, 2007

Ferried Madrid - Keflavik - Montreal in the 'Air Comet' livery - October 09, 2007

Ferried Montreal - Keflavik - Madrid in the 'Air Comet' livery - October 22 - 23, 2007

It was observed at Madrid in the basic 'Air Comet' livery - October 26, 2007

Withdrawn from use by Air Comet and stored at Paris (Orly) - December 2008

Leased to Olympic Airlines in the basic 'Air Comet' livery - July 31, 2009

Air Comet ceased operations - December 21, 2009

The aircraft was placed in storage at Madrid Airport - December 2009

Returned to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah - January 28, 2010

Cancelled from the Spanish Aircraft Register - January 2010

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N662WF - January 28, 2010

It was observed at Montpellier in the 'Air Comet' livery - April 27, 2010

Entered onto the French Aircraft Register as F-WTAU - May 31, 2011

Prepared for lease to Donbassaero at Montpellier

Entered onto the Ukraine Aircraft Register as UR-DAK - June 2011

Registered to AAR Corporation

Leased to Donbassaero Airline as the registered operator

Ferried Montpellier - Donetsk on delivery to Donbassaero as UDC5544 - June 21, 2011

Donbassaero filed for bankruptcy and ceased all operations - January 14, 2013

The aircraft was transferred to Wind Rose Aviation

Withdrawn from use and stored - February 2013

Leased by AWAS to Aviatrans Kiev - May 2013

Ferried Tel Aviv - Kiev - May 31, 2013

It was observed at Warsaw operating the Rhodos - Krakow service - June 24, 2013

It was withdrawn from service by Aviatrans Kiev - November 11, 2013

Sold to AAR Corporation - ?

Cancelled from the Ukraine Aircraft Register - January 2014

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N662WF - January 10, 2014

Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah

Ferried Kiev - Montpellier for storage - January 19, 2014

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - April 29, 2014

Entered onto the Latvian Aircraft Register as YL-LCN - ?

Leased to SmartLynx as the registered operator

Sub-leased to Thomas Cook Airlines for the northern summer travel season - April 30, 2014

Ferried Montpellier - London (Gatwick) in an all-white livery - May 01, 2014

Returned to SmartLynx at the end of the sub-lease - June 10, 2014

It was observed at Numberg in an all-white livery - September 13, 2014

Sub-leased to Ryanair for the northern summer travel season - March 2015

The aircraft was based at Madrid and operated in an all-white livery without titles

Operated its first Ryanair revenue service Oslo - Madrid - March 27, 2015

Operated its final Ryanair service - June 23, 2015

Returned to SmartLynx at the end of the sub-lease - June 23, 2015

Returned to SmartLynx at the end of the sub-lease - ?

Wet-leased to Jetstar Pacific Airlines - May 2016

Ferried Ho Chi Minh City - Goa - Kuwait City - Tallinn at the end of the wet-lease - January 07, 2017

SmartLynx signs a wet-lease agreement with East-Jet Airline Company Ltd - March 03, 2017

This agreement covers the wet-lease of three Airbus A320 aircraft

'YL-LCN' was to be wet-leased to EasyJet - April 01, 20170 - October 28, 2017

It was ferried Paris (Orly) - London (Luton) on delivery to EasyJet - March 31, 2017

Operated its first EasyJet revenue service - April 01, 2017

Operated its last EasyJet service Nice - London (Luton) - October 01, 2017

Ferried London (Luton) - Tallinn on return to SmartLynx - October 02, 2017

Operated its final revenue service Tenerife - Riga as MYX426 - February 20, 2019

Test flown Riga - Riga as MYX9001 - February 22, 2019

Ferried Riga (11:47 local) - Kemble (12:33 local) as MYX9771 - March 21, 2019

The aircraft was withdrawn from service and was parted out / scrapped at Kemble

 

 

F-WWDM. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Toulouse Airport, April 1997.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-009.)

F-WQSE. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Bordeaux Airport, April 2003.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-009.)

ER-AXW. Air Moldova - in the standard livery at Paris Charles de Gualle Airport, September 2004.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-062.)

ER-AXW. Air Moldova - in the standard livery at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, July 2005.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-063.)

N662AR. Air Moldova - in the standard livery at Paris Charles de Gualle Airport, May 2007.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-147.)

EC-KIK. Air Comet - in the basic 'Air Moldova' livery at an unknown airport, August 2007.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-129.)

UR-DAK. Donbassaero - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0321-233.)

UR-DAK. Donbassaero - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0321-234.)