VH-CLL. Airbus A300B4-622R. c/n 690.


 

Ordered new by Ansett Worldwide Air Services (AWAS)

First flown as F-WWAP at Toulouse, France - March 11, 1993

Powered by Pratt & Whitney PW4158 engines

Accepted by Ansett Worldwide Air Services at Toulouse, France - June 21, 1993

The intended lease to Garuda Indonesian Airways not taken up

Leased to China Northern Airlines - June 21, 1993

Entered onto Chinese Aircraft Register as B2312

Ferried Shenyang - Bangkok at end of lease - July 21, 1999

Returned to AWAS - July 22, 1999

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-CLL - July 22, 1999

Registered to Nordstress Australia (AWAS company)

Ferried Bangkok - U-Tapao for storage as VH-CLL - July 22, 1999

Seen Bangkok in all white livery - August 9, 1999

Ferried Bangkok - U-Tapao and again stored - August 21, 1999

Seen Bangkok as VH-CLL in full Qatar Airways livery - February 22, 2000

Entered onto Qatar Aircraft Register as A7-ABV - March 11, 2003

Seen Bangkok in Qatar full livery as A7-ABV - March 11, 2003

Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - March 11, 2003

Leased to Qatar Airways - March 11, 2003

Main landing gear damaged Madrid after small fire in aircraft brakes - September 9, 2006

Aircraft was to be returned by Qatar to AWAS and to be sold to Federal Express for conversion to freighter in 2007

Aircraft severely damaged by fire whilst undergoing post lease maintenance at Abu Dhabi - April 18, 2007

A fire started on board aircraft and almost the entire upper fuselage, from just behind the wing box to a

point aft of the flight deck, had been burned through to the crown. The whole cabin had been gutted by the

blaze. Structural failure resulted in the rear section of the fuselage dropping to the hanger floor.

Aircraft totally destroyed - April 18, 2007

 


 

 

A7-ABV. Qatar - the remains in the hangar at Abu Dhabi following the fire, April 18, 2007.

A7-ABV. Qatar - the remains in the hangar at Abu Dhabi following the fire, April 18, 2007.