Thursday, October 4, 2018

Aruba Airlines Airbus A320-232 (c/n 573) P4-AAC "Tio Elias"

Captured on short final to Rwy 30 at Miami International Airport (MIA/KMIA) on February 8, 2017.
(Photo by Michael Carter)

Originally delivered to Air Macau as CS-MAD on February 27, 1996 she served with the carrier until being leased to Ryan International Airlines as N573DC on February 12, 1999.

Returning to Air Macau as B-MAD on December 15, 2000 the carrier operated her until early 2003 when the aircraft was leased to Sichuan Airlines as B-6025 on April 1, 2003.

Beginning on June 30, 2010, Hebei Airlines leased the aircraft from Sichuan Airlines and operated it until returning the A320 to Sichuan Airlines on July 11, 2011.

Sichuan continued operating the aircraft until returning it to International Lease Fiance Corporation (ILFC) on February 20, 2013.

On July 19, 2013 Aruba Airlines put the aircraft into service and operated it until it was withdrawn from use (WFU) on February 28, 2017 just 20 days after the above photo was taken. The aircraft was then stored at Phoenix-Goodyear Litchfield Municiple Airport (GYR/KGYR) on March 11, 2017 and later scrapped in October 2017.

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