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OO-ABA

 

Boeing 707-351C (18746/367)

 

Date
Registration
Company
History
19/02/64 - Boeing Rolled out at Renton
31/03/64 - - Made its first flight from Renton
10/04/64 N356US Northwest Orient Airlines Delivered
22/04/73 CF-PWJ North Continental Cap Laurentide Purchased and reregistered
22/04/73 - Pacific Western Leased same day for world-wide pax and cargo charters. Fleet No: 776
00/00/74 C-FPWJ - Reregistered
00/08/77 - British Caledonian Subleased
00/09/77 - Pacific Western Returned
20/02/79 - - Outboard trailing edge flaps failed on approach to Hilo in heavy rain
00/05/79 - - Noted full Abelag Airways colors at Vancouver
05/05/79 (OO-BAI) Belgian Air International Purchase attempt failed, registration NTU, placed in storage at Calgary
10/05/79 - Eurolease Purchased at Calgary
16/05/79 OO-ABA Abelag Airways Leased and registered at Calgary with CoA 3000
17/05/79 - - Arrived at Brussels
13/06/79 - UTA Subleased due to accident of DC10
00/10/79 - Abelag Airways Returned
00/00/79 - Aeromexico Subleased
00/00/79 - Abelag Airways Returned
00/00/79 - SATT Subleased
00/00/79 - Abelag Airways Returned
00/11/79 - Nigeria Airways Subleased (no stickers)
00/12/79 - Abelag Airways Returned
19/12/79 C-GRYO Ontario Worldair Subleased, reregistered and ferried Brussels-Bahrain-Hong Kong for overhaul. Still in Abelag markings. Fleet No: 0702
20/12/79 - - Canx from Belgian register
09/01/80 - - Ferried Hong Kong-Anchorage-Toronto on delivery
16/01/80 - - First revenue flight
21/11/80 - - Removed from service after operations ceased and placed in storage Toronto
22/11/80 - Air Belgium Repossessed at Toronto. New corporate identity since mid 1980. Purchased from Eurolease same day
10/12/80 - - Ferried to Brussels
17/12/80 OO-ABA - Reregistered at Brussels and remained stored in full Ontario Worldair colors
04/04/81 - - First flight after storage at Brussels. Basic Ontario Worldair colors without titles
05/04/81 - - Hard landing at Brussels
06/07/81 - United African Airlines Purchased and ferried Brussels-Tripoli on delivery
17/07/81 5A-DIZ - Reregistered
24/10/81 - - Ferried Stansted-Tripoli after overhauled and named "Benghazi". TAT 48697 hrs
00/12/82 - Jamahirya Air Transport New corporate identity
00/06/86 - Libyan Arab Airlines Merged
28/10/86 - - Ferried Tripoli-Ostend for sale
25/11/86 (SU-DAH) ZAS Purchased but registration not taken up
00/11/86 5Y-AXC African Air Express Leased and reregistered
00/02/88 - ZAS Returned and stored at Stansted in full African Air Express markings
00/05/89 - - Noted at Manston in basic African Express c/s and no titles with no registration
05/05/89 N8163G Omega Air Purchased and reregistered at Manston
13/07/89 - - Ferried Manston-Bangor
00/09/89 TF-ANC Executive Aviation Services Purchased and reregistered
00/10/89 - Noble Air Leased
00/10/89 - Executive Aviation Services Returned
00/10/89 - - Modified with hush kits
06/10/89 9G-RCA EAS Cargo Airlines Leased and reregistered. Carried additional "Rainbow" titles
25/11/89 - - Delivered
00/01/91 - Executive Aviation Services Returned
01/03/91 - GAS Air Leased with no titles
21/03/91 9G-RBO - Reregistered
29/04/92 - - Damaged beyond repair during belly landing on a training flight at Ilorin. Crew of three survived. TAT 53860 hrs

Following sources are greatly acknowledged.


Individual Aircraft History of the Boeing 707 (Buchair USA)
The Boeing 707-720 and C-135 (Air-Britain Publication)
Airliners in Belgium - BCARG special 1 Boeing 707 Intercontinental (Aviation Society of Antwerp vzw)
Belgian Civil Aircraft since 1920 (MCP)
World Directory of Airliner Crashes (PSL)
Jet Airliner Production List (TAHS)
JP Airline Fleets (Buchair)
Magazines: Aviation Letter, Scramble, Luftfahrt Journal, Jetstream, Carnets de Vol
Various text and photo material to be found on the internet like the B707 database maintained by Servaas Verbrugge.

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