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Boeing 707-344 (17930/155)

 

Date
Registration
Company
History
08/07/60 - Boeing Rolled out at Renton
10/08/60 - - Made its first flight from Renton
22/08/60 ZS-CKE South African Airways Delivered with name "Annastad"
00/00/60 - - Renamed "Durban"
00/00/68 ZS-SAC - Reregistered
30/05/69 - Trek Airways Purchased, painted in full colors and fitted with 150 economy class seat configuration
04/06/69 LX-LGW Luxair Purchased, reregistered and painted in full colors
04/06/69 - Trek Airways Leased
19/07/69 - - Inaugurated Johannesburg-Luxembourg service
00/01/77 - Luxair Returned
00/01/77 - Guiness Peat Aviation Purchased
00/01/77 - Luxair Leased
25/06/77 - Guiness Peat Aviation Returned
29/06/77 - Transavia Holland Leased and ferried Luxembourg-Amsterdam
02/08/77 - Guiness Peat Aviation Returned and ferried to Heathrow on delivery, all white colors
02/08/77 - Aer Lingus Leased
11/08/77 - Guiness Peat Aviation Returned
12/08/77 - Ghana Airways Leased
00/10/77 - Guiness Peat Aviation Returned
25/11/77 - Luxair Leased in full colors
00/03/78 - Guiness Peat Aviation Returned
20/03/78 - Sobelair Leased due to loss of OO-SJE and arrived at Brussels with full Luxair markings
24/03/78 - - Repainted and noted at Ostend in basic Luxair colors with "Sobelair" titles and tail logo
12/03/79 OO-SBW - Registered with CoA 2975
15/12/80 - - Removed from service
24/02/81 - J. Maller Purchased and rolled out Brussels basic Luxair colors with "Inter-Fret" titles
03/03/81 9Q-CZF Inter-Fret Transferred and reregistered at Brussels
04/03/81 - - Canx from Belgian register
24/03/81 - - Ferried Brussels-Kinshasa on delivery. TAT 51019 hrs
00/09/81 - J. Maller Transferred but operated by Inter-Fret
00/11/84 - - Seen stored at Kinshasa in poor conditions
00/12/85 - Air Région Inter-Fret merged into ACS but fleet purchased by Air Région and placed in storage at Kisangani
00/10/89 - - Noted derelict at Kisangani
00/00/90 - - Broken up late 1990 at Kisangani

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)
Jet Airliner Production List (TAHS)
JP Airline Fleets (Buchair)
Magazines: Aviation Letter, Scramble, Luftfahrt Journal, Jetstream, Carnets de Vol, Onze/Notre Sabena
Various text and photo material to be found on the internet like the B707 database maintained by Servaas Verbrugge.

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