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OO-SJC

 

Boeing 707-329 (17625/99)

 

Date
Registration
Company
History
18/12/59 - Boeing Rolled out at Renton
22/01/60 OO-SJC Sabena Registered with Belgian CoA 1290
26/01/60 - - Made its first flight from Renton
13/02/60 - - Handed over at Seattle
14/02/60 - - Ferried Brussels
01/04/60 - - Inaugurated Brussels-Montreal service
07/04/60 - - Inaugurated Brussels-Moscow service
31/05/60 - - Inaugurated Brussels-Milan-Leopoldsville service
09/07/60 - - Participated Congo airlift (together with SJA, SJB, SJD and SJE: 62 flights with average of 250 pax)
11/11/60 - - Inaugurated Brussels-Beirut service
00/00/62 - Air Congo Leased several short periods till mid 1967 in Sabena colors with Air Congo titles
00/00/68 - Nigeria Airways Leased for Hadj flights
00/00/68 - Sabena Returned
02/12/72 - - Inaugurated Brussels-Madrid-Douala service
02/04/73 - - Inaugurated Brussels-Nicosia-Teheran-Singapore service
00/06/73 - - Noted in new colors
08/11/74 - Sobelair Purchased, but stayed in Sabena markings. TAT 49820 hrs
08/11/74 - Sabena Leased
13/04/76 - - Inaugurated Brussels-Athens-Damascus service
06/10/77 - Sabena Repurchased
14/10/77 4X-BYT Israel Aircraft Industries Purchased and canx from Belgian register. TAT 56775  hrs
00/00/78 4X-JYT Israel Air Force Transferred. Military code No 137
00/00/80 4X-BYT Israel Aircraft Industries Returned and converted to RC.707 ELINT (Aerial Intelligence gathering)
00/06/80 - - Placed in storage. TAT 56999 hrs
00/00/85 4X-JYT Israel Air Force Reentered service
00/12/96 - - TAT 58598 hrs
00/00/00 - - Still in use. Oldest B707 in service. TAT 60903 hrs
00/03/06 - - Still in use and fitted with PW JT 3D-3B engines

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)
Chronicle of Aviation (JLIP)
Chronique de l'Aviation  (JLIP)
Jet Airliner Production List (TAHS)
JP Airline Fleets (Buchair)
Sabena 70 jaar luchtvaartpionier
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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