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Boeing 707-329 (17626/118)

 

Date
Registration
Company
History
29/02/60 - Boeing Rolled out at Renton
25/03/60 - - Made its first flight from Renton
06/04/60 OO-SJD Sabena Registered with Belgian CoA 1304
09/04/60 - - Handed over
11/04/60 - - Ferried Brussels
09/07/60 - - Participated Congo airlift (together with SJA, SJB, SJC and SJE: 62 flights with average of 250 pax)
14/11/60 - - Engine failure en route Brussels-JFK
00/00/62 - Air Congo Leased several short periods till early 1967 in Sabena colors with Air Congo titles
31/03/73 - Tunis Air Leased in full colors with red Sabena cheatline
01/04/73 - - Inaugurated Tunis-London service
00/06/73 - Sabena Returned
00/12/73 - Cameroon Airlines Leased for Hadj flights
00/01/74 - Sabena Returned
31/10/74 - Sobelair Purchased, but stayed in Sabena markings. TAT 48055 hrs
31/10/74 - Sabena Leased
06/05/75 - - Inaugurated Brussels-Libreville-Kinshasa service
00/12/75 - Cameroon Airlines Subleased for Hadj flights
00/01/76 - Sabena Returned
07/04/77 - - Inaugurated Brussels-Istanbul-Cairo-Dharhan service
02/08/80 - - Last service Brussels-Athens-Brussels and placed in storage. TAT 60963 hrs
15/01/81 - - Canx from register
26/07/81 - - Most parts and engines removed at Brussels.
00/07/82 - - Completely broken up

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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