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Boeing 707-329 (18374/283)

 

Date
Registration
Company
History
06/03/62 - Boeing Rolled out at Renton
03/04/62 - - Made its first flight from Renton
09/04/62 OO-SJF Sabena Registered with Belgian CoA 1408
16/04/62 - - Handed over
17/04/62 - - Ferried to Brussels
00/00/63 - Air Congo Leased several short periods till mid 1967 in Sabena colors with Air Congo titles
15/12/65 - - Inaugurated Brussels-Madrid-Lagos-Abidjan service
15/06/68 - - Inaugurated Brussels-Montreal-Mexico City-Guatemala City service
25/03/69 - - Canx from Belgian register and placed in storage at Brussels
01/04/69 OE-LBA Austrian Airlines Leased and reregistered. Inaugurated Vienna-JFK same day
19/04/71 OO-SJF Sabena Returned and reregistered with Belgian CoA 1408
00/11/74 - Air Algerie Leased for Hadj flights, Sabena colors with "Air Algerie" titles and logo on blue tail
00/12/74 - Sabena Returned
00/11/75 - Mandala Airlines Leased for Hadj flights, Sabena colors with "Mandala Airlines" titles
08/01/76 - Mandala Airlines Seen without titles Abu Dhabi
00/01/76 - Sabena Returned
19/11/76 - Mandala Airlines Leased for Hadj flights, Sabena colors with "Mandala Airlines" titles
07/01/77 - Sabena Returned
20/01/77 - - Canx from register. TAT 48695 hrs
20/01/77 4X-BYL Israel Aircraft Industries Purchased and ferried Tel Aviv
00/00/78 - - Converted to Boeing RC.707 ELINT (Electronic Intelligence Gathering)
00/05/77 4X-JYL Israel Air Force Transferred. Military code No 128
00/00/05 - - Still in use and fitted with PW JT 3D-3B engines
05/05/08 - - Seen stored TLV
00/12/08 - - Seen stored TLV

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)
Airplane (Aerospace Publishing)
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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