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OO-SJL

 

Boeing 707-329C (19996/748)

 

Date
Registration
Company
History
15/08/68 - Boeing Rolled out at Renton
10/09/68 OO-SJL Sabena Registered with Belgian CoA 1829
19/09/68 - - Made its first flight from Renton
30/09/68 - - Handed over
01/10/68 - - Ferried to Brussels
06/09/73 - Nigeria Airways Leased for Hadj flights in Sabena colors with sticker "Operated in co-op with Nigeria Airways"
00/10/73 - Sabena Returned
04/04/74 - - Inaugurated Brussels-Nassau-Mexico City service
00/09/75 - Nigeria Airways Leased for Hadj flights
00/10/75 - Sabena Returned
01/11/75 - - Inaugurated Brussels-Vienna-Abu Dhabi-Bangkok-Singapore service
00/00/81 - Wallon Air Leased
00/00/81 - Sabena Returned
28/07/82 - Jet Charter Air Service Leased
29/07/82 - Sunrise Airlines Subleased in Sabena colors with "Sunrise Airlines" titles and ferried Stansted. Made its first revenue service: Stansted-Orlando "ZJ001"
00/09/82 - Jet Charter Air Service Returned
00/09/82 - - Seen in full colors at Miami
00/09/82 - - Used for rock concert tour "The Who"
02/11/82 N3238N - Reregistered.
03/11/82 - - Canx from Belgian register
05/12/82 - - End of rock tour "The Who"
05/12/82 - Jet America Subleased
10/12/82 - Jet Charter Air Service Returned and "Jet 24" painted in tail
00/02/83 - Air Florida Subleased
04/11/83 - - Last revenue flight Madrid-Miami
05/11/83 - Jet Charter Air Service Returned with only "Jet 24" titles in tail
10/11/83 - Northeastern Airlines Subleased
00/02/84 - Jet Charter Air Service Returned with only "Jet 24" titles in tail
00/06/84 - - TAT 46802 hrs
01/09/84 - Emerald Tours Subleased
00/10/84 - Jet Charter Air Service Returned with only "Jet 24" titles in tail
00/01/85 - Sabena Repossessed after operations ceased and placed in storage Miami
20/03/85 - - Arrived at Brussels in full Jet 24 colors and placed in storage with no registration
29/03/86 - - Canx from US register
01/07/86 OO-SJL Sabena Reregistered with Belgian CoA 1829
24/07/86 - Boeing Military  Airplane Company Purchased for E3A AWACS TCA (Trainer Cargo Aircraft) modifications for NATO
28/01/87 - - Engine runs at Brussels
01/04/87 - - Test flight at Brussels in Jet 24 colors
00/00/87 - - TAT 47473 hrs
16/04/87 - - Ferried to Istanbul for modification
00/04/87 LX-N19996 NATO Registered
27/01/88 - - Canx from Belgian register
28/07/88 - - Handed over to NATO at Oberpfaffenhofen (Hamburg)
00/03/98 - - TAT 52160 hrs
00/12/98 - - Removed from service and broken up for spares Naples Capodichino

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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