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Boeing 707-329C (20199/816)

 

Date
Registration
Company
History
15/06/69 - Boeing Rolled out at Renton
04/07/69 OO-SJN Sabena Registered with Belgian CoA 1920
11/07/69 - - Made its first flight from Renton
22/07/69 - - Handed over
23/07/69 - - Ferried to Brussels
05/02/70 - - Damaged at Brussels when struck by taxiing PIA B 707 AP-AUN
13/04/71 - - Inaugurated Brussels-Dakar-Buenos Aires-Santiago de Chile cargo service
01/01/73 - - Seen at Ostend in new colors
08/04/80 - - Inaugurated Brussels-Kano-Libreville-Brazzaville service. Last Sabena B707 opening intercontinental route
23/03/82 - Sobelair Leased
00/04/82 - Sabena Returned
00/00/82 - ZICAS Leased
27/08/82 - Sabena Returned
23/09/82 - Jet Charter Air Service Leased and ferried to Miami as "Ferry 001"
00/11/82 - - Seen in full colors at Miami 
03/11/82 - - Canx from Belgian register
03/11/82 N3238S - Registered. TAT 44926 hrs
19/11/82 - Jet America Subleased
04/12/82 - Jet Charter Air Service Returned
05/12/82 - - Used for rock tour "The Who"
22/01/83 - - End of rock tour "The Who"
15/10/84 - LACSA Subleased
15/12/84 - Jet Charter Air Service Returned
06/01/85 - Sabena Repossessed when 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
01/07/86 OO-SJN - Reregistered with Belgian CoA 1920. TAT 44926 hrs
24/07/86 - Boeing Military  Airplane Company Purchased for E3A AWACS TCA (Trainer Cargo Aircraft) modifications for NATO
27/01/88 - - Canx from Belgian register but NTU due to clerical error
29/03/88 - - Local test flight in Jet 24 colors
04/07/88 - - Ferried Oberpfaffenhofen (Hamburg) for modifications
12/10/88 LX-N20199 NATO Rolled out at Oberpfaffenhofen (Hamburg) and reregistered
25/10/88 - - Left Oberpfaffenhofen (Hamburg)
07/12/88 - - Delivered
10/01/96 - - Officially canx from Belgian register (last B707 on register),
20/08/08 - - Noted on maintenance check at Brussels
05/12/11 - - Noted at Brussels 2x on a flight as NATO46 (final appearance at Brussels)
22/12/11 - - Ferried Geilenkirchen-Maastricht. Donated by NATO to Aviation Competence Centre and used for training maintenance technicians
00/02/12 - - Partly broken up at Maastricht and foreward section used by a local school for training of maintenance technicians

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)
Chronique de l'Aviation  (JLIP)
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.
M. de Klerk

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