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OO-SJO

 

Boeing 707-329C (20200/828)

 

Date
Registration
Company
History
09/10/69 - Boeing Rolled out at Renton
24/10/69 OO-SJO Sabena Registered with Belgian CoA 1952
11/11/69 - - Made its first flight from Renton
03/12/69 - - Handed over at Seattle
04/12/69 - - Ferried to Brussels
00/00/69 - Caledonian Airways Leased
00/00/69 - Sabena Returned
08/11/70 - - Inaugurated Brussels-Athens-Bombay-Bangkok-Manila-Tokyo service
00/01/73 - - First B707 wearing new Sabena colors
00/07/74 - Nigeria Airways Leased for Hadj flights in full Sabena colors with small stickers
00/00/80 - Cameroon Airlines Leased for Hadj flights
00/00/80 - Sabena Returned
00/05/80 - ZICAS Leased in basic Sabena colors with small "ZICAS" titles
01/06/80 - Cameroon Airlines Subleased in basic Sabena colors with small "ZICAS" titles (replacing ill fated OO-SJH on their cargo flights to ORY)
00/08/80 - Sabena Returned
19/10/81 - - Damaged at Douala during landing in heavy rain
31/10/81 - - Repaired and ferried to Brussels
00/06/84 - - TAT 43906 hrs on which 126 hrs in June
00/11/84 - Sobelair Leased
00/12/85 - Sabena Returned
23/12/85 - Scibe Airlift Purchased
02/01/85 - - Rolled out in full colors at Brussels
24/01/85 - - Canx from Belgian register. Last operational Sabena B707
30/01/85 9Q-CBS - Reregistered
02/02/85 - - Ferried to Kinshasa. TAT 44014 hrs
00/06/87 - Naganagani Leased
01/08/87 - Scibe Airlift Returned
00/11/87 - - Fitted with hush kits
00/09/88 9Q-CBW - Reregistered
15/10/88 - Air Lanka Leased with Air Lanka titles and full tail logo
15/01/89 - Scibe Airlift Returned
00/02/89 - Overseas National Airways Leased
00/03/89 - Scibe Airlift Returned
00/03/89 - Hispania Leased for Hadj flights
00/04/89 - Scibe Airlift Returned and ferried to Brussels
30/04/89 - Scibe Airlift Operated Aero-Lloyd flight AEF1702 Dusseldorf-Las Palmas with no titles
20/06/89 - Air Algerie Leased with red Air Algerie titles
08/07/89 - Scibe Airlift Returned and ferried to Brussels
15/09/89 - Air Portugal Leased
30/09/89 - Scibe Airlift Returned
07/07/90 - Air Algerie Leased
00/07/90 - - First revenue flight Ostend-Paramaribo
04/08/90 - Scibe Airlift Returned
08/08/90 - European Airlift Leased with no titles
21/12/90 - - Arrived at Brussels in full colors
00/12/91 - Scibe Airlift Returned and ferried Za´re
00/00/95 - - Ferried to Tel Aviv and placed in storage
00/00/95 - - Ferried to Johannesburg and placed in storage in all white colors
00/00/96 (ZS-SBU) - Reservation for unknown operator but not taken up
00/00/96 -- - Ferried Tel Aviv
00/00/96 9Q-CBW Israel Aircraft Industries Converted into full freighter
00/00/96 - - TAT 53460 hrs
00/12/96 - Scibe Airlift Leased with new colors. Only SBZ titles in tail
00/00/97 - Scibe Airlift Congo New corporate identity. Only SBA titles in tail
00/03/98 - - TAT 56762 hrs
27/04/98 - - Arrived Ostend for maintenance
29/09/98 - - Ferried Southend and stored
00/04/00 - - Still stored Southend. Occasionally engine runs
03/05/02 TL-ALM - Reregistered still in Scibe colors
06/08/02 TL-ADJ Africa Lines Reregistered. Basic Scibe colors with "AL" titles in tail
31/12/02 - - Departed for ferry flight from Southend to Tripoli but encountered problems and diverted to Ostend. Placed in storage
06/08/03 - - Departed for ferry from Ostend to Mitiga (Libya) but encountered problems and diverted to Reims
17/11/03 - - Ferried for Libya but encountered problems and diverted to Vatry sur Chalone
21/02/04 9Q-CBW Hewa Bora Airways Noted at Kinshasa in basic Scibe colors, white tail and  no titles
18/02/06 - - Noted in same outfit, possible stored

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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