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Boeing 707-344C (19706/691)

 

Date
Registration
Company
History
16/02/68 - Boeing Rolled out at Renton
18/03/68 - - Made its first flight from Renton
02/04/68 ZS-EUX South African Airways Delivered with name "Port Elisabeth"
00/12/68 ZS-SAF - Reregistered
14/07/78 LX-LGT Luxavia Purchased
31/08/78 OO-SJR Sabena Registered with CoA 2899. Leased and used as full freighter.
02/09/78 - - Noted Johannesburg in full Luxair markings and ferried to Luxembourg.
00/09/78 - - Noted Brussels in basic Luxair colors and Sabena tail logo without titles
02/11/78 - Luxavia Returned
03/11/78 - - Canx from Belgian register
03/11/78 LX-LGT - Reregistered
01/12/78 - Cargolux Leased
00/01/79 - Luxavia Returned
11/01/79 - Bab-El Mendeb Airlines Leased
26/03/79 - Luxavia Returned
29/03/79 - Uganda Airlines Leased
00/04/79 - Luxavia Returned
01/05/79 - Alia Leased
20/05/79 JY-AFR - Reregistered
10/05/82 LX-LGT Luxavia Returned
00/08/82 - Eagle Air Leased
00/09/82 - Luxavia Returned
27/12/84 - TRATCO Purchased and placed in storage at Luxembourg
28/02/85 - - Ferried to Tel Aviv for overhaul
00/09/85 (ZS-LSF) Trin Air Purchased, registration not taken up
00/09/85 (ZS-SIQ) Safair Leased, registration not taken up
18/09/85 ZS-LSL - Reregistered
15/11/85 - - Ferried Tel Aviv- Las Palmas-Johannesburg on delivery
00/06/86 - Trin Air Returned
12/06/86 3D-ASC Air Swazi Cargo Leased and reregistered
00/00/87 - Trin Air  Returned
00/00/87 ZS-LSL Safair Leased and reregistered
00/07/88 - Trin Air Returned
00/00/90 3D-ASC Israel Aircraft Industries Purchased, reregistered and placed in storage Tel Aviv
00/05/95 1423/AF623 South African Air Force Purchased after ELINT conversion. TAT 44864 hrs
00/00/07 - - Withdrawn from use and used for spares Waterkloof AFB

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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