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Boeing 720-048 (18043/188)

 

Date
Registration
Company
History
03/03/61 - Boeing Rolled out at Renton with extended tail and small vertical fin
22/03/61 - - Made its first flight from Renton
06/04/61 EI-ALC Aer Lingus Handed over at Seattle and named "St. Brendan"
08/04/61 - - Ferried to Seattle-Dublin non-stop with speed record: 4550 miles in 9hrs and 2 min.
09/10/64 - PIA Leased, with full colors
00/05/65 - Aer Lingus Returned
01/11/65 N7082 Braniff Leased and reregistered. Solid yellow colors
24/05/66 EI-ALC Aer Lingus Returned and reregistered
15/12/66 9Y-TCS BWIA Leased and reregistered. Basic Aer Lingus colors and "BWIA" titles on fuselage and on tail in place of Shamrock
15/04/67 EI-ALC Aer Lingus Returned and reregistered
22/10/67 N8790R Trans Caribbean Airways Leased and reregistered
15/04/68 EI-ALC Aer Lingus Returned and reregistered
00/12/68 - El Al Leased with full Aer Lingus colors 
00/01/69 - Aer Lingus Returned
16/10/70 LN-TUV Trans Polar Reregistered but not delivered
31/10/70 - Aer Lingus Last revenue service
09/11/70 - Trans Polar Rolled out at Dublin in full colors and leased. Named "Hjalmar Riiser Larsen"
19/11/70 - - On t/o from Keflavik experienced an explosion. No 4 engine caught fire. Returned to Keflavik and made an overweight landing. Small damage
18/05/71 - Aer Lingus Repossessed
21/12/71 EI-ALC - Reregistered and named "St. Brendan"
23/12/71 - - First revenue service Dublin-Heathrow
00/02/72 - Air Commerz Purchased but sale not completed due to financial problems
27/07/72 - Aer Lingus Last revenue service
09/08/72 - Trans European Airways Roll out at Dublin in basic TEA colors
10/08/72 OO-TEB - Purchased and ferried Dublin-Brussels with no titles. Carried "Boeing 707-720" inscription behind cockpit windows. Registered with CoA 2262 and named "Ville de Liège"
08/11/72 - Air Cambodge Leased
25/02/73 - Trans European Airways Returned
00/11/73 - - Painted in full TEA colors
22/05/75 - Tunis Air Leased with additional small "Tunis Air" titles
00/12/75 - Trans European Airways Returned
01/03/76 - El Al Leased in TEA colors with "El Al" titles
00/08/77 - Trans European Airways Returned
00/08/77 - Aer Lingus Leased
00/09/77 - Trans European Airways Returned
09/09/77 - Trans European Airways Seen AMS with small "TEA" titles
01/09/78 - Tunis Air Leased
30/09/78 - Trans European Airways Returned
30/09/78 - El Al Leased
15/10/78 - Trans European Airways Returned
03/11/78 N8790R Ambassador Travel Club Purchased, reregistered and ferried Stansted. Named "Spirit of Indiana"
16/11/78 - - Ferried Gander-Indianapolis. Basic TEA c/s without titles
18/11/79 - - Canx from Belgian register
12/12/79 - American Trans Air Transferred
00/05/81 - - Removed from service and placed in storage Indianapolis
00/09/81 - - TAT 36267 hrs
00/03/82 - - Returned to service
25/04/83 - Emerald Shillelagh Chowder & Marching Society Purchased with name "Shillelagh Liner IV"
30/04/83 - American Travel Air Operated for. Arrived Washington Dulles on delivery. Basic American Trans Air colors with "American Travelair" titles
00/06/84 - - TAT 36764 hrs. TAT with American Travel 132 hrs
00/01/85 - Emerald Shillelagh Chowder & Marching Society Returned and offered for sale $ 15000000 or best offer
00/06/86 - Cadmos Air Services Purchased
00/06/86 - Omega Air Purchased
00/06/86 - Airfast Leased and titles adapted
00/00/86 - Omega Air Returned
00/12/86 - Samuel Azar Registered
00/05/88 - - Impounded at Helsinki
00/07/88 - Gab Azar Released after dues paid
00/00/90 9Q-CFT Fontshi Aviation Purchased and reregistered
00/10/90 - - Overran runway at Mbuji-Mayi. Damaged
00/01/91 - - Reentered service and named "Lac Tomba"
00/07/91 - - Removed from service and placed on storage at Mbuji-Mayi. TAT 38518 hrs
00/00/92 - - Seen stored at Mbuji-Mayi.
16/02/06 - - Seen derelict at Mbuji-Mayi.
05/03/11 - - Seen derelict at Mbuji-Mayi.

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
Various text and photo material to be found on the internet like the B707 database maintained by Servaas Verbrugge.

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