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Boeing 707-131 (17666/32)

 

Date
Registration
Company
History
25/02/59 - Boeing Rolled out at Renton
25/04/59 - - Made its first flight from Renton
24/05/59 N739TW Trans World Airlines Delivered with fleet No 7739
00/00/61 - - Ferried to Renton for tail and fin modifications
00/00/61 - - Redelivered
01/06/71 - - Removed from service and placed in storage at Kansas City
19/12/71 - Israel Aircraft Industries Purchased
22/12/71 - - Ferried to Tel Aviv
00/12/72 - Scan Leasing Ltd Leased for further lease to Air Siam
23/12/72 HS-VGC Air Siam Leased and reregistered. Named "Chao Phraya"
01/01/73 - - First revenue service Bangkok-Hong Kong-Tokyo
00/10/73 - Israel Aircraft Industries Returned
14/10/73 4X-ACU El Al Reregistered and leased, originally painted for Trans European Airways but not delivered
21/10/73 - Israel Aircraft Industries Returned
22/10/73 - Israel Government Requisitioned by Israeli Government as VIP aircraft during Six-Day War
00/12/73 - Israel Aircraft Industries Returned
14/12/73 OO-TEE Trans European Airways Purchased and reregistered with CoA 2390
26/12/73 - - Ferried Dublin-Brussels and parked under the requisition of the Israeli Government
00/01/74 - - Released by Israeli Government and entered service 
00/00/75 - - Named "Perla"
09/07/76 - - Removed from service
07/09/76 - Israel Aircraft Industries Purchased and ferried Brussels-Tel Aviv. Originally purchased for spare parts but not dismantled. Parked Tel Aviv for military conversion. TAT 42035 hrs
29/10/76 - - Canx from register
00/00/78 4X-JYC Israel Air Force Transferred, reregistered and converted into Tanker configuration by IAI. Military Code 005
00/08/89 - - Seen withdrawn from use Maxton minus wings. For KC-135 parts
26/06/99 - - Seen partly broken up at Maxton with faded Trans European Airways colors
13/08/00 - - Still at Maxton
00/00/07 - - Completely broken up

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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