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Boeing 720-051B (18384/237)

 

Date
Registration
Company
History
11/08/61 - Boeing Rolled out at Renton
15/09/61 - - Made its first flight from Renton
30/09/61 N733US Northwest Orient Airlines Not taken up
30/09/61 N795TW Trans World Airlines Leased and ferried Seattle-Minneapolis on delivery. Fleet No 2795
08/10/61 - - First revenue flight
26/10/62 - Boeing Returned
26/10/62 N733US Northwest Orient Airlines Leased
03/07/67 - - No 2 engine went into reverse thrust during final approach JFK. Landed safely
01/07/68 - Northwest Orient Airlines Purchased
09/01/73 (OY-APP) Maersk Air Purchased, registration not taken up
09/01/73 OY-APZ - Reregistered and ferried Minneapolis-Esbjerg-Copenhagen
00/12/74 - Nigeria Airways Leased for Hadj flights
00/01/75 - Maersk Air Returned
06/11/79 OO-TYA Trans European Airways Leased and ferried Copenhagen-Brussels carrying dual registration with OY-APZ in full Maersk Air colors. Registered with CoA 3072. 
00/11/79 - - Applied for long haul routes at Belgian CAA but refused due to protectionism Sabena/Sobelair. Aircraft stored at Brussels 
10/12/79 - Eagle Air Sublease attempt failed
14/01/80 OY-APZ - Canx from Belgian register
17/01/80 - Maersk Air Returned and ferried Brussels-Copenhagen
16/02/81 -   Last service Zurich-Copenhagen
16/02/81 - Conair Purchased
27/02/81 - - First revenue service Copenhagen-Palma
22/11/87 - - Last revenue service Athens-Copenhagen. Removed from service and placed in storage at Copenhagen
24/11/87 - Aeromark Purchased at Brussels
24/11/87 - AirXport Purchased at Brussels
18/12/87 N720GT Allied Signal Aerospace Company Purchased at Brussels and ferried Brussels-Keflavik-Albuquerque.  Experimental CoR for research and development issued. Operated by Garett Engine Division for engine test flights. Used as TPF 351 testbed 
00/08/89 - - Placed in storage Phoenix
00/01/94 - - Flew with TFE731-20 engine (for Learjet 45) installed on the right side of the front fuselage
00/03/97 - - TAT 63209 hrs
00/03/98 - - TAT 63302 hrs
00/02/00 N720H - Reregistered
16/01/01 - Honeywell International Inc New name
26/02/04 - - Still in use
13/09/05 - - Ferried to Mohave for storage
10/01/06 - - Seen active PHX
20/07/07 - - Seen active PHX
19/10/07 - - Seen active PHX
29/12/07 - - Final flight PHX
21/06/08 - - Broken up PHX

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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