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Taken at Brussels in the summer of 1969 depicting a DC-6 in the full livery of S.I.D.M.A. (Photo: collection Skystef)


Base: Brussels
Fleet: 1x DC-6 (OO-GER), 1x Riley 400 Dove (OO-BPL).
History: little info is available about this Belgian / Congolese company. In 1969 two ex BIAS aircraft did appear with S.I.D.M.A. titles, both wearing a color scheme like depicted on this parked DC-6 at Brussels. According a movie found in the archives of Reuters, the most plausible explanation seems a French abbreviation for Société Industrielle de Distribution de Matériel Agricole. Translated it stands for Industrial Society for the Distribution of Agricultural Material, whereby the vast Congolese territorium was a very likely candidate for new agriculture deployments.


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