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 Fairchild-Hiller 227B (553)

 

 
Date: 05/1977

Location: DUS/EDDL

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: the second FH227 of Delta Air Transport arrived at Antwerp on April 25 1977 and is wearing the first of three color schemes.

Date: 1979

Location: OST/EBOS

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: the airframe was between 1979-1983 operational on behalf of Sabena. Here depicted in DAT colors and tail logo but with "Sabena" titles, first noted such at Schiphol on July 21 1979, these titles were carried only on the left side.

Date: 04/1981

Location: -

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: taken just after been painted with blue tail, the "Sabena" titles, left of the Belgian flag, were somewhat obscured by the engine...

Date: 06/08/1981

Location: OST/EBOS

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: ... so a bit later, the "Sabena" titles were placed to a more visible spot to the right.

Date: 19/06/1983

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: it was returned to Delta Air Transport by the end of March 1983 and its colors were neutralized with very small "DAT" titles in the cheatline. But starting from June 21 1983, it was for nine months leased to Air Lesotho in their full markings. Here depicted with Belgian registration, it became a couple days later "7P-LAH".

Date: 06/1986

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: when it came back it was resprayed in their second color scheme.

Date: 05/1989

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description:  third and final color scheme for the airframe and carrier, from 1988 on officially known as "DAT". This aircraft was operational till December 1989. It was for over a year stored at Antwerp before being ferried to Norwich on December 22 1990 for further storage.

Date: 1992

Location: AEP/SABE

Photo: collection Skystef

Description:  over there it was cancelled from the Belgian register on January 11 1991. In 1992 it was sold to Aerolineas Uruguayas as "CX-BQT" and left for South America on April 15 1992. It remained for a while operational in DAT colors with tail logo as could be seen in this shot.

 

Belgian register