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 Fairchild-Hiller 227B (555)


Date: 1979

Location: AMS/EHAM

Photo: J. v. d. Heijden

Description: the fourth FH227 airframe of Delta Air Transport was registered on October 10 1977 and arrived at Antwerp a week later on October 16, here seen wearing the first of three color schemes. From 1979 onwards it carried also a tiny "Sabena" sticker near the rear entrance door.

Date: 10/1987

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: second color scheme adopted in April 1982, being the second airframe receiving it.

Date: 09/1984

Location: LDE/LFBT

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: due to technical problems of two new Saab 340s of Crossair, the DAT airframe was leased to the Swiss company between July-November 1984, additional rather small "Crossair" titles were added at the backside below the cheatline.

Date: 06/1985

Location: BSL/LFSB

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: on another lease during June 1985 bigger "Crossair" titles were applied. Also in December 1985 it was briefly leased to this Swiss company without additional titles. For DAT itself, it was in their fleet till May 1988.

Date: 05/1988

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: Tony de Bruyn

Description: its final livery was added at the begin of 1988, but soon it was sold to ALM in May 1988 and is seen here after been repainted in a DAT style livery, such arriving at Antwerp from a paintshop on May 26. Still with Belgian registration, it left for Curacao on June 9 and became "PJ-FHB" on June 14 1988.


Belgian register