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Fairchild-Swearingen SA.226 TC Metro II (TC-221)


Date: -

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: the first airframe for EAT (called "Metro") was ordered to serve on the Sabena's "common market commuter" routes. It came in the register on February 13 1976 and was a month later on March 9 delivered at Brussels in the markings of the Belgian flag carrier and became operational from April 1 1976 onwards. Below the cheatline near the cockpit, additional "operated by European Air Transport" titles were added.

Date: 1980

Location: LUX/ELLX

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: other side.

Date: 06/1984

Location: DUS/EDDL

Photo: Udo Schäfer

Description: in basic Sabena colors.

Date: 16/02/1986

Location: GVA/LSGG

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: in the second Sabena livery, adopted late 1984.

Date: 27/09/1986

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: below the cockpit window seen with baptise name "India".

Date: 08/1987

Location: NUE/EDDN

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: in EAT livery with below the "India" name also small "operated by European Air Transport" titles as a remnant when with Sabena.

Date: 20/06/1993

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: Skystef

Description: depicted from the other side. On June 29 1994 it was seen at the paintshop at Eindhoven in the livery of Spanish sister company Swiftair being cancelled to them as "EC-666" on July 20 of the same year.


Belgian register