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OO-JPN (2)


Fairchild-Swearingen SA.226 AT Merlin IVA (AT-038)


Date: 06/1986

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: this "Merlin" of EAT came in the register on July 11 1985 and was delivered at Brussels in the basic colors of previous operator South African Air Force. It was eight years operational for the Belgian carrier and during the first year it only carried "Merlin" titles below the cockpit as depicted here. It was in fact the second time that this registration in Belgium was applied on a Merlin, the other OO-JPN was a different airframe which was cancelled in 1981.

Date: 27/09/1986

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: by the summer of 1986 in the full color scheme of EAT with additional small "November" and "DHL" titles below cockpit window (see upper right inset).

Date: 11/1986

Location: BSL/LFSB

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: seen without the "DHL" titles below the cockpit window, but with a Belgian flag just after the cockpit window. After a period of storage since May 1993, it left for Spain on October 11 1993, two days later being cancelled from the register becoming "EC-509" for Spanish sister company Swiftair.


Belgian register