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Airbus Industrie A330-301 (30)

 

 
Date: 28/07/1999

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: Skystef

Description: this A330 of Sabena arrived at Brussels on July 3 1997 as "F-GMDA", the next day being written into the Belgian register and became operational on July 6. Here captured in its only (old) color scheme, it was active for the carrier till its demise on November 7 2001.

Date: 02/09/1998

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: collecion Skystef

Description: on September 2 1998 it was involved in a ground accident when it rolled with break problems into the aft fuselage of Sobelair B737-300 OO-SBZ.

Date: 02/09/1998

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: collecion Skystef

Description: detail

Date: 02/09/1998

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: collecion Skystef

Description: damage on the nose cone which was afterwards fully repaired.

Date: 2003

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: after a 7 month period of storage at Bordeaux, it arrived again at Brussels on June 20 2002, this time in SN Brussels Airlines markings with tiny "Birdy Airlines" titles, latter was the new operator but conducting flight for SN Brussels Airlines. Its first commercial flight took off on the next day.

Date: 2003

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: sticker of Birdy Airlines.

Date: 27/08/2005

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: Skystef

Description: on October 27 2004, SN Brussels Airlines absorbed Birdy Airlines and the only change was the erase of the tiny "Birdy Airlines" titles.

Date: 29/07/2006

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: Skystef

Description: on June 28 2006 it arrived from Zurich (after overhaul) in the new jacket and became operational the next day.

Date: 18/04/2007

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: Skystef

Description: since March 25 2007 known as Brussels Airlines, first months the only differences of its jacket were "SN" painted out and the internet address changed.

Date: 10/02/2008

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: Skystef

Description: on December 17 2007, after maintenance at Zurich, it arrived with a modified tail c/s.

Date: 16/09/2012

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: Skystef

Description: on May 24 2011, after a maintenance visit at Manchester, it arrived in the standard livery. It became operational two days later and is such still current.

Date: 17/07/2014

Location: OSL/ENGM

Photo: I. B. Foss

Description: decorated with Tomorrowland stickers (see also with OO-SFN), a summer music festival in Belgium of which Brussels Airlines was the official carrier. These stickers were adopted on the left side only in July 2014 for a couple of weeks.

 

Belgian register