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Airbus Industrie A330-301 (37)

 

 
Date: 11/1997

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: this A330 of Sabena arrived at Brussels on July 30 1997 as "F-GMDB", entered the Belgian register the same day and became operational on August 2.

Date: 27/08/1999

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: Skystef

Description: here captured in its second (of two) color scheme(s) adopted in march 1999, it was active for the carrier till one day before its demise on November 7 2001.

Date: 13/10/2005

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: Skystef

Description: after a 5 month period of storage at Bordeaux, it arrived again at Brussels on April 23 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 three days later. On October 27 2004, SN Brussels Airlines absorbed Birdy Airlines and the only change was the erase of the tiny "Birdy Airlines" titles and it's such depicted

Date: 30/07/2006

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: Skystef

Description: on June 3 2006, it arrived from Zurich (after overhaul) in the new jacket.

Date: 26/04/2007

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 October 17 2007, after maintenance at Zurich, it arrived with a modified tail c/s.

Date: 03/06/2013

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: Skystef

Description: the airframe changed to the full color scheme and became such operational from February 5 2011 onwards.

Date: 21/08/2013

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: Skystef

Description: decorated with Tomorrowland stickers (see also with OO-SFU and OO-SSA), a three day music festival in Belgium between July 26-28 (of edition 2013) of which Brussels Airlines was the official carrier. These stickers were adopted mid July 2013 and it would carry some music fans in a couple of flights from Basle.

Date: 21/08/2013

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: Skystef

Description: detail.

Date: 21/08/2013

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: Skystef

Description: detail.

Date: 01/09/2013

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: Skystef

Description: by the end of August 2013, the butterflies/logo were/was removed. A week later, on September 9, the rest was removed as well.

Date: 17/07/2014

Location: MUC/EDDM

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: in 2014 it was repeated with slightly different stickers, which were added for a couple of weeks on the left side only. See also with OO-SFM

Date: 31/07/2015

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: Skystef

Description: repeated in 2015 for a couple of weeks end of July with again some different stickers on the left side only.  

 

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