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Airbus Industrie A330-223 (290)


Date: 29/08/1999

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: Skystef

Description: this A330 of Sabena arrived at Brussels on August 9 1999 and became operational two days later. Here captured in its only color scheme, the airframe remained operational till one day before the demise of the carrier on November 7 2001.

Date: 04/2002

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: after a 3 month period of storage at Bordeaux, it arrived again at Brussels on March 3 2002, this time in the colors of VG Airlines, baptized as "Emilie de Graaf" to one of the grandkids of Van Gaever. It became operational for a third party (Air Holland) on May 11, a couple of weeks later also operating for their own purpose. All flying activities ceased on October 23 2002 and after a couple months of storage (at Phapos and Montreal) the airframe was cancelled to Ireland on January 6 2003.   


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