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Airbus Industrie A330-223 (300)


Date: 05/2001

Location: ABJ/DIAP

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: this A330 of Sabena arrived at Brussels on November 11 1999 and went operational 9 days later. Here captured in its only color scheme, the airframe remained operational till the day before the demise of the carrier on November 7 2001.

Date: 07/2002

Location: AMS/EHAM

Photo: Paul Zethof

Description: after a 6 month period of storage at Bordeaux & Chateauroux, it arrived again at Brussels on June 7 2002, this time in the colors of VG Airlines and baptized as "New York City - the Big Apple". It became operational for a third party (Air Holland) on June 18 and for their own purpose from June 30 on. 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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