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B747-329C (23439)


Date: 1986

Location: SEA/KSEA

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: the third B747 airframe for Sabena was delivered at New York on June 13 1986, making the next day its first commercial flight to Brussels. Here captured in the factory of Boeing as being the first series 300 for the Belgian carrier. 

Date: 21/08/1991

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: Skystef

Description: in the first livery. 

Date: 08/1992

Location: ORY/LFPO

Photo: Christian Laugier

Description: during a heavy maintenance at Paris it was resprayed (in the old colors) but the tail logo was erroneous 'mirrored', rapidly corrected making this picture quite unique.

Date: 05/11/1995

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: Skystef

Description: second and final livery with additional "Flying together with Swissair" titles and it arrived such at Brussels on October 31 1995 after a maintenance visit at Amsterdam.

Date: 02/1998

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: with "75th anniversary" sticker below the cockpit windows, it performed its final commercial flight on October 28 1999. On October 30 & 31 it made a couple of farewell flights and this was the last 747 airframe to leave the fleet of Sabena. 


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