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Fairchild-Swearingen SA.226 AT Merlin IVA (AT-066)


Date: 12/1986

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: Paul Sanders

Description: this Merlin of EAT, leased via the Frevag Group, was ordered to serve on the Sabena's regional routes and subsequently delivered at Brussels in the markings of the Belgian flag carrier on September 10 1986. Below the cockpit windows it carried its baptized name "Kristin" the second kid of Frevag owner 'Freddy Van Gaever'.

Date: 04/1988

Location: CGN/EDDK

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: airframe wearing the full colors of EAT, it left the fleet on September 15 1989. 

Date: 01/1990

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: on September 15 1989 it arrived at Antwerp in full EAT livery and went immediate in the paint shop over there where it was to be resprayed in the full livery of Frevag Airlines, here seen such, still baptized "Kristin".

Date: 19/06/1993

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: Skystef

Description: on December 26 1989, Frevag was absorbed into Flanders Airlines. The airframe is depicted in the beige colors of Frevag with Flanders logo and titles. It was operational till its closure in October 1992. The airframe remained stored at Brussels until cancelled to Denmark during June 1993.


Belgian register