SkyStef's aviation page


home  |  e-mail    



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 Frevag nv, 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, the same it entered the Belgian register. 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: 22/02/1990

Location: KJK/EBKT

Photo: Frans Dechaene

Description: view of its cockpit.

Date: 19/06/1993

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: Skystef

Description: on December 26 1989, Frevag Airlines was merged with Servisair creating Flanders Airlines on January 1 1990. The airframe is depicted in the beige colors of Frevag with Flanders logo and titles which were adopted during late summer 1990. It was operational till September 1991 when laid up at Brussels and the airline itself closed its doors on February 10 1992. The airframe remained stored at Brussels until cancelled from the register on June 2 1993. It was ferried to Roskilde (Denmark) on June 19 1993 in the beige Frevag outfit with "Flanders Airlines" titles, still wearing the Belgian registration. But the proposed deal to a Danish operator seems not have materialized and it came afterwards in the American register as "N5455N" for Business Aviation Austria.


Belgian register