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OO-YCK

 

Boeing 707-338C (19621/652)

 

Date
Registration
Company
History
26/10/67 - Boeing Rolled out at Renton
20/11/67 - - Made its first flight from Renton
08/12/67 VH-EAA Qantas Delivered with name "City of Toowoomba"
10/12/67 - - First revenue (cargo) flight QF702/002 London-Colombo-Sydney
20/01/72 - - Wing life modifications at London
25/02/72 - - Returned Sydney
27/04/77 OO-YCK ITEL Corporation Purchased. TAT 34698 hrs. Painted in full Young Cargo colors at Mascot
06/05/77 - Young Cargo Leased and reregistered with CoA 2728
06/05/77 - - Ferried Sydney-Brussels
08/05/77 - - Arrived at Brussels
00/00/78 - Air France Subleased
10/10/78 - Young Cargo Returned
27/06/79 - ITEL Corporation Returned
27/06/79 - - Canx from Belgian register
27/06/79 P2-ANB Air Niugini Leased and reregistered. 
11/07/79 - - Ferried Tel Aviv to Israel Aircraft Industries for overhaul
13/09/79 - - Ferried Singapore-Sydney on delivery. Carried "Now Singapore, Jakarta, Hawaii" inscription
28/09/79 - - First revenue service Sydney-Brisbane-Port Moresby-Honolulu
00/12/79 - - Carried "South Pacific Festival of Arts, Air Niugini Official Carrier" inscription
00/12/80 - - Registered to GATX Booth
00/06/84 - - TAT 48715 hrs
00/12/84 - Air Niugini Purchased
01/02/85 - - Removed from service and placed in storage
01/04/85 - TRATCO Purchased
13/04/85 - - Arrived in Brussels
21/06/85 TF-AEB Air Supply Corporation Purchased and reregistered
26/06/85 - Air Arctic Icelandic Leased with Air Niugini cheatline and white tail
01/07/85 - Kenya Airways Subleased with Kenya Airways titles + tail logo and Air Niugini cheatline
09/09/85 - Air Arctic Icelandic Returned, placed in storage at Brussels
09/09/85 - Air Supply Corporation Returned
19/11/85 - Air Maldives Leased and ferried Brussels-Dubai on delivery
00/02/86 - Air Supply Corporation Returned
00/02/86 (SU-DAF) ZAS Purchased but registration not taken up
16/04/86 - - Arrived at Stansted for repainting
18/04/86 5Y-AXA African Express Airways Leased and reregistered. Blue cheatline with "African Express Airways - Kenya" titles + "AE" tail titles
21/04/86 - - Ferried Nigeria on delivery
00/05/86 - ZAS Returned
26/01/87 N733Q Croix Holdings Inc Purchased, reregistered and modified with hush kits at Miami
26/02/87 N526SJ Southern Air Transport Leased and reregistered
26/02/87 - CF Airfreight Subleased. Rolled out in full colors at Miami
00/00/87 - Southern Air Transport Returned
00/11/87 - Airborne Express Subleased for San Jose-Wilmington services
00/01/88 - Southern Air Transport Returned
00/08/88 - Croix Holdings Inc Returned
00/08/88 - Jetran Registered
00/12/88 - Capital Air Inc Registered
00/12/88 - CF Airfreight Leased
11/04/89 - Emery Worldwide Merged
00/06/90 - Capital Air Inc Returned
11/06/90 - Grumman Melbourne Systems Purchased for military conversions (E-8C), and placed in storage at Miami. 
00/00/91 - - Refurbished by Boeing Military Company at Witchita
00/00/92 - - Ferried to Lake Charles overhaul facility, being first E-8C production aircraft. Expected to be used as E-8C testbed aircraft
00/12/93 - - Converted
00/03/94 - - Testbed owned by Northrop Grumman in full USAF colors with both civilian register and military serial
00/00/94 90-0175 US Air Force Reserialed and delivered
01/07/96 - - Grounded due to faulty rivet production
00/00/96 - - Returned to service after repairs
00/10/96 - - Participated in Operation Joint Endeavour in Bosnia. TAT 55205 hrs
00/09/97 - - TAT 56704 hrs
01/01/14 - - Retired MLB
21/01/15 - - Arrived AMARG for storage at Celebrity Row

Following sources are greatly acknowledged.

Individual Aircraft History of the Boeing 707 (Buchair USA)
The Boeing 707-720 and C-135 (Air-Britain Publication)
Airliners in Belgium - BCARG special 1 Boeing 707 Intercontinental (Aviation Society of Antwerp vzw)
Belgian Civil Aircraft since 1920 (MCP)
Boeing 707 Douglas DC-8 & Vickers VC10 (Aerospace publications)
Jet Airliner Production List (TAHS)
JP Airline Fleets (Buchair)
Magazines: Aviation Letter, Scramble, Luftfahrt Journal, Jetstream, Carnets de Vol
Various text and photo material to be found on the internet.

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