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 British Aerospace RJ85 (E2287)


Date: 30/09/1998

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: this Avro RJ85 for DAT was delivered at Brussels on May 7 1996 and became operational the following day. Solely operated on behalf of Sabena, it only carried the markings of the flag carrier and is depicted in the first of two color schemes. Here depicted with additional "Flying together with Swissair" & "operated by DAT" titles and a 75th anniversary sticker on the entrance door.

Date: 28/02/1999

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: Skystef

Description: seen without the sticker.

Date: 10/2001

Location: PRG/LKPR

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: the final livery was adopted by spring 2001.

Date: 06/2002

Location: LHR/EGLL

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: transferred to SN Brussels Airlines on February 15 2002 and depicted in the final Sabena style colors.

Date: 12/10/2005

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: Skystef

Description: captured in their final color scheme which was adopted on July 25 2004.

Date: 06/2006

Location: MUC/EDDM

Photo: Christoffer Witt

Description: with tiny Brussels Gewest sticker on its left side only. 

Date: 14/09/2007

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: Skystef

Description: the airframe was transferred to Brussels Airlines on March 25 2007 but remained active for a couple of months in the old c/s with only the internet address changed and "SN" painted out.

Date: 16/11/2005

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: Skystef

Description: it was painted in their full markings by October 28 2007. Final commercial flight was made on September 19 2014 and on October 2 it left for storage at Exeter in neutralized markings and was cancelled as "G-CIKF" on October 23 2014.


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