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 Fairchild-Hiller 227B (553)

 

 
Date: 05/1977

Location: DUS/EDDL

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: the second FH227 of Delta Air Transport arrived at Antwerp on April 25 1977 and is wearing the first of three color schemes.

Date: 1979

Location: OST/EBOS

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: the airframe was between 1979-1983 operational on behalf of Sabena. Here depicted in DAT colors and tail logo but with "Sabena" titles, first noted such at Schiphol on July 21 1979.

Date: 04/1981

Location: -

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: taken just after been painted with blue tail, the "Sabena" titles, left of the Belgian flag, were somewhat obscured by the engine...

Date: 06/08/1981

Location: OST/EBOS

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: ... so a bit later, the "Sabena" titles were placed to a more visible spot to the right.

Date: 04/1983

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: it was returned to Delta Air Transport on March 31 1983 and its colors were neutralized.

Date: 19/06/1983

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: it was a couple of monts later prepared for a lease to Air Lesotho and resprayed in their full livery, here seen after roll-out from the DAT hangar still seen with the Belgian registration.

Date: 24/06/1983

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: on June 24 the taped over Belgian regi was removed resulting in "7P-LAH" and the next day it such left Antwerp to its new operator.

Date: 30/01/1984

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: on January 30 1984, it arrived again at Antwerp on return to Delta Air Transport and is seen such.

Date: 06/1986

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: bit later, it was resprayed in their second color scheme, being the fourth aiframe getting it.

Date: 05/1989

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description:  third and final color scheme for the airframe and carrier, from 1988 on officially known as "DAT". This aircraft was operational till December 1989. It was for over a year stored at Antwerp before being ferried to Norwich on December 22 1990 for further storage.

Date: 1992

Location: AEP/SABE

Photo: collection Skystef

Description:  over there it was cancelled from the Belgian register on January 11 1991. In 1992 it was sold to Aerolineas Uruguayas as "CX-BQT" and left for South America on April 15 1992. It remained for a while operational in DAT colors with tail logo as could be seen in this shot.

 

Belgian register