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Boeing 737-229 Advanced (21596)


Date: 04/1981

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: Sobelair first B737 airframe was delivered on August 26 1978. It is wearing the first of three color schemes and is seen on a rare visit to Antwerp airport.

Date: 09/11/1983

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: seen at its home base.

Date: 1983

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: from October 2 1983 onwards it was for about one month leased to Nigeria Airways in these hybrid markings.

Date: 04/1984

Location: ORY/LFPO

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: between December 21 1983 and June 27 1984 it was leased to "Air Djibouti". During the first months it carried these titles but remained in the Sobelair outfit.

Date: 06/1984

Location: ORY/LFPO

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: later in 1984, the tail logo was changed and "Red Sea Airlines" titles were added as well.

Date: 06/1984

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: here seen in the hangar at Brussels when it was returned to Sobelair on June 27 1984.

Date: 08/1984

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: Michel Houbeau

Description: operating again for Sobelair with a large sticker taped over the "Air Djibouti" titles and it was such operational between June 27 - August 29 1984. Afterwards it was again leased to the African carrier with the sticker removed till May 2 1986.

Date: 30/08/1991

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: Skystef

Description: after the African lease the airframe received the second color scheme of Sobelair in May 1986.  

Date: 05/1989

Location: ORY/LFPO

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: temporary in basic Sobelair colors without titles during a short lease to "Royal Air Maroc" between April 4 and June 22 1989. 

Date: 03/08/1994

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: Skystef

Description: on February 10 1994, the airframe adopted its third and final color scheme of Sobelair. It left the fleet on September 1 1997. 

 

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