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McDonnell Douglas DC10-30(CF) (47906)

 


Date: 1973

Location: -

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: the first Douglas jet airframe for Sabena arrived at Brussels on September 22 1973. After months of storage (pilot salary dispute) it went operational to Heathrow from March 22 1974 onwards (for crew training) and was on the Tokyo run (via Anchorage) from April 5 onwards. Here captured on a promo flight in its first livery.

Date: 23/08/1974

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: on landing at its home base.

Date: 06/1984

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: parked at its home base, still in the first colors.

Date: 06/1985

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: second (and for Sabena the airframes final) livery which was adopted mid eighties. In 1983 it was converted into full pax configuration. Here depicted with the white regi in the cheatline which was later revised (see below).

Date: 28/12/1992

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: Skystef

Description: black regi put below the cheatline.

Date: 06/1987

Location: MEL/YMML

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: after a lease to JAT between June 15 - October 31 1986 in the Sabena livery, it was again leased to JAT between June 12 1987 and October 23 1989 this time in their full colors.

Date: 10/1989

Location: DXB/OMDB

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: other side.

Date: 12/1989

Location: LHR/EGLL

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: after this lease it was repainted at Brussels in basic Sabena colors with "Zambia Airways" titles and tail logo, for an immediate lease to this African carrier which took place between November 16 1989 and January 27 1990. By the end of October 1994 it was withdrawn from use, and the airframe left the Belgian register on December 6 1994.

Date: 12/1994

Location: MIA/KMIA

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: the next operator became World Airways, registered as "N116WA", with on the engines still "Sabena" titles.

 

Belgian register