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Convair CV-440-80 Metropolitan (404)


Date: 05/1972

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: the first Convair 440 of Delta Air Transport arrived at Antwerp on May 27 1972, still in the basic old livery of previous operator Iberia registered as "EC-AMU".

Date: 1973

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: it came in the Belgian register on June 28 1972 and was subsequently painted into their full livery shortly afterwards making its first commercial journey on July 17 of the same year. The last two letters of the regi were referring to DAT's managing director Freddy Van Gaever. As also other aircraft of the company had a regi ending with "VG" it lead to confusion with ATC conversations and was re-registered to OO-VGT on July 17 1973

Date: 07/1973

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: nice close-up when taxiing for departure on runway 02 at Brussels airport, it was operational till March 1977 and departed to the States on March 7 as "N44825".


Belgian register