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Fairchild-Swearingen SA.226 AT Merlin IV (AT-062)

 

 
Date: 27/09/1986

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: this Merlin of EAT is wearing the full colors and baptized "Jan". It was via the Frevag Group delivered on September 12 1986, here depicted with tiny red "DHL" titles in front below the cheatline. 

Date: 04/1987

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: other side, it served the airline till September 15 1989.

Date: 12/1989

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: on September 15 1989 it arrived at Antwerp in full EAT livery and went immediate in the paint shop over there where it was to be resprayed in the full livery of Frevag Airlines, here seen such, still baptized "Jan".

Date: 07/1991

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: on December 26 1989, Frevag was absorbed into Flanders Airlines. The airframe is depicted in the beige colors of Frevag with Flanders logo and titles.

Date: 07/1990

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: a proposed lease to Base Airlines fell through, and was seen such for the first time in May 1990, here captured stored in Frevag colors with small "Base Business Airlines" titles. It was operational for Flanders Airlines till its closure in October 1992, afterwards it remained stored at Brussels until being "paper" cancelled on June 2 1993. It was ferried to Roskilde (Denmark) on June 20 1993 in the beige Frevag outfit with "Flanders Airlines" titles, still wearing the Belgian registration.

Date: 06/1994

Location: SZG/LOWS

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: a proposed deal to a Danish operator seems not have materialized, and trio operators afterwards didn't care about changing the color scheme, depicted is the first one "International Aviation Service".

Date: 10/01/1995

Location: SZG/LOWS

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: second operator was "Air Transport Denmark".

Date: 03/08/1998

Location: PMI/LEPA

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: the third one was Spanish "Flightline" and during the first years they did even recover for a while the old tail logo once worn by Frevag !

 

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