Fairchild Fh.227B   OO-DTC   (c/n 559)
After a career at Ozark airlines, the plane was bought by Delta Air Transport in April 1977. 
After different leasing the plane operated for Sabena as from March 1984. 
The Belgian registration was canceled in January 1991 and
the plane left Belgium fir the Uruguay.
(Coll SBAP)

Cessna 172M  Skyhawk  OO-SEU  (c/n 172-61130)
The plane was acquired by Sabena Aero club in March 1990.
Planned to be the OO-SEX, the registration was not taken up and
replaced by OO-SEU. The plane was victim of an accident and
the wrecks stored at Grimbergen airfield in 2002.
(Coll SBAP)

Bleriot-SPAD 33   O-BAHA   (c/n 3061)
Handed by SNETA as O-BAHA on June 30th, 1921,
the plane remain in use until April 1st, 1926 when he was sold in France and became F-AICB.

(Coll SBAP)
Douglas DC-6B  OO-SDE  (c/n 43149)
Bought new from Douglas, the plane was registered OO-AWW on June 9th, 1950. Registered OO-SDE on September 6th, 1951. The plane was sold and leased back many times and boght back by Sabena on April 9th, 1962. Registration canceled in Belgium in July 1965 and became 9Q-CLB.
(Coll SBAP)
Rumpler C.IV  O-BORD  (7974/18)
Used by the German Air Force during WWI.
Taken as war damage and registered to SNETA on Mach 19th, 1920.
Was canceled from the fleet on November 25th, 1921.
(Coll SBAP)

Goevier III   OO-SZC   (c/n 413)
Transfered to Sabena from “Centre National de Vol à Voile” in 1954.
Back to the “Centre National de Vol à Voile” at Temploux in November 1965.
The glider was destroyed in January 1978.
(Coll SBAP)

Sabca – Fokker F.VIIb-3M  OO-AIY  (CoR 205)
Bought from Sabca and registered for Sabena on June 17th, 1930. The plane was transferred in Congo in June 1934 and remain in service until July 1945.
(Coll SBAP)

Diamond DA20-C1 Eclipse   OO-SAA   (c/n C-0190)
Owned by the Sabena Aeroclub, acquired in 2009 to provide the practical “private pilot” formation.
(Coll SBAP)

De Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth  OO-SOX    (c/n 83830)

Bought from Rollason Aircraft and registered in Belgium on September 10th, 1962.
After schooling carrer, the plane was given to the Brussels Air Museum in December 1971

 (Coll SBAP)

Fokker F.II  OO-AIB   (c/n 1502/4058)

Bought from KLM, the plane got a Belgian registration O-BAIB on August 26th, 1928. Became OO-AIB in 1929. The plane was sold to a private on April 25th, 1934 and registration was finaly canceled in May 1936.

 (Coll SBAP)

Bell 47 H-1    OO-SHW   (c/n 1538)
Bought from Bell Hlicopter and registered on September 17th, 1957.
Used by the Antartica expedition and sold later on to Ostermans Aero as SE-HBE. Became later LN-OQG and G-AZYB

 (Coll SBAP)

Sikorsky S-58C   OO-SHL   (c/n 58-388)

Bought from United Aircraft and registerd in Belgium on January 15th, 1957.
Sold to the Belgian Air Force as B-12/OT-ZKL. After his military carreer, was sold in Germany and exhibed at Frankfurt Airport

 (Coll SBAP)

Bell 47 D-1  OO-SHX    (c/n 179)
Arrived at Brussels in august 1950 as OO-UBA, the helicopter became OO-SXH as from July 1953. The helicopter was sold to a Swedish company in February 1954.
(Coll SBAP)

Avro 652 Mk19 Anson   OO-CFA   (c/n 1361)
Bought in August 1946 by CFL the plane was transferred to Sabena in May 1949 as OO-DFA. Sold to the civil market in 1950, the plane became OO-VIT.
(Coll SBAP)

Aerospatiale SE3130  Alouette II   OO-CWH   (c/n1099)
Bought in 1957 by Sabena, the helicopter was used in Belgian Congo until 1959. Back in Belgium, the helicopter registered OO-SVH was modified in MedEvac version and used until 1968.
(Coll SBAP)
Cessna 310B   OO-SED   (c/n 35611)
Bought in 1957, the plane was leased to Air Katanga between July 1960 until August 1961. Back in Belgium the plane was affected to training at Sabena flying school until 1981. Stored, the plane was sold to the civilian market as N611CE.
(Coll SBAP)

Westland S.51 Mk.2 Widgeon    G-ANLW   (c/n WA/H/133)

Leased to Sabena during Brussels world fair between April and October 1958.

(Jean-Pierre Blanckaert)

Fokker 27-400   OO-SCA   (c/n 10354)

Bought from Fokker in August 1969 as OO-SCA.
Sold to PIA (Pakistan) in July 1973.

(Jean-Pierre Blanckaert)

Boeing B707-329C   OO-SJJ   (c/n 19162)

Delivered in March 1966, the registration was cancelled in July 1983 and the plane sold to Katale Aero Transport (9Q-CVG). Damaged and never repaired after hard landing at Goma

 (Coll SBAP)

Boeing B747-329   F-BPVP   (c/n : 23439)

On the assembly line in the Boeing Everett facilities in 1985. Was delivered to Sabena on June 10th, 1986. His last flight for Sabena happened on October 29th, 1999. As from February 2000 the plane is stored in the US (N3439F)

 (Coll SBAP)

Bristol 170 Mk32 Freighter  G-APAU  (c/n 13256)

Sub-leased to Sabena between November 1959 and May 1962.
Returned to Channel Air Bridge afterward.

(Coll SBAP)

Convair CV-240-12   OO-AWT   (cn 157)

In Brussels hangar in early 1950.

(Coll SBAP)
 

De Havilland DH-9    O-BEAU   (c/n RAF F1148)

Registred in Belgium on March 3rd, 1920. The plane crashed in Switzerland on October 5th, 1925

 (Coll SBAP)

Auster J/1 "Autocrat"   OO-ABN   (c/n 2047)

Delivered to Sabena aeroclub in April 1948, the plane flown till August 1970.

 (Coll SBAP)
 

Douglas C-47A-50-DL  "Dakota"   OO-AUO   (c/n 10129)

Was based in Congo as from June 1951. Sold to Air Congo in April 1965. Transfered to the Congolese Air Force as 9T-PKU.

(Coll SBAP)

Sikorsky S-55  OO-SHD (c/n 55-558)

Few seconds before take off in 1955.
Was bought to the French Air Force in April 1956

 (Coll SBAP)

Sabca Fokker F.VIIb-3M     OO-AI?     (c/n unknown)

Boarding and engine running in the 1930's
 (Coll SBAP)

 

Douglas DC-4-1009   OO-CBH   (c/n 43095)

Delivered in April 1947 this plane was leased many times to different foreign operators. Leased in 1948 to the United Nations for pacific airlift.
Became OO-ABS in April 1961

(Coll SBAP)

De Havilland DH.104 Dove 1    OO-AWE   (c/n 04013)

Delivered in January 1947, the plane was transfered to the National Geographical Institute of Belgian Congo in March 1954. Later on, sold to the "Force Publique" as D-19 in May 1956

(Coll SBAP)

Douglas DC-3 C  "Dakota"   OO-UBJ   (c/n 43092)

Delivered in March 1947, registred OO-CBJ. Became OO-UBJ in August 1947. Leased to Air Congo, the belgian registration was canceled in March 1961.
The 9O-CUS (Later 9Q-CUS) crashed at Kasongo in March 1963.

(Coll SBAP)

Savoia Marchetti S-73   OO-AG?  (c/n 3000?)
During maintenance in the 1930's

 (Coll SBAP)

Convair CV-440-12    OO-SCK   (c/n 330) 

At Melsbroek airport around 1958.
The plane was sold to Aviaco in October 1959

 (Coll SBAP)

Douglas DC.10-30   9Q-CLI   (c/n 47886)

Leased from Air Zaire at different time, the plane is seen here during
 a lease happened between October 18th and December 1st, 1977

 (Coll SBAP)

Embraer 121 "Xingu"   PT-MBJ   (c/n 121042)

Delivered to Sabena on 27/02/1981.
Took the Belgian registration OO-SXC some days later

 (Coll SBAP)

De Havilland DH-4    O-BATO   (c/n RAF H5929)
Delivered to SNETA on August 21st, 1920 (modified by Handley Page)
The plane was detroyed by hangar fire at Evere airfield on September 27th, 1921

 (Coll SBAP)

Lockheed L-1049H "Super Constellation"   N1008C   (c/n 4806)

Leased from Seaboard & Western Airlines between may en october 1958

to reinforce the Sabena fleet during the universal exposition of Brussels

 (Coll SBAP)

Savoia Marchetti SM-83   OO-AUJ   (c/n 34023)

Delivered in may 1940 at Marignanne, the plane was rapidely used by the French governement of Vichy. Was transfered to the Italian authorities few month's later

 (Coll SBAP)

Boeing B727-29  OO-STC  (c/n 19401) 

The plane was delivered on June 9th, 1967. Seen on brussels airport in the early 1970's. The plane was sold to Hapag Lloyd in February 1974

 (Coll SBAP)

Douglas DC-4-1009   OO-CBD   (c/n 42906) & OO-CBI (c/n 43096)
On Evere-Haren tarmac in the mid 1947.
Both planes were registered in Congo some weeks later.
(Coll SBAP)

Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VI N   OO-SRK   (c/n 196)

Delivered to Sabena on 29/04/1965. Flown for Sabena until 25/02/1975
The plane was sold to CATAIR in March 1975.

 (Coll SBAP)

Boeing B737-229     OO-SBQ     (c/n 221596)

Delivered to the Sabena charter company Sobelair in 1982
Seen here above Florennes air base in the late 1980's

(Coll SBAP)
 

Convair CV-440-61    OO-SCQ   (c/n 368) 

The plane was delivered in October 1956 and operated first for Air Congo.
and later Air Katanga. Returned at Brussels in October 1960
and flown for Sabena until April 1968

 (Coll SBAP)

Bell 47 D-1    OO-UBB   (c/n 180)

Awaiting the next flight early 1950's. Became OO-SHY in July 1953

 (Coll SBAP)
 

Junkers JU-52/3m     OO-AGU      (c/n 5510)

On Brussels tarmac in 1937, the plane was transfered in Congo in 1938.
Crashed at Costermansville on March 25th, 1944

 (Coll SBAP)

Farman F-60 Goliath    O-BAGB   (c/n )
Acquired by Sabena on May 15th, 1925. Became OO-AGB in 1929
The plane
served the national company until July 27th, 1929
 (Coll SBAP)

Sabca  Handley-Page HP-18 W8e    OO-AHK   (c/n 2)

Bought from SABCA in 1924. The plane became the OO-AHk in 1929.

Plane was lost in a crash at Edegem on October 19th, 1929

 (Coll SBAP)

Douglas C-47A-30-DK "Dakota"   OO-AWZ   (c/n 13847/25292)
 

A perfect line up of many Sabena Dakotas probably in Congo in 1960
before the independence events.

 

(Coll SBAP)

Douglas DC-4-1009   OO-CBE   (c/n 42932)

Bought new from Douglas, the aircraft was delivered on April 17th, 1946. The plane was lost in a crash south of Libenge (Congo) on May 13th, 1948
Seen here at Melsbroek on August 13th, 1947 with Regent Prince Charles
of Belgium returning from an official visit in Belgian Congo.

(Coll SBAP)

Mc Donnell-Douglas DC.10-30     OO-SLC     (c/n 47908)
Initial climb out at Boston-Logan Airport in 1988.
Take off from runway 22L and in baclkground Harbor Island

(Serge Van Heertum)
Siai-Marchetti SF.206    OO-SMA     (c/n 115)
From Sabena Civil Aviation School here at Grimbergen airfield in 1986.
The plane was lost in a crash on June 22nd, 1988
(Serge Van Heertum)

Sabca Fokker F.VIIb-3M     OO-AIH     (c/n unknown)

Crash landing in the 1930's.
In 1938 the plane was sold to the Belgian Aéronautique Militaire

 (Coll SBAP)

Douglas DC-6   OO-AWA   (c/n 43062)
Nose close up during taxi. Note the number "51" on nose wheel door
instead of the imatriculation weared later on the nose.

 (Coll SBAP)

Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VI N   OO-SRI   (c/n 175)

Towed in the Sabena technics hangar in 1971
(Serge Van Heertum)

Airbus A310-222   OO-SCA   (c/n 333)
Take off from Brussels National airport in 1987

(Serge Van Heertum)

Lockheed C-60A-1-LO   OO-CAV  (c/n 2421)
Former USAF aircraft, the plane was delivered to SABENA and

based in Congo in July 1943.
Sold to east African Airways in April 1949
(Coll SBAP)

Sikorsky S-58C  OO-SHI (c/n 58-356)
During a refuelling at “Allée Verte” in the late 1950’s.
The helicopter was sold to the Belgian Air Force in 1963 (OT-ZKK / B11)
(Coll SBAP)

Convair CV-240-12    OO-AWS   (c/n 156) 

At Paris - Orly airport in the mid 1950's.
 (Coll SBAP)

Cessna 310    OO-SEI    (c/n 35636)

Some advertising for a well known Belgian newspaper in the 1960's.

 (Coll SBAP)

Bristol 170 Mk32 Freighter  G-APAV c/n 13263

Leased by Sabena between june 1962 and July 1964.
The plane was leased back between September 1964 and June 1966.

 (Coll SBAP)

Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VI N   OO-SRE   (c/n 67)

Delivered to Sabena on 24/03/1961.
The plane was sold to Europe aero Service in May 1976.

 (Coll SBAP)

Douglas DC-6   OO-SDC   (c/n 43064)

Departing from a British airport in the early 1960's

 (Coll SBAP)

Boeing B737-229     OO-SDA     (c/n 20907)

First Sabena B-737 in the seatle mounting hall  
(Boeing Press)

Boeing B737-229     OO-SDO     (c/n 21177)

Escorted by two F-16's in 1998

(Coll SBAP)

Airbus A340-211   OO-SCW   (c/n : 014)

Formation flight with Belgian F-16's in Charleroi area in the mid 1990's

 (Photographer Olivier "Papy" Van Gorp / Coll Guy Liesse)

Boeing Vertol V-44-A   N74058   (c/n 43095)

Leased during the universal exposition of Brussels between
April 17th, 1958 and October 25th, 1958

 (Coll SBAP)

Savoia-Marchetti S-73   OO-AGP   (c/n 30003)

Transportation by road to be assembled. The plane was seized by the German force at Haren on May 16th, 1940. Desapeard and registration canceled on May 1st, 1946.

 (Coll SBAP)

Boeing B707-373C   OO-SBU   (c/n 19442)
Sold to Florida West Airlines in January 1990 and registered N760FW.

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Boeing B737-229C     OO-SDJ     (c/n 20915)

Ready for departure a sunny day of 1987.

(Serge Van Heertum)

Boeing B707-329C   OO-SJM   (c/n 20198)
Sabena colour scheme and Air Zaire titles in 1980.

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Boeing B737-229C     OO-SDJ     (c/n 20915)

Front view of the "Delta Juliet" in 1987

(Serge Van Heertum)

Douglas C-47A-25-DK "Dakota"   OO-SBC   (c/n 13457)

Above African landscape in 1957

(Coll SBAP)

Sikorsky S-58C  OO-SHG (c/n 58-324) & Sikorsky S-55  OO-SHF (c/n 55-842)

The golden years of Sabena helicopters fleet.
(Coll SBAP)

Farman F-60 Goliath    O-BLAN   (c/n 7248/17)
Registered in Belgium and used by SNETA on July 5th, 1920.
The plane was lost on August 26th, 1921.; the plane crashed into the North Sea after an engine explosion.
 (Coll SBAP)

Bleriot-Spad 33      O-BAHE     (c/n 3065)
Delivered to SNETA on August 1st, 1921.
The plane was destroyed in a hangar fire on Evere airfield
on September 27th, 1921
.
 (Coll SBAP)

Boeing B737-229     OO-SDN     (c/n 21176)

This Sabena aircraft was leased to Malaysian Airline System between May 1989 and March 1990. The plane was registered 9M-MBP.

(Serge Van Heertum)

Boeing B707-344   OO-SBW   (c/n 17930)
Leased by Sobelair from Luxair between March 1979 and February 1981.
Sold to Inter Fret Kinshasa, the plane was destroyed at Kisangani in 1987.

 (Coll SBAP)

Convair CV-240-12    OO-AWS   (c/n 156) 

At Melsbroek (Brussels) airport in the mid 1950's.
 (Coll SBAP)
 

Airbus A310-222   OO-SCA   (c/n 333)
during assembly phase in Toulouse in the early 1980's.
The plane was delivered to Sabena in February 1984.

 (Coll SBAP)

Douglas C-47A    OO-SB?     (c/n )

The early years of Sobelair, charter company of Sabena begin 1950's

 (Coll SBAP)
 

Douglas DC-4 - 1009   OO-ADN   (c/n 43099)

On Elisabethville (Congo) tarmac in July 1960 during the belgian people evacuation in company of Belgian Air Force transport aircraft (DC-3 & DC-4)

 (Coll SBAP)

De Havilland DH-9    O-BIEN   (c/n RAF F1293)
Used by SNETA between March 1920 and July 1931
Became OO-IEN in 1929 and was dismantled after its Belgian commercial career.

 (Coll SBAP)

Boeing B727-29QC  OO-STE  (c/n 19987) 

Delivered to Sabena in October 1968,

the plane was sold to World Airways (N696WA) and left Belgium in April 1976

 (Coll SBAP)

Convair CV-440-61    OO-SCV   (c/n 382) 

At Bukavu (Congo) around 1958.
The plane came back into service in Belgium in April 1960

 (Coll Jean Dries)

Fokker F-28-3000   OO-DJA   (c/n 11163)
Owned by DAT, the plane was operating for Sabena in the early 1990’s.
Sabena style DAT markings

  (Coll Willy Henderickx)

Scheibe L. Spatz B   OO-SZA   (c/n 515)

Bought in 1954 by Sabena, the glider was transferred to the
"Centre National de Vol à Voile" at Temploux in November 1965.

 (Coll SBAP)

Saab S91B "Safir"   OO-SOV   c/n 91245

Bought in 1953 by Sabena for pilot training,

the plane was sold to the Ethiopian Air Force in September 1957

 (Coll SBAP)

Boeing B707-329C   OO-SJN   (c/n 20199)

Taxiing at Brussels National Airport in April 1980. Withdrawn from service and stored in March 1985, the plane was sold to NATO as LX-N20199 in July 1988

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Boeing B747-128   F-BPVP   (c/n : 20954)

Leased from Air France between October and November 1978

The plane only sports the Sabena title with Air France colours

 (Coll SBAP)

Savoia Marchetti S-73   OO-AGP   (c/n 30003)
Crash incident in the late 1930's,
the plane was seized by German forces in May 1940

 (Coll SBAP)

De Havilland DH.104 Dove 1    OO-CFC   (c/n 04054)

Picture taken  just before delivery to the Force Publique du Congo in June 1950.
The plane sports a civil registration but no more Sabena titles

(Coll Jean-Luc Deval)

British Aerospace Bae 146-200    OO-DJD    (c/n E2077)

Flying in Sabena colours and DAT title in December 1989.
 (Serge Van Heertum)

 

Fairchild Fh.227B   OO-DTA    (c/n 555)
Crash landing just before runway 25L on July 9th, 1981.
This happened during a training flight simulating a one engine out landing. The crew couldn't restart the engine and was too short to reach the runway.
(Coll SBAP)

Swearingen SA-226 Metro   OO-JPI   (c/n TC-221)
Owned by European Air Transport (EAT), the plane flew
for Sabena between February 1976 and 1989.

 (Coll SBAP)

Beechcraft B.65 Queen Air B.80    OO-VDD    (c/n LD-333)
Initially delivered to Delta Air Transport (DAT), the OO-VDD flew
for Sabena between August 1968 and May 1970.

 (Coll SBAP)

Boeing B707-373C   OO-SBU   (c/n 19442)
Purchased in 1979, the plane sported the Air Algerie colours with Sobelair titles before being painted in the traditional Sobelair livery.

 (Coll Willy Henderickx)

Boeing B737-3B3  F-GFUF  (c/n 24388)

Owned by Aeromaritime, later Aeropostale, the F-GFUF was leased to Sobelair in 1991
and 1998; the picture is dated March 1998.
 (Serge Van Heertum)

Douglas DC-4 - 1009   OO-ABS   (c/n 43095)

Leased to Air Congo in August 1963, the plane was definitively sold to Air Congo in December 1963 and registered 9Q-CBH

 (Coll SBAP)

Douglas DC-6   OO-SDC   (c/n 43064)

In 1965 Sabena sold this DC-6 to the Spanish company Spantax.
Seen here at roll out in Sabena colours and Spantax titles.

 (Coll SBAP)

Airbus A300B4-203     EI-TLB     (c/n 012)
Leased by Sobelair for the 1997 summer season
(Serge Van Heertum)
Mc Donnell-Douglas DC.10-30     OO-SLG     (c/n 47926)
Wet take off from Brussels National airport in 1997
(Serge Van Heertum)

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