Sikorsky S-58C OO-SHN (c/n 58-410)
This helicopter was bought new from United Aircraft and delivered to Sabena on February 25th, 1957. Between April 29, 1960 and July 2, 1960, the OO-SHN was leased to Elipadana. The picture shows the helicopter during this period in Italy. The registration was cancelled on September 20, 1960 and the helicopter left Belgium on September 28, 1960. The helicopter was sold to Aero Asahi Corporation and received JA7067 as registration. On May 10, 1966, the helicopter was written off at Itoi-Oawa (Niigata) after a crash.
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
Convair CV-440-12 OO-SCJ (c/n 328)
The plane was bought new and rolled out on May 11, 1956 from the General Dynamic facilities. The delivery took place on June 13, 1956 and the plane landed at Brussels on June 17, 1956. The plane was registered OO-SCJ on June 18, 1956. After a short Sabena career, the plane was sold to Aviaco on June 5, 1959 and became EC-APT. In 1973 the aircraft was sold to the Bolivian Air Force and received the military code TAM-44. On October 27, 1975, the plane crashed near Tomontca, North-East of La Paz and was written off.
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
Sikorsky S-58C OO-SHM (c/n 58-395)
The helicopter was bought new from United Aircraft and arrived at Brussels on January 10th, 1957 and the registration OO-SHM was applied on January 15th. Between April 29th, 1960 and July 21st, 1960 the helicopter was leased to Elipadana. The civil registration was cancelled on October 23rd, 1963 as the helicopter was sold to the Belgian Air Force as B13 / OT-ZKM. The helicopter was delivered on January 14th, 1964. The helicopter was victim of a first accident in July 1964. On April 10th, 1981 the B13 crashed near Aachen in Germany and the wreckage was transferred to the Brussels Air Museum for spare parts. The picture was taken in the early 1960's.
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
Saab S-91B Safir OO-SOR (c/n 91243)
This plane was bought new for the Sabena Aeroclub and delivered at Grimbergen airfield on April 16th, 1953. She received the registration OO-SOR on April 29th, 1953. On September 6th, 1957 the plane was sold to the Ethiopian Air Force and registered as the number 130 in this Air Force structure. The picture of the OO-SOR was taken in the mid 1950's.
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)



Fokker F-28-3000 Fellow Ship OO-DJA (c/n 11163)
The PH-EXW made his first flight on October 13th, 1980. Ordered by Sun Pacific Airlines, the plane was never delivered. On January 13th, 1981 the plane received the registration PH-ZBJ and was stored at Woensdrecht. It was then sold to Air Volta as XT-ZFP and again not taken up. On January 23rd, 1984 the plane was sold to Pilgrim Airlines and became N163PM. Finally the plane was bought by Delta Air Transport on February 11th, 1987, registered OO-DJA and operated by Sabena. In March 1993 the plane was flying without any colours (picture) before receiving the full Sabena livery. The registration was cancelled in Belgium on May 31st, 1996 as the plane was sold to Southern Cross Aviation, leased to Trigana Air Service as PK-YBT and subleased to Mandala Airlines in June 1996. In September 1998 the plane received the Canadian registration C-GTAN and flew for the Canadian Regional Airlines Ltd. The last registration was cancelled on July 5th, 2007 and the career of this F-28 was ended.
(© Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
Boeing B-747-129 OO-SGA (c/n 20401)
Rolled out from Boeing facilities on September 1970, the plane received immediately the registration OO-SGA and made his first flight on October 7th, 1970. The "Golf Alpha" entered service on January 8th, 1971. In 1986 the plane was sold to Tokyo Leasing Company and leased back. "Tante Agathe" was bought back by Sabena on January 16th, 1991. The "Golf Alpha" flew its last service between New York and Brussels on February 28th, 1993. All titles were removed and the plane ferried to Paris-Orly. Ferried back to Brussels on March 26th, 1993 the plane was withdrawn from use. The plane was then ready to be delivered to Nation Air on March 31st, 1993 but never taken up (picture of the plane taken on April 24, 1993). The registration OO-SGA was cancelled on October 17th, 1994 and "Tante Agathe" was sold to Van Leuven Metaal to be scrapped and broken up.
(© Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)

Boeing B747-228B F-GCBB (c/n 222272)
The plane made his first flight on June 18th, 1980. Shortly after its first flight, the airplane was delivered to Air France as N1289E and received the French registration F-GCBB on June 13th, 1990. The plane was leased by Sabena from February 28th, 1993 until March 31st, 1996. The picture of "Brigitte Bardot" (BB) was taken in the summer of 1993. After the French career the plane was sold to Air Pullmantur on March 4th, 2005 and became EC-JFR. In 2007 the plane was stored and the registration scrapped in 2014.
(© Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
Airbus A310-304 D-AIDA (c/n 434)
The aircraft made his first flight on February 25th, 1987 with test registration F-WWCC. On April 9th, 1987, the plane was delivered to the German company Condor and was given the registration D-AIDA. From August 19th, 1991, the plane was leased to Lufthansa and subleased to Sabena between January 20th, 1993 and April 8th 1993 (picture). The plane returned to Lufthansa and was sold afterward to the Luftwaffe on November 25th, 1996 to become 10+24. The plane named "Otto Lilienthal" was modified in MRTT version and delivered back to the Luftwaffe on November 25th, 1996. The plane is still in service today.
(© Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
Lockheed C-60A-1-LO OO-CAR (c/n 2419)
The plane was first delivered to the US Air Force as 42-32225. Shortly after his production the plane was sold and delivered in Congo and became the OO-CAR on June 7th, 1943. Sadly the plane crashed at Mitwaba (Katanga) on December 24th, 1947 killing the entire crew: Robert Huten (Pilot), Albert Watteyne (Radio), Suelomo Brenner (Engineer), Charles Van Rossem (Engineer) and Edmond Van Eeckhoven (Engineer).
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
Sabca-Fokker F.VIIb-3M OO-AGJ (c/n unknown)
This plane assembled by Sabca was delivered on November 9th, 1932. The plane was pictured in the technical hangar in the mid 1930's. After a quiet and short career, the plane was dismantled and the registration cancelled on August 3rd, 1938
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)

Aerospatiale / Alenia ATR72-211 PH-SCZ (c/n 150)
This aircraft is a model 201 converted into a 211 type.
After this conversion the plane was leased to Air Nostrum as EC-GUL in 1998.
In 1999 the plane was leased by Schreiner and registered PH-SCZ but operated for Sabena. After the bankruptcy of Sabena the plane was leased to various companies as OY-CIV and afterward became EC-JXF. The plane is still operational by Swiftair.
(©Serge Van Heertum)
Avro RJ100 OO-DWD (c/n E3324)
This plane was delivered with the 75 years anniversary paint scheme
with the paint work done at Woodford. The picture shows the delivery flight
on March 25th, 1998. The plane was first integrated in the DAT fleet until
the bankruptcy of Sabena. The plane was then taken over by the new company SN Brussels Airlines and is still flying today for the Belgian National Airlines.
(©Serge Van Heertum)
Boeing B737-229 OO-SDB (c/n 20908) 
This picture show the OO-SDB during TEA lease and Tunis Air sublease between March 31st and October 31st, 1990. 
(©Serge Van Heertum)
Airbus A310-222 OO-SCB (c/n 313)
The OO-SCB was leased to Somalia Airlines between October 17th, 1988 and March 20th, 1989. The plane is pictured at the Sabena Technics facilities shortly after a return flight to Brussels to get the full Sabena tuxedo back.
(©Serge Van Heertum)
Rumpler C.IV O-BABO (c/n ?)
Originally delivered to the German Air Force as 12208/18, the plane was taken as war damage and integrated in the SNETA fleet on April 12th, 1921. Shortly after his integration, the plane was completely destroyed in an hangar fire at Evere airfield on September 27, 1921. The registration O-BABO was cancelled in January 1922.
(©Serge Van Heertum)
Piper L-4J-PI Cup OO-GEK (c/n 12760)
This former US Air Force (44-80464) aircraft was delivered to Cogea S.A. as OO-GEK on May 12th, 1947. The plane was bought by Sabena after various moves on August 14th, 1958. The plane was transferred and registered in Congo on September 9th, 1958 to be used by the Sabena Aeroclub du Congo. Sold onto the civilian market in 1961, the plane became 9Q-CEK. Sold back in Belgium, the plane received the registration OO-CEK on August 25th, 1987.
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
Boeing B707-373C OO-SBU (c/n 19442)
Delivered to World Airways on August 3rd, 1967. Between 1967 and 1979 the plane was subleased to various companies like Korean Airlines, British Midland, Kuwait Airways and Air Algerie.
Bought by Sumisho Lease Company on January 5th, 1979, the plane was leased to Sobelair and became OO-SBU on January 24th, 1979. In November 1987, the plane was leased to Sabena especially for King Baudouin official visit to Australia and returned to Sobelair in December 1987. After his Belgian career, the plane was sold to Florida West (January 1990) as N760FW.
The plane left Belgium on January 19th, 1990. After different moves within the US, the plane was sold to Grumman Aerospace Corporation in May 1992 and finally sold to the USAF as 67-30054. The plane was converted in a E-8C Joint Star model and re-coded 94-0285 in February 1997.
Pictured at landing at Brussel National Airport in the summer of 1989.
(©Serge Van Heertum)
SABCA - Handley page HP-18 W8e O-BAHJ to O-BAHM (c/n 1 to 4)
Forward view during a technical engine inspection. Newly bought from Sabca, the planes were delivered to the new Belgian National company in July and August 1924. In 1929 the planes were converted to W8b models and following the new aeronautical regulation in Belgium the registrations were modified into OO-AHJ to OO-AHM.
O-BAHJ / OO-AHJ left the fleet in 1932
(British Hospital Air Pageant)
O-BAHK / OO-AHK Lost in a crash on October 10th, 1929
(Registration cancelled in 1931)
O-BAHL / OO-AHL Left the fleet in 1933
O-BAHM / OO-AHM Left the fleet in 1935
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
Airbus A340-211 OO-SCW (c/n 014)
This aircraft was delivered to Sabena on June 9th, 1993 but was immediately leased to Air France (F-GNIB) until March 9th, 1996. Subleased to Lufthansa between March 28th, 1996 and April 1st, 1996. The plane was returned to Sabena and registered OO-SCW as from June 26th, 1996. Crash landed on a flight back from New York on August 29th, 1998. After being repaired, the aircraft rolled out on December 7th, 1998 with the new "1998" colours and remained into the fleet until the bankruptcy of the National Company in November 2001.
(©Serge Van Heertum)
Embraer Emb 121 Xingu PT-MBM (OO-SXE) (c/n 121045)
Delivered with his Brazilian registration on April 2nd, 1981. Changed into OO-SXE, the plane operated for Belgian Aviation School (Sabena) until July 14th, 1993 when it was sold to Deli Consult NV. Changed ownership on December 24th, 1997 to Deli Consult NV and Haco NV.
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
Boeing B737-229 OO-SDA (c/n 20907) 
This was the first B737 of the Belgian National Company. The plane arrived in Belgium on April 26th, 1974 and did his first commercial flight on May 17th, 1974. The registration was cancelled on March 24th, 1999. Seen here landing at Florennes airbase during the airshow of September 1997. (©Serge Van Heertum)
Airbus A310-322 OO-SCC (c/n 437) 
Bought newly from Airbus, the plane was delivered on March 3rd, 1987. The OO-SCC performed his last flight for Sabena on January 17th, 1997 after 44314 flight hours and 8888 cycles. Seen here at Brussels National Airport early the morning in the summer of 1987. (©Serge Van Heertum)
Sikorsky S-58C  OO-SHI  (c/n 58-356)
Bought new from United Aircraft, the helicopter arrived in Belgium on November 7th, 1956 and received his registration OO-SHI on November 26th, 1956. The OO-SHI remained in service until May 8th, 1963 when it was sold to the Belgian Air Force as B11 / OT-ZKK.Seen here during water landing exercises in the late 50’s.
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
De Havilland DH.104 “Dove 1”   OO-AWE   (c/n 04013)
Delivered directly from De Havilland Company, the plane arrived at Brussels on January 25th, 1947 and received his registration on January 30th, 1947. On March 17th, 1954 the plane was sold to the “Institut Geographique du Congo Belge”. On May 1st, 1956 the plane was sold to the “Force Publique du Congo Belge” as D-19. The registration OO-AWE was canceled on May 11th, 1956.
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
Savoia Marchetti S-73P OO-AGL (c/n 3001)
The OO-AGL was delivered on March 3rd, 1935.
This plane operated with RAF 271 Squadron between May 12th, 1940 and May 31st, 1940.
The aircraft was interned by the Vichy government at Algiers on September 22nd, 1940 and handed over to the Italian Air Force as MM60514.
It flew under 605 Squadriglia colours. 
The plane moved on to the 247 Squadriglia of 48 gruppo and disappeared 
in action during the Russian campaign. (Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
SE-210 Caravelle VI N OO-SRA (c/n 64)
Delivered to the Belgian Company on January 20th, 1961, 
the plane remained in service for Sabena until August 8th, 1974.
The registration was cancelled on October 9th, 1974 and the aircraft donated
to the Brussels Air Museum on May 5th, 1975. The transport from Brussels National to the Jubilee Park was done on October 5th, 1977. 
The OO-SRA is still visible in the museum but for how long?
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
Sabca Fokker F.VIIb-3M OO-AIP (c/n unknown) 
Seen in the mid 1930's at Antwerpen-Deurne airfield, 
the plane was delivered to the Belgian Company on July 4, 1930 
and was destroyed in a crash in Belgian Congo on May 31, 1943. 
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
De Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth OO-SOY (c/n 83015) 
Seen at Grimbergen Airfield. Former RAF aircraft (T7110), 
the plane was bought from Rollason Aircraft and Engines LTD 
and registered in Belgium on September 10, 1962. 
The aircraft was donated to the Brussels Air Museum on December 23, 1971 
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
Douglas DC.7 C OO-SFB (C/n 45158)
Delivered on December 12th, 1956, the plane was converted into freighter in early 1961. Sold to Persian Air Services as EP-AEP in May 1961, the plane was bought back by Sabena in January 1962 and remained in service until April 1968. Afterward the airplane was owned by different airlines and finally crashed in the sea near Fort Lauderdale in Florida.
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
Airbus A321-211 OO-SUC (c/n 1012)
Delivered to Sabena on May 04th, 1999, the plane was sold to Magritte Aircraft Leasing Ltd and leased back in September 1999. The plane was the first to wear the last Sabena livery in early 2001. The OO-SUC is seen here at take-off from Brussels for the first flight with the new colour scheme. The plane remained into service until the company bankruptcy on November 07th, 2001.
(Serge Van Heertum)
Douglas DC-3 OO-? (c/n ?)
Night flight for postal services and cargo. Seen here during the loading at Brussels-Melsbroek in the late 1940’s.
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
Sabca Fokker F.VIIb-3M OO-AIQ (c/n unknown)
Seen in the mid 1930’s at Croydon. In 1938, the plane was sold to the Belgian Military Aviation where it was registered F5.
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
Sud Aviation Cravelle OO-SRF (c/n 76)
Wearing the Europe Aero Service colours during a leasing in February 1978
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
Boeing B737-229 OO-SDN (c/n 21176)
Picture taken during a leasing to Gulf Air between October 1977 and May 1978
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
Farman F-60 Goliath O-BAGB (c/n ??)
Delivered in August 1924 and originally owned by SOCTA as O-BAGB, this Farman was bought by Sabena in May 1925 and became OO-AGB as from 1929 following the new civil registry law. The plane was written off on July 01 1929.
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
Junkers F-13 O-BACD (c/n ??)
Originally owned by Chaidron registered O-BACD on November 16, 1922, the plane was sold to SOCTA in October 1924. Passed on to Sabena on February 8, 1925. The registration was changed into OO-ACD in 1929 and the plane was retired and dismantled in July 1929.
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
Boeing B737-329  OO-SDX  (c/n 23773/1441)
In flight overhead the Boeing area before its delivery in 1987. The plane arrived at Brussels on September 17, 1987 owned by Orient Leasing. Owned by Sabena as from October 06, 1992, it remained with the fleet until the company's bankruptcy.
(Boeing via coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
Douglas DC-6B OO-CTH (c/n 43829)
Delivered on April 1, 1953, the plane was leased to Sobelair in 1961 and then sold to Transair Sweden on June 1, 1963 (SE-CCY). Bought by BIAS and registered OO-ABG on June 29, 1965. The plane was lost in a crash at Milan-Malpenza on February 18, 1966.
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
Lockheed L.18-07 OO-CAR (c/n 2419)
Former USAF aircraft (42-32225). This plane was delivered in the Congo on May 26, 1943. Registered OO-CAR in June 1943. The plane was lost in a crash at Mitwaba (Katanga province) on December 24, 1947 killing all crew on board. Pilot: Robert Hutten, Radio: Albert Witteyne and the engineers: Suelomo Brenner, Charles Van Rossem & Edmond Van Eeckhoven.
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
Savoia Marchetti SM-83 OO-AUD (c/n 34004)
Newly bought from the Italian factory, the plane was delivered and registered in Belgium on July 9, 1938. The aircraft was confiscated by Vichy authorities at Algiers on August 30, 1940. The plane was handed over to the Italian government as MM60518 and crashed at Tunis in September 1940.
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
Airbus A340-211 OO-SCX (c/n 022)
Back from a long haul flight, the plane enters the gate at Brussels National during the winter season 1996. The plane is wearing the “Smurfs” logo to commemorate 100 years of Belgian cartoons.
(©Serge Van Heertum)
Boeing B737-229 OO-SBQ (c/n 21596/529)
Owned by Sobelair, the charter company of Sabena, the plane was leased to Air Djibouti between December 1983 and August 1984. Seen here at the end of the summer of 1984 still wearing the Air Djibouti tail logo.
(©Serge Van Heertum)
Airbus A320-214 OO-SNE (c/n 1054)
Picture taken during a test flight at the Airbus facilities in 1999 before its delivery.
The aircraft was delivered on August 27, 1999 and remained in service until the bankruptcy of the company. The plane then flew with various companies:
Khalifa Airways, Turkish Airlines, Lotus Air, Kuwait Airways and Yamal Airlines.
(Coll Serge Van Heertum/sbap)
Boeing B-727-2M7 OY-SEZ (c/n 21202)
Owned by Stirling European this aircraft was leased by the charter company Sobelair in the summer of 1996. The plane was built in 1976 and delivered to Stirling. The plane remained in service until December 1999, when its registration was cancelled.
(Serge Van Heertum)
Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VI-N   OO-SRA   (F-WJAK) (c/n 64)
Seen here at Sud Aviation facilities wearing the constructors French registration in company of sister planes before delivery. Delivered to SABENA on January 20th, 1961 and kept in use until August 3rd, 1974. The aircraft arrived at the Brussels Air Museum in January 1977.
(Coll Serge Van Heertum/sbap)
Douglas DC-3   OO-SMB   (c/n 15809/32557)
This former USAF aircraft (44-76225) was transferred to the Belgian Air Force as K19 / OT-CWI. Leased to SABENA between October 1st, 1951 and July 15th, 1953. Returned to the Air Force, the plane transferred to the Katanga Air Force as K03 on February 6th, 1961. Cannibalized and broken up later on.
(Coll Serge Van Heertum/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.
Take off for a fight between “Allée verte” and the “Expo 58”
(Coll SBAP)
 
Farman F-60 Goliath O-BLON (n°44)
In service for SNETA between 1922 and 1925, the aircraft is seen here at Haren airfield preparing for a special pigeons flight. It was modified for this kind of transport in January 1924. The plane was written off in May 1925.
(Coll SBAP)
Sabca – Fokker F.VIIb-3M OO-AIX
Bought from Sabca and registered for Sabena on June 03rd, 1930. The plane was transfered in Congo in June 1934 and transfered to the "Aviation Militaire of Belgian Congo" in July 1941. Withdrawn in November 1944.
(Coll SBAP)

Sikorsky S-55  OO-SHA (c/n 55-458)

At Gosselies, visiting SONACA in the eary 1950's.

The helicopter arrived by ship from the US in July 1953. Was bought to the French Air Force as 55532 / F-SFWD on October 25th, 1956
 (Coll Pierre Taquet)

Levy-Lepen HB-2
This flying boat operated in Congo for the Ligne Aérienne Roi Albert (LARA) in 1920. Presumably 6 aircraft of this type were used. They had no specific civilian registration. The first service was established between Kinshasa and Bolobo in February 1920. Extended later to N’Gombe, Lisala and Stanleyville.
(Coll SBAP)
Rumpler C.IV  O-BUIS  (c/n?)

Originally German military aircraft (7982/18), was took over as war damage compensation and used by the SNETA between March 19th, 1920 until June 8th, 1920. The reason of registration cancellation is not clear.
 (Coll SBAP)
Bell 47 D-1  OO-UBB (c/n 180) & Douglas DC-4-1009 OO-CBF (c/n 42933)

Loading the Bell helicopter in the cargo. Operation held in 1950 or 1951.

 (Coll SBAP)
Bristol 170 Mk32 Freighter  G-? (c/n ?)
One of the 3 leased Bristol Freighter during a loading process. This kind of aircraft was leased by Sabena to reinforce the fleet during the universal exposition of Brussels in 1958.
(Coll SBAP)
Sikorsky S-58C (c/n 58-324, 58-333, 58-356, 58-363, 58-388, 58-395, 58-410 & 58-432)
Seven of the Height helicopters in service with Sabena at Issy-les-Moulineaux for inaugural line between both capitals on March
03rd, 1957. The last one was also present but not on the picture.
(Coll SBAP)
Fokker F-27-400 Friendship  (c/n 10340)
Delivered to BIAS in April 1968, the plane was firstly leased to Sobelair and then to Sabena. Sabena took the plane over in April 1971 and returned the plane to BIAS in April 1973
 (Coll SBAP)
Rumpler C.IV  O-BAHI
Originally German military aircraft (7779/18), was took over as war damage compensation and used by the SNETA between October 17th, 1922 until December 27th, 1927.
(Coll SBAP)
Boeing B-707-328B   OO-SBR  (c/n 17921)
Build in 1960 and delivered to Air France. The plane was operated by Sobelair, the Sabena low cost company between May and November 1978. The plane ended his career as RC-707 in the Israeli Air Force.
 (Coll SBAP)
De Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth  OO-CCT   (c/n 85767)
Owned by Aeromas, the plane was taken over by Sabena school on March 23rd, 1949. The registration was then changed to OO-UCT in June 1950. Crashed at Beigens on June 16th, 1952. The fuselage was used to rebuild the OO-SOE.
(Coll SBAP)
Mc Donnell Douglas DC-10-30   OO-SLA   (c/n 47906)
Delivered to Sabena on September 18th, 1973. The plane did his last Sabena flight on October 30th, 1994. Seen here ready for taxi after pushback in 1989.

 (Serge Van Heertum)
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)
Fokker F.50   OY-MMT   (c/n 20149)
Delivered to Maersk as OY-MMT on March 12th, 1989. This plane was leased to Sabena World Airlines (SWA) on October 30th, 1990 and returned to Maersk on October 31st, 1991
(Serge Van Heertum)
Boeing B-737-229c  OO-SDJ  (c/n 20915)
The “Delta Juliet” was delivered from Boeing on March 7th, 1975 and arrived at Brussels 3 days later. The plane was sold to Certifair and leased back in March 1993. Finally sold to Finova Capital Ltd and leased back until June 1998. Seen here without any markings before leaving the Sabena fleet.


(Serge Van Heertum)
Mc Donnell Douglas DC-10-30CF   OO-SLC   (c/n 47908)
The plane landed for the first time at Brussels on October 28th, 1975. Subleased to the Royal Air Force as freighter during the first Gulf War in 1991.  Returned to Sabena in March 1991. In 1992, the plane was converted in full freighter by Sabena Technics and leased to Federal Express. The plane was definitively owned by Fedex on October 28th, 1992 and became N322FE.
Seen here in towing during the full freighter modifications in 1992.
(Serge Van Heertum)

Savoia-Marchetti S-73P   OO-AGS   (c/n 559)
Bought from Sabca and delivered on July 22nd, 1936. Operated by the RAF 271 squadron as from May 12th, 1940. Was shot down in the Pas de Calais area by ground units on May 23rd, 1940 killing the pilot. The navigator was wounded.
(Coll SBAP)
 

Lockheed L-1049H "Super Constellation"   N1007C   (c/n 4805)

Leased from Seaboard & Western Airlines between May en October 1958

to reinforce the Sabena fleet during the universal exposition of Brussels.

 (Coll SBAP)

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