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Taken at Brussels in the summer of 1969 depicting a DC-6 in
the full livery of S.I.D.M.A. (Photo:
|Fleet: 1x DC-6 (OO-GER), 1x Riley 400 Dove (OO-BPL).|
|History: little info is available about this
Belgian / Congolese company. In 1969 two ex BIAS
aircraft did appear with S.I.D.M.A. titles, both wearing a color scheme like
depicted on this parked DC-6 at Brussels. According a movie
found in the archives of Reuters, the most plausible explanation seems a French abbreviation for Société Industrielle
de Distribution de Matériel Agricole.
Translated it stands for Industrial Society for the Distribution of
Agricultural Material, whereby the vast Congolese territorium was a very likely candidate
for new agriculture deployments.