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Convair CV-440-61 Metropolitan (368)

 

 
Date: -

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: the eighth Convair 440 Sabena arrived at Brussels on October 21 1956 and carried only one color scheme during its life with the Belgian carrier.

Date: 08/1962

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: ready for departure on another flight. In the back construction of a new maintenance builing for Sabena "Hangar 40" which could service 3x B707 at the same moment and it came into being on December 10 1964. The particular Convair was cancelled on April 23 1968 to "N73165" for Frontier Airlines and left the same day for the States.

Date: 06/1988

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: after a conversion to CV580 in 1968 and after several operators in the States, this frame came back to Brussels on May 29 1988 and was only to be used as source parts for the operational fleet of CV580's of European Air Transport. Here depicted just after its arrival, with the American regi "N73165" already erased and carrying the basic markings of previous operator Metro Airlines (American Eagle), it was completely b/u on December 15 1994.

 

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