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OO-VLM

 

Fokker 50 (20135)

 

 
Date: 04/1993

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: Jan Possemiers

Description: the first Fokker F50 for VLM, wearing a color scheme based on previous Norwegian operator Busy Bee, was delivered at Antwerp airport on April 5 1993 and became operational on May 1. Awaiting start-up services, depicted with Norwegian registration "LN-BBD".

Date: 29/04/1993

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: on April 24 it received its Belgian registration and here depicted such on a test flight. Sistership OO-VLN is seen in the back, still registered as"LN-BBE".

Date: 29/04/1993

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: closer inspection of this metalbird.

Date: 05/06/1993

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: seen for a couple of days with a "VTM" sticker which is a commercial TV channel in Belgium for an advertising clip.

Date: 16/05/1993

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: baptized "Royal Antwerp F.C.".

Date: 28/12/1993

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: later that year seen without its baptise name.

Date: 22/07/1995

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: Skystef

Description: on April 16 1994 it was baptized "City of Rotterdam".

Date: 14/09/1996

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: Skystef

Description: with additional "Wings of Flanders" titles below the cheatline.

Date: -

Location: -

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: between December 8 1997 - April 9 2002 in the Dutch register as "PH-VLM" and in May 1999 it changed to the updated livery.

Date: 03/05/2003

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: Guido Ceulemans

Description: between May 7 2003 and January 9 2006, it was used as advertising plane for Belgian newspaper "De Financieel Economische Tijd".

Date: 10/2003

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: Charles Bargibant

Description: other side which was an exact copy.

Date: 12/03/2007

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: Skystef

Description: since January 16 2006 in their last colors, since September of the same year baptized "Ingrid Wondolleck-Peters". A small ceremony was held at Antwerp on March 26 2010 as being the last airframe in the distinct blue livery. However the next couple days still some flights were conducted before entering the paint shop on March 29.

Date: 06/2010

Location: JER/EGJJ

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: since April 26 2010 in the new corporate identity. Since April 2 2015 back in the (white) VLM outfit. Final flight was made on June 22 2016, as the airline went into liquidation the same day. After a period of storage, it was cancelled as "PH-VLM" on September 8 2016.

 

Belgian register