lmml 14/32
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AirMalta's B707's

Wed Mar 06, 2002 8:58 pm

I am looking for a full list of B707's leased and operated by AirMalta during the 70's and 80's. Paricularly the TAP B707 that was operated in TAP colours for a week or so, to replace CS-TBU which was leased for a whole Summer and taken to Portugal for some maintenance. There was also a Monarch B707 (or was it a B720?) I remember this plane had like a lounge in the front cabin.
Anybody?
 
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RE: AirMalta's B707's

Wed Mar 06, 2002 9:17 pm

9G-ACN Boeing 707-123B c/n17640 lsf Transasian
9G-ACO Boeing 707-123B c/n17651 lsf Transasian
CS-TBU Boeing 707-3F5C c/n20515 lsf TAP Air Portugal
G-AZTG Boeing 707-321 c/n17600 lsj Dan-Air
G-BHOX Boeing 707-123B c/n17640 lsf Monarch
9H-AAK Boeing 720-047B c/n18063
9H-AAL Boeing 720-047B c/n18167
9H-AAM Boeing 720-047B c/n18378 (now fire trainer Malta)
9H-AAN Boeing 720-040B c/n18380
9H-AAO Boeing 720-047B c/n18829
TF-VLC Boeing 720-047B c/n18820 lsf Eagle Air
 
lmml 14/32
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RE: AirMalta's B707's

Wed Mar 06, 2002 9:39 pm

9G-ACN Boeing 707-123B c/n17640 lsf Transasian Became G-BHOY while on the AirMalta lease. All the above were in AirMalta colours. There were a few, however, that were used by AirMalta which were not in KM colours. Like the substitute TAP 707, which I am most interested in.
That reminds me of another B720b from Maersk which was leased for a Summer in '78 or '79 and which was flown with the owner's colours.
Anybody has the regns of these two?
 
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RE: AirMalta's B707's

Wed Mar 06, 2002 9:48 pm

I don´t know the specific reg on the Maersk 720 but Maersk only operated five:

OY-APU, -APV, -APW, APY and -APZ

 
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RE: AirMalta's B707's

Wed Mar 06, 2002 9:49 pm


Hi!

It's good to see this topic, specially regarding TAP CS-TBU that was used for a while in Air Malta. As you know CS-TBU was an ex: Portuguese Air Force 8802, it passed after the revolution to TAP and it's quite diferent from the rest of the TAP 707's. In Air Malta service CS-TBU had full markings and it was leased in 2 periods:

1986/04/30 until1986/10/31 ( Probably for the summer season )
1987/05 until 1987/11/01

In both times they had full Air Malta colours!
I hope this helps!
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CV990, the Maserati of the skies!
 
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RE: AirMalta's B707's

Wed Mar 06, 2002 10:19 pm

CV990: Thanks for the information. Do you know which other 707 replaced -TBU for a week during one of those AirMalta leases? I was not aware that -TBU was an ex-Air Force plane. It is now an Italian Air Force aircraft. Quite a history !
 
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RE: AirMalta's B707's

Wed Mar 06, 2002 10:58 pm


Hi LMML 14/32.

A few weeks ago I came out with a topic regarding FAP 707's, Portugal was the 3rd. air force in the world to order factory freshed 707's. First was of course USAF, then Luftwafe and then FAP, RCAF also bought 707's but where Western planes not taken up. About another 707 that replaced CS-TBU I can find out that and I'll tell you latter.
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RE: AirMalta's B707's

Thu Mar 07, 2002 10:43 am

CV990: Thanks for the info. So you are saying that -TBU was built as an AirForce plane then converted to a Pax version? Isn't that strange? it is normally the other way around. Except, of course, former WWII props like the C-47.
 
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RE: AirMalta's B707's

Thu Mar 07, 2002 6:42 pm


Hi!

Portuguese Air Force ordered 3 707's-3F5C's ( one latter was cancelled ) with a passenger/VIIP configuration. When they passed to TAP they got those planes converted from Air Force interior ( that was like an normal airliner, only diferent colours and diferent galley lay-out ) to TAP standard.
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RE: AirMalta's B707's

Thu Mar 07, 2002 6:45 pm

That, perhaps, figures why -TBU had the strangest rear galley I have ever seen. My only regret in my years of flying is that I never took pics of the interior of the aircraft I operated on.

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