SABENA (CityBird) MD-11 (OO-CTS)

Hi all good everyone,

I saw a check on the internet for Google information about it SABENA has a part McDonnell Douglas MD-11 only two separate one Non-ER and one ERLast built MD-11ER passengers in April 1998 assembly line the delivered from Long Beach Airport (KLGB/LGB), Long Beach, California.

SABENA: Founded 1923, Started Operations on May 23, 1923 then later to Ceased operations on November 7, 2001. the reason SABENA it was a bankruptcy.

Credit photo from Michaël Van de Gaer. At Brussels Zaventem Int’l Airport (EBBR/BRU), Brussels, Belgium.
Date: November 30, 1996.
SABENA (Operated by CityBird) (OO-CTS) MD-11 Non-ER.
The engines: 3 x GE CF6-80C2D1F

The back tail engine note with two a flag: European Union, and Belgium.

SABENA the label sides, both “Flying Together with Swissair”, “1923-1998 special 75th year anniversary”, scheme and the front both sides close of the nose: Operated by CityBird. The under “TS”.

Fleet list.


SABENA MD-11 (2) series:

Engines 3 x GE CF6-80C2D1F
Assembly Line 623.

  1. SABNEA (OO-CTS): March 30, 1998 to March 1, 2001 transferred to CityBird (OO-CTS).
    CityBird March 1, 2001 to May 22, 2002 ← stored as P4-TKA.
    World Airways (N279WA) May 22, 2002 to April, 2012 ← Converted to freighter lsd from Cbsa Partners Llc Stored 04/2012
    AV Cargo Airlines (Z-BPL) September 15, 2013 to October 1, 2014.
    Global Africa Aviation (Z-GAC) October 1, 2014 to November 2016 ← Stored 11/2016 as N640BC.

MD-11ER ← The last built passengers.
Engines 3 x GE CF6-80C2D1F
Assembly Line 624.
2. SABENA (OO-CTC) April 16, 1998 to March 1, 2001.
CityBird (OO-CTC) March 1, 2001 to February 21, 2003 ← Stored as P4-SWM.
Finnair (OH-LGE) February 21, 2003 to April 2009 ← Stored 04/2009 as N588BC.
Ethiopian Airlines Cargo (ET-AND) September 18, 2009 to February 2015 ← Stored 02/2015 as N545BC (BCC). Scrapped end of 2017.

SABENA (CityBird) (OO-CTS) if you want to join a new game on IF in the future, have fun! If your best support voted request the MD-11 more passengers enjoy. Any questions? Thank you.

Would love to see this livery together with the good old Swissair livery. Was a shame what happened to both companies… +1

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Yes, it is. Thank you. You enjoy the plane’s old plane history!

Sabena operated a lot of aircraft. This was a notable one.

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Hey, man. Yes, it is one special scheme the paint for Sabena with CityBird the MD-11 was very nice. Thanks.

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SABENA (CityBird) (OO-CTS) MD-11. March 2001. Victorville, California. Posted on Twitter. I know about the special livery logo scheme did not have a change for color paint which happened on SABENA (CityBird).


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Really a great airline and decent livery. Pity people don’t care about it.

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I think so.

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0 votes… so sad for a classic airline

Indeed, we really need at least 1 Sabena plane…


Hey, would you like 3 engines (Tri-Jet) of MD-11 (pax) on Sabena?

And this is a perfect aircraft too, as the DC-10/MD-11 are grossly underrepresented with liveries.


I get my vote own on the topic.


Need a Sabena livery.


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Is very nice. Thank you for sharing!

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