I do wish SABENA had provided me with a side
elevation shot of this aircraft. The 3/4 shot below,
which is a little more
illuminatory, came from a Fokker brochure of the late 1930s.
Anyway, in 1929
Belgian state carrier updated its ancient fleet of Handley-Page W.8s,
Bleriot Spads and Airco
D.H.9s with a fleet of trimotor Fokker F.VIIs. After a single
F.VIIa had been imported from the
manufacturer, SABCA went
ahead and built at soke 28 addition F.VIIb-3ms under license. Not
only were they used on
flights from Brussels to most European capitals, but also flew proving
to the Belgian Congo.
OO-AIR was delivered in1930 and was withdrawn from use six years later.