The one and only Caravelle VII was demonstrated to Australian domestic airlines in April 1962. Both TAA and Ansett-ANA opted for the Boeing 727-100. The VII was powered by General Electric CJ-805 aft-fan engines as fitted to the Convair 990. It was intended as a prototype for the longer Caravelle 10A for TWA, which was to be built by Douglas. Douglas decided to develop its own DC-9 and TWA went with it instead. F-BJAO was converted to a standard Caravelle III and delivered to Air France as F-BLKF.