Raggi From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 1007 posts, RR: 1 Posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3333 times:
With KL and AF merging, and both of these being VERY loyal GE customers, I was just wondering if anyone knew if KL has decided on the CF6 for their new A332 fleet. Maybe PW could also be a possibility,with partner NW operating Pratts.
Any updates would be welcome.
Killerbabe From Netherlands, joined Aug 2003, 186 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3311 times:
Good question, but with an easy answer.
KLM has CF engines on all its fleet ( 733,734,738,739,744,772,MD11) so CF is very likely.
Their new partner Air France, as well as alitalia has CF engines and even a lot of Delta aircrafts are powered with CF engines.
KLM would be stupid to but PW on their A332 fleet.
Bobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6761 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (11 years 10 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2658 times:
Quite a few errors in your message.
1. NW encouraged KLM to join Skyteam and are planning to join it themselves.
2. You claim that the KL/NW alliance has been growing weak. Do you have one fact to back this up. On the contrary, both carriers would agee the alliance has grown stronger.
3. Please list the disagreements the carriers have had. I think it will be a short list.
Greg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 10 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2578 times:
I beg to differ from some opinions. The NW/KL alliance is arguably one of the best in the industry. The revenue streams are so solid that "..it makes little difference if passengers fly a red or blue tail across the Atlantic.." That's a quote from the prez of KLM. NW has made similiar statements.
Kl911 From Netherlands, joined Jul 2003, 5479 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (11 years 10 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2545 times:
I thought this was a non-political site? Why do some members still show the flag of an Arab terrorist organisation, PLO, which has nothing to do with this forum? That's a bit stupid anyway considering that they don't even have an airport anymore;
Keesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 10 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2469 times:
Highly succesfull KLM/NWA joint venture is vital for both parties.
KLM would not have joined AF if NWA didn´t agree. NWA was informed on the progress 100 %.
KLM will introduce A330 as scheduled.
On the engines : probably CF6. KLM is a specialist on miantaining CF6 engines for many airlines.
From the KLM E&M internetsite (http://www.klm-em.com) : We have maintained over 5500 CF6 engines since 1975.
Currently we experience 225 engine shop visits per year of which approximately 50% are third party
All KLM widebodies (743, 744, M11, 767) use them already ....