Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
KLM orders 747-400's  
User currently offlineil76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2238 posts, RR: 48
Posted (15 years 9 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1230 times:

KLM has ordered 4 new 747-400's. While others are cancelling 747 orders, KLM's looking forward to expanding the connection with NW, Alitalia and Continental.

Ed

8 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineDelta Wing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 9 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1230 times:

I wonder what fate awaits their older 747's (if any) ? Would Martinair/NorthWest/Alitalia inherit them ?

User currently offlineil76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2238 posts, RR: 48
Reply 2, posted (15 years 9 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1230 times:

The purchase is just for expansion. The older 747-300 are not to be replaced for a while. First up for replacement are the MD-11's. (still an interesting question...) But also not on short term. A Dutch newspaper was mentioning the Airbus family, but I guess they have the same resources like we do. It's all speculation. The only thing certain is the purchase of 4 747-400's. Period. The rest is gossip.

Ed


User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4454 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (15 years 9 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1230 times:

This is great news for the 747 line. Way to go KLM. A while back there was a guy whose father worked for KLM or something like that . Maybe he knows about the MD-11s?


"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
User currently offlineil76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2238 posts, RR: 48
Reply 4, posted (15 years 9 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1230 times:

That guy with a dad working for KLM is me!!
Even KLM-personnel doesn't know about KLM's airplane strategy. The 747-400 order came unannounced, like all the other KLM orders as the 737-800 and -900. They're very good at keeping it a secret until the last minute. It's just a simple 'wait and see' case with KLM.

Ed


User currently offlineKL808 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1584 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (15 years 9 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1230 times:

Are they going to be Combi versions?

That would be really neat, making KLM Increase there 13 Cs making it increase their lead in the world as the largest 747-400C operator.




AMS-LAX-MNL
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29813 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (15 years 9 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1230 times:

Isn't KLM the people that converted that -300 over to a freighter. As far as I know that is the only freighter conversion on a -300 flying


OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineKL808 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1584 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (15 years 9 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1230 times:

yup they have two of them Ph-buh, and Ph-bui, they are actually a 200 w/ SUD and SCD converted to a freighter.

drew



AMS-LAX-MNL
User currently offlineKL808 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1584 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (15 years 9 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1230 times:

yup they have two of them Ph-buh, and Ph-bui, they are actually a 200 w/ SUD and SCD converted to a freighter.

drew



AMS-LAX-MNL
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
KLM orders 747-400's posted Wed Feb 24 1999 10:54:35 by il76
KLM Orders 767-400 And 747-400 posted Fri Jan 19 2001 09:49:50 by YFE
KLM Cargo Will Start 747-400 ERF Flights Into SVO posted Sun Oct 29 2006 23:13:30 by Avianca
Boeing 747-400 Orders posted Sun Oct 9 2005 07:13:47 by Varig_dc10
Is KLM Ready To Sale Their 747-400? posted Wed May 4 2005 11:53:01 by CV990
KLM 747-400 IAH To Schipol posted Tue Aug 31 2004 02:37:47 by Justloveplanes
KLM 747-400 Freighters ... F Or ERF... posted Tue Feb 10 2004 09:07:48 by N754pr
KLM To Send 747-400 To YYZ posted Tue Dec 9 2003 03:13:34 by FLYYUL
Unconventional Business Class Cabin - KLM 747-400 posted Sat Sep 13 2003 08:50:24 by 777MAS
KLM 747-400 New Livery, Silver Belly And More... posted Sat Jun 7 2003 23:22:14 by A388