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KLM MD-11 In New Colors! Finally!  
User currently offlineSR 103 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1740 posts, RR: 39
Posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6304 times:

Here is a picture of KLM's first MD-11 in the new colors. The registration is PH-KCI (Mother Theresa). Sure looks great.

http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=210946

Strange thing is, I just flew this plane last Sunday from Delhi to Amsterdam. I had no idea any MD-11 was going to be being re-painted anytime soon. Does anybody know what was her last flight was in the old colors?

SR 103

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User currently offlineAirliner777 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 493 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6194 times:

Impressing dude!!!!  Smile

User currently offlineMd11lover From Switzerland, joined Oct 2003, 444 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6173 times:



Look beautiful, like any MD11, however, not all of them have been repainted yet. Saw one in SFO yesterday, still in old colors.

Md11lover


User currently offlineKillerbabe From Netherlands, joined Aug 2003, 186 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6105 times:

great picture from a great plane.
It shows that KLM will operate their MD-11 for a log time to come...


User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2900 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6101 times:

@Md11lover: No surprise, because this is the first photo of a KLM MD-11 in new colours - and the photo was shot today.

It looks great, however I still prefer the old colours.


User currently offlineIanatSTN From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 577 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6047 times:

Looks fantastic, thanks for the link!
Cheers  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Ian@STN



Ian@STN ::
User currently offlineSPL From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 156 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5926 times:

Evening!!!

SR-103 wrote:
Strange thing is, I just flew this plane last Sunday from Delhi to Amsterdam. I had no idea any MD-11 was going to be being re-painted anytime soon. Does anybody know what was her last flight was in the old colors?


I'll check this out when I'm working tonight, within about 50 minutes!!!

Groeten SPL


User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5903 times:

Looking very good pics of MD11 aircraft and what are you think anything else with more new one? Thanks!  Smile

User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5884 times:

Finally

this is great! it looks beautiful! this means there might be a herpa model out soon. i am going to say it again IT LOOKS GREAT!!



No Vueling No Party
User currently offlineAirbusfanYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2002, 1434 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5753 times:

Looks spectacular...I hope to catch it at YYZ before the spring.


t.dot photography
User currently offlineJAL From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 5085 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5684 times:

A magnificent aircraft!!!


Work Hard But Play Harder
User currently offlineGoAround From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 616 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5571 times:

Don't like to disagree, but: Hate it!

Too much blue - doesn't look right - looks overweight and inflated, a bit like a sausage.

GoAround



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User currently offlineBa319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8536 posts, RR: 54
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5448 times:
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The old c/s sure looks better on the M11.This latest scheme still has a lot of growing to do for me to like it.


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User currently offlineTokolosh From Netherlands, joined Sep 2001, 366 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5387 times:

The "new" colour scheme is growing on me, but there was definitely nothing wrong with the "old" one. Why did they change it?


Did the chicken or the egg get laid first?
User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2384 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5274 times:

I think there is too much blue on it. However, there is no doubt that it is going to look stunning floating over maho beach to land at SXM.

User currently offlineEalsys1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 229 posts, RR: 13
Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5253 times:

Good news and bad news!

Good news: seems like MD-11 will be around for a while @ KLM. Hope to see it @ MIA for a few more years!

Bad News: I REALLY don't like the new KLM paint job vs. the old one! The old one was one of my absolute favorites!


User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2688 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5175 times:

Ealsys1, I feel quite the opposite. I love KLM's new colore scheme. The new blue looks just marvelous on the MD-11. If you ask me, the lighter you make blue, the more beautiful it becomes. I can't explain why I feel this way. However, I definently like light blue as opposed to dark blue. The new color scheme for KLM I think is great. Now, if only we could see the first NW DC-10 in the new colors.


Fly one thing; Fly it well
User currently offlineSpl From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 156 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5092 times:

Hello,

The last flight in the old colors for the PH-KCI was as follows: It was the KL0872 arriving from DEL, the early morning of 4th of January 2004 around 06:00 a.m. with 284 passengers. The first flight in new colors: it was the KL0691 departed to YYZ, in the afternoon of 11th of January 2004 around 02:10 p.m. with 265 passengers.

One of the reasons of a new color scheme: it's cheaper to add this one, then the old one. The old one was blue, dark blue, white and grey. The new one is blue, dark blue and white. The dark blue cheat line is much shorter and the grey color is totally gone. So it's cheaper to paint. Maybe other people can provide information about the reason?

As other people allready mentioned before. It too a while to get used to the new colors, but now I think it looks superb!!!

Groeten SPL


User currently offlineMarcJet66 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 118 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5075 times:

It looks really great.. It's such a beautiful plane!!
Thanks for the pic!!



Marcos
User currently offlineSR 103 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1740 posts, RR: 39
Reply 19, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4968 times:

SPL,

Thanks for the info, much appreciated. So I was on the last flight in the old colors on this plane. Never would have thought I would be the last WBC pax out on that bird in the old colors. If only I would have known. The plane looked in excellent condition inside, would never have thought it was her turn.

As far as the new colors go, I did not see any need for a change, but the new one has grown on me a bit now. It really looks good on the MD-11, still not as great as the old one.

SR 103


User currently offlineFinnWings From Finland, joined Oct 2003, 640 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4684 times:

Thank you for the link, SR 103!
Looks like a very nice colour scheme indeed! When I saw first time KLM's new colours I hated them, but nowadays my eyes are more used to that bright blue and I find it very attractive livery.

The new colour of MD-11 is absolutely better than the old one, but I don't like of that white tail engine... Finnair had the same problem when they painted the new colours on their MD-11s, but luckily they has nowadays added "Finnair MD-11" - stickers on the both sides of the tail engine. Why couldn't KLM do something like that too...? Just my 2 cents...  Smokin cool

Long life for all MD-11s on the world!

Regards,
FinnWings


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