Dutchflyer From Netherlands, joined Feb 2004, 169 posts, RR: 1 Posted (10 years 3 months 11 hours ago) and read 8371 times:
Today a local Dutch radio station broadcasted the news that on the brink of the merger with AF the KLM management placed a firm order with Boeing for 25 B747-400 ER with a value of over $ 3.000.000.000.
After the ANA order this is the second large order for Boeing is a few days time.
747SPA330MD11 From Germany, joined Dec 2003, 100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 10 hours ago) and read 8117 times:
Strange !! Very surprising me that they still ordering planes. I was hoping that they will then order some airbusses.
Anyway, some ideas when the first one should be delivered. Will the new planes also be in Combi configuration.
I will fly Saturday from Seoul Incheon to Hamburg. Of course with KLM via Amsterdam. One month later again with KLM back to Korea again.
PH-OTO From Netherlands, joined Mar 2002, 434 posts, RR: 31
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 10 hours ago) and read 7837 times:
I could not find anything on this (not Teletekst, not KLM) Is there any confirmation on this order?
If it is true it would be a replacement for the existing 747's I doubt they will double their 747 fleet.
Look very closely between the lines of this message, and you will see the captain beating up the jumpseater
Col From Malaysia, joined Nov 2003, 2093 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 10 hours ago) and read 7841 times:
Seems a little strange this one. Why would they require so many planes of that capacity, when they have just removed their 743, replacing with 772. Also, what do they need the extra range for? Find this very hard to believe.
FinnWings From Finland, joined Oct 2003, 640 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 10 hours ago) and read 7816 times:
Great news for Boeing and KLM... It seems that KL has been very satisfied for the performance of their current B747-400ERFs if they will order such a big number for passenger use too. Like PANAM_DC10 said earlier, I believe too that those will be combi versions...
Any other sources and number of firm orders and options? I guess most of those 25 aircrafts must be options...
Flying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4160 posts, RR: 36
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 months 10 hours ago) and read 7558 times:
Yeah, sure, KL is ordering 25 B747-400ER... especially when they are in the processof a merger.That would mean that the AF board would have needed to approve that one as well. So its your guess ifits true or not.
Behramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4748 posts, RR: 43
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 months 9 hours ago) and read 7176 times:
yup u cant buy 25 B 744ERs for $ 3 billion...thats too low of a price tag for the B 744 series (ER-ERF-Combi).
If its 25 Boeing something for $ 3 billion then 100% its the Boeing 7E7...though I doubt this is at all true as the A 332 is chosen their B 763ER replacement so where would the B 7E7 fit in their fleet and route structure???
Dutchflyer From Netherlands, joined Feb 2004, 169 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (10 years 3 months 8 hours ago) and read 6182 times:
The broadcast was on Business News Radio. I never heard the news item again and no other media has said anything about this deal. So I think it is not true after all. Wishful thinking of BNR or just one stupid reporter.
MD80Nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 900 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (10 years 3 months 5 hours ago) and read 5030 times:
I would love to believe that KLM ordered 25 747-400ERs, but I'll wait to see something official by KLM and Boeing before celebrating. It would be awesome, but with KLM soon to merge into Air France I don't see it. Would be nice, though.