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Surinam Airways 747-300 Roll Out Today!  
User currently offlineTimdegroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 65
Posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4800 times:
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It just rolled out today at AMS. Ok it's not the classic surinam airways c/s but we knew it was gonna be white like this. No reg has been applied yet, because the deal with surinam is not fully completed yet. As for now it's still under dutch register as PH-BUW


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Tim


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User currently offlinePsa188 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 501 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4702 times:

Hello Tim.

Nice photos. I agree that it would have been nice to see the old Surinam paint scheme, but this still isn't a bad looking aircraft.

BH



User currently offlineTimdegroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 65
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4616 times:
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Hey Bill long time no speak Smile

Got some slides of it too btw.

Tim



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User currently offlineTripple7 From Netherlands, joined Aug 1999, 539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4599 times:

WOW! great paint scheme. I like it  Smile

User currently offlineGlobeTrekker From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 851 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4526 times:

Looking good!

GlobeTrekker



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User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8039 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4506 times:

Hot damn!! What a babe. Nice one Surinam Airways (is "Surinam Airways" another way of saying "KLM" btw?)


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User currently offlineGlobeTrekker From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 851 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4472 times:

-Cedarjet

Hot damn!! What a babe. Nice one Surinam Airways (is "Surinam Airways" another way of saying "KLM" btw?)

That is a good one!  Big thumbs up



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User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6201 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4458 times:

Good looking 747, I like the classic look of this livery .
Chepo Smile



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User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8039 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4401 times:

Cheers GlobeTrekker.  Big thumbs up to you too.


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User currently offlineAV8AJET From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1333 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4243 times:

How will it be configured inside? 2 or 3 class and will it be used as a combi? I think it is one, anyone know? I like the paint job, very fresh!


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User currently offlineKL713 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2001, 767 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4213 times:

Isn't she lovely..................  Big thumbs up


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User currently offlineAnair80 From Suriname, joined Oct 2000, 245 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4173 times:

Great pictures!!!
It is so nice to see my scketch applied in real..., anyways,

From what i understand from SLM is that they will have a 2 class (Bus and Eco), and pretty much the same as how it used to be on KLM, when they used the 743 on the PBM route. I hope they can give the people a bit more room though, that would be so nice, esp with those high fares on the route.

GO SLM, and hope to see you (PZ-TCM) soon in the air...

Anair80


User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4692 posts, RR: 43
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4120 times:

Looks a little bit like retro-70's colors with all that yellow and orange. That's fine with me, gotta be happy that there are still a couple -300/-200SUD's flying around. Big grin



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User currently offlineM404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2222 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4016 times:
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Yes, a little retro but nice and clean. Can anyone venture if the prospective loads on this route will justify this size of aircraft? I do remember quite awhile ago it being discussed but could not find it in a search.


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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3931 times:

Looks great, guess they only operate on AMS-PTY vv., isn't it?




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User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4692 posts, RR: 43
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3900 times:

Why would they operate the aircraft between Amsterdam and Panama City? Or are you thinking of Paramaribo (PBM)?


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User currently offlineMike77 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 203 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3609 times:

What routes will this aircraft operate? Are the loads on Surinam Airways more leisure-oriented or business-oriented? What kind of service do they offer?


Michael


User currently offlinePIA747 From Pakistan, joined Apr 2003, 624 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3515 times:

who is flying this 747. Did KLM train Surinam pilots?

User currently offlineGlobeTrekker From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 851 posts, RR: 14
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3498 times:

There were already PY cockpit and cabin crewmembers flying the AMS-Paramaribo route together with KL crewmembers. If I am correct it is a 50/50 deal, just like KL had with the now defunct ALM Antillean Airlines on the routes between AMS to the Dutch Caribbean and flights between the Dutch Caribbean to LIM, Quito and Guayaquil.

My question is if the crew will be completely seperate now, or still work together?

GT

[Edited 2004-05-19 01:25:15]


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User currently offlineTimdegroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 65
Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3354 times:
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Yesterday they painted on the reg/flag and some other details. WHat struck me as odd was that they forgot to paint over some of the klm blue Smile


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Tim



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User currently offlineOD720 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2003, 1924 posts, RR: 33
Reply 20, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3316 times:

The font used reminds me of an airline from the 70s-80s but can't really remember. Does anyone know?

Btw, I like the colours a lot. Very nice!


User currently offlineNorthernlights From Iceland, joined May 2004, 87 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3257 times:

Congratulations Surinam Airways!!!  Big thumbs up
A fine aircraft and nice recognizable colorscheme. Will be great seeing the so much missed orange SLM aircraft at Schiphol again! (Wasn´t the old DC8 their last a/c seen in AMS?). Good idea of securing the PBM-AMS v.v. route now KLM is in french hands  Smile


User currently offlineTimdegroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 65
Reply 22, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3192 times:
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Yeah the DC-8 was their last a/c here, I think they stopped flying in 1989 or so, after the crash.

Forgot to mention btw, that the interior is basically the same as KLM used to have it. In fact the only change I could see were the headrest covers Smile

Tim



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User currently offlineNorthernlights From Iceland, joined May 2004, 87 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3152 times:

Oh yeah... Tim you are right! That must have been when the DC8 "Anthony Nesty" of them crashed at Zanderij airport PBM on approach. Wasn´t that aircraft full of soccerplayers flying over to Surinam to play a soccermatch? I remember it was a tragic accident, and was the reason they stopped flying to AMS. Wasn´t this DC8 their only long range aircraft they had left?

This in fact is my first forum discussion here on a-net, just joined as a member today. I am dutch, but moved to Iceland one year ago  Smile


User currently offlineMidnightMike From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2892 posts, RR: 14
Reply 24, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3148 times:

Timdegroot

Thanks for sharing that photo with us, we are training some of the mechanics, so it was kind of nice to see what the aircraft looks like/



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25 Post contains links and images Timdegroot : Gefelicteerd dan maar Northernlights This was the ill fated aircraft: View Large View MediumPhoto © Peter de Groot View Large View MediumPhoto &c
26 Anair80 : Hey Tim, Your picture made the newspaper here yesterday in "DeWare Tijd". Not sure if you knew about it... I saw it today, as i did not read the paper
27 Psa53 : Reminds of Western U.S.colors. (PSA,Southwest(old)) Not bad.
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