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KLM First A330-200 Delivered!  
User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4250 posts, RR: 51
Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 12489 times:

Hi

KLM's new beauty has arrived at her new homebase AMS just 1 hour ago now! After a fly-by on runway 22, it made finally her first landing at runway 27 just before 4.00pm this afternoon.


Lucky for all photographers there was some sunshine with us...


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Photo © Eric Meijer



Let's wish her all luck with this airline, with many safe and pleasant flights!

Rgds
Eric


"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going"
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User currently offlineKLMA330 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 694 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 12470 times:

Let me be the first to say Congrats!!!  Smile

User currently offlineRedDragon From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1135 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 12460 times:

I wonder why KLM (not uniquely) decided not to angle the dark blue stripe in line with the windowline?

Rich


User currently offlineGARPD From UK - Scotland, joined Aug 2005, 2604 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 12448 times:

Possibly the best looking A330 in the world.


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User currently offlineMatt27 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 12449 times:

Quoting KLMA330 (Reply 1):
Let me be the first to say Congrats!!!

Who could have done it better???  bigthumbsup 

//Mattias


User currently offlineCloud4000 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 641 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 12436 times:

What route will this bird be placed on? And what 767 will be replaced?


Boston, USA
User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 12410 times:

Quoting Cloud4000 (Reply 5):
What route will this bird be placed on? And what 767 will be replaced?

AMS-Washington from sept 1.
The first 763 has already been withdrawn



L1011,733,734,73G,738,743,744,752,763,772,77W,DC855,DC863,DC930,DC950,MD11,MD88,306,319,320,321,343,346,ARJ85,CR7,E195
User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 12389 times:

It made a nice low pass / turn gear out in front of my office at 15.45

Quoting Cloud4000 (Reply 5):
What route will this bird be placed on? And what 767 will be replaced?

All 767 are being phased out. It will be a valuable addition to network flexibility. In addition to the 767 destinantion it can do e.g all of Africa, the US and Japan with good cargo capasity from Amsterdam.


User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4250 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 12334 times:

Quoting Cloud4000 (Reply 5):
And what 767 will be replaced?

PH-BZA has already left and is now flying for ZOOM Airlines from Canada



"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going"
User currently offlineKL808 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1582 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 12254 times:

WOW AWESOME

How I wish I was back home. Could have been there spotting with all you guys.

Drew



AMS-LAX-MNL
User currently offlineLH477 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 584 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 12221 times:

Such a beaut....... The 330 is quiet possibly the most striking and beautiful metal bird around.....Welcome as my wallpaper!


Come on you gunners......!!!!!
User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4860 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 12190 times:

There is no bird out there quite as eye-catching as the KL 332. Can't wait to fly on her in a couple months!!

YOWza



12A whenever possible.
User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12397 posts, RR: 37
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 12088 times:

Looks great. I'm off to AMS on Sat (on a 767 from LHR - better late than never!), so hoping to see 'Oscar Alpha.

What does its schedule look like for the next few days? When is it entering revenue service?


User currently offlineLamedianaranja From Venezuela, joined Nov 2004, 1246 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 12068 times:

Absolutely beautiful! I was on watchout from my house as flights from the south usually pass straight over it but didn't manage to catch it.
Well, I will see it soon enough at SPL and maybe even fly it soon as planning a trip to NYC this year.



I wish that all skies were orange and blue!!
User currently offlineSK601 From Belgium, joined Jun 2005, 976 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 12049 times:

Lamedianaranja,

NYC? I am going to NY as well this year, will we be in the same plane???  Smile

SK601

p.s. this A332 looks nice, I really hope the interior is nice as well and that y-class pax have a better view on the ptv than in the KL B772.


User currently offlineKL5147 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2005, 319 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 12038 times:

Does anybody know how "Oscar Alpha" is named?


"The world is just a click away!"
User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4250 posts, RR: 51
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 12019 times:

Quoting KL5147 (Reply 15):
Does anybody know how "Oscar Alpha" is named?

"Dam-Amsterdam" as mentioned along with the picture.
KLM A330's will be named by famous squares from around the world



"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going"
User currently offlineSK601 From Belgium, joined Jun 2005, 976 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 12030 times:

PH-AOA is called "Dam-Amsterdam", first revenue flight will be KL651 AMS-IAD on Sep. 1.
Other routes will be AMS-EWR/YUL/ACC and routes in the Middle East, according to www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl also on busy routes in Europe (LHR/CDG)

[Edited 2005-08-25 18:32:17]

User currently offlineKL5147 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2005, 319 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 11993 times:

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 16):
"Dam-Amsterdam" as mentioned along with the picture.
KLM A330's will be named by famous squares from around the world



Quoting SK601 (Reply 17):
PH-AOA is called "Dam-Amsterdam",

Thankz guys, I obvious was too exited to see this bird at her new home, I didn't read the text well!  ashamed 



"The world is just a click away!"
User currently offlineHawaijahaz From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 352 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 11855 times:

Awesome! That is one sweet looking bird. Congrats to KLM.

User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 11740 times:

SK601

Are you sure it will fly to CDG ?


User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 849 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 11702 times:

Is this the 1st Airbus ever in the KLM fleet, was there A300 or/and A310´s?

The KLM 332 is a beauty, thats for sure  bigthumbsup 

Micke//SE  Confused



Airbus SAS - Love them both
User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 11685 times:

Hi!

It would be great if KL would make a "tour" around most of european capitals flying their regular routes at least once, replacing regular equipment!!! Anyway like someone said perhaps the most stricking livery in this airplane ( well KL livery WILL ALWAYS be stricking in ANY AIRPLANE they buy!!!! )
Regards


User currently offlineDakota From Netherlands, joined Feb 2000, 148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 11635 times:

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 21):
Is this the 1st Airbus ever in the KLM fleet, was there A300 or/and A310´s?

KLM did fly the A310-200 between 1983 and 1996.


User currently offlineACB777 From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 350 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 11614 times:

Will AMS-YVR eventually become an A330 route (winter)?

25 Airbuseric : I think it's indeed possible to see it at e.g. CDG and/or LHR in the future. What they do nowadays with B767 on those routes (e.g. in case of operati
26 BlrBird : I like KLM blue birds, this is icing on the cake.
27 Airbuseric : anyway, I think LHR has a better chance to get it then CDG Rgds Eric[Edited 2005-08-25 21:22:34]
28 RootsAir : Only one word to say......FANTASTIC THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LIVERY WITH THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BIRD along w the 744) what can one say BRATHAKING
29 Alphafloor : Really nice looking bird ! BTW what are the routes planned for this a/c ? Alphafloor
30 LFutia : Gefeliciteerd KLM met je eerste A330! Congrats KLM with your first A330!
31 GlobeTrekker : Nice!!! Hop I get to fly it soon on a non-rev trip! Lamedianaranja.... planning a shopping trip are we? Globe Trekker / AUA
32 Cruiser : It looks pretty! I bet that KLM will love the performance of it compared to the 767's especially with the current price of crude. James
33 DutchOps : For all interested, this is how the 767 retiring schedule looks like Reg C/n In Service Phased Out PH-BZB (C/n 27958/589) August 1995 September 2005 P
34 Post contains images Checo77 : Congrats to my favorite airline with this bird!!!! I wish many, many, many happy passangers, landings, flights, etc. That A332 looks absolutely great
35 AirxLiban : Can only think of one thing that could improve the way this KL 330 looks and that is a pair of Trent 772s underneath the wings instead of those CF6s.
36 Post contains images A340600 : Nice looking bird, shame she doesn't have the right engines though Sam
37 LegendDC9 : Seriously though, is there a better paint scheme out there? I was a bit upset and nostalgic when they changed it a bit recently but I got over it. sim
38 Post contains images AA777 : Gread looking bird. I cant wait to see it at IAD when it completes its maiden flight IAD-AMS I am planning to be there to see it land / taxi in and re
39 TranStar : Yay! I am probably going to be flying on her in October when I fly to AMS from IAD. TranStar
40 KLM685 : AMAZING AIRCRAFT!!!! Every single airliner looks good in KLM colors, they have that something that makes them look amazing. I never liked the A330, bu
41 Lindy : I'm sorry to dissapoint you, but KLM A330 wont get water cannon salute. They are doing it only for new airlines, not new aircraft types. Rafal
42 AlitaliaMD11 : They might give PH-AOA a water salute at IAD since it will be the first passenger flight for the plane. I can't wait to see this beautiful plane at E
43 Post contains images Scotland1979 : You better visit Toronto one day so I can arrange spot her. Keep me posted Would love to see KLM A330s in Toronto beside 747s and 777s Count me in! Co
44 Post contains links and images VirginA340 : All I can say is "wow"! I remember when they started flying the 772 into Kennedy. I hope they do well with the IAD run. Congrats to KLM and may they
45 Post contains links and images GlobeTrekker : Here are some pictures of the delivery day. The photos are courtesy of KLM Presslink. Globe Trekker
46 Kappel : KLM also at one point had 10 a313's. Those were replaced with the 763's, wich are now being replaced with these a332's. Talk about coming full circle
47 Post contains links and images ChrisH : Are there any pictures of the interior available yet? edit; nevermind, found this shot, doesnt show if there are any `PTVs though. View Large View Med
48 Post contains images SK601 : Seatpitch 31".....ouch . Like the other KL longhaul, it will be cramped... too bad!
49 Worldliner : i have to say i am surprised that klm have bought an airbus as the rest of there entire fleet is boeing. worldliner
50 WINGS : Why not. The A330-200 is replacing an inferior airplane, while at the same time retaining some commodity with Air France and its fleet. Too bad that
51 Worldliner : what routes will it be flying? worldliner
52 Post contains links Fkruiver : Today i'll try to upload two movies which will contain yesterdays first arrival of KLM's A330.... First one the flyby and the second the actual landin
53 SAS_A330-300 : As mentioned AMS-IAD will be the first one. EWR receives their first KL 330 on Oct 2. Hope to fly one them soon!
54 FOMEA : "Dam-Amsterdam" Looking good. Congrats to KLM. Regards. F-OMEA.
55 Keesje : Some of the folks on the pics above would be interested, could I get them somehow? see my profile for address. rgds Kees
56 Post contains links Fkruiver : I've created a new post for this video. enjoy! : Video KLM A330 First Arrival Eham (by Fkruiver Aug 26 2005 in Civil Aviation)[Edited 2005-08-26 16:07
57 Post contains links and images AlitaliaMD11 : They do have PTVs. It is the same interior as the B777. View Large View MediumPhoto © Frans Zwart - DutchOps KLM offers a great AVOD system on t
58 Lamedianaranja : Today it went to XCR (Chalons sur Marne) for a training flight. I saw it come back around 1700hrs at SPL, maybe she goes again tomorrow. Full load fo
59 Kaitak : I saw it on Monday at AMS, parked at the remote area between Piers D and E. Managed to get a reasonably good shot anyway - if not quite A.net standard
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