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KLM's First 737-700 Rolls Out At Renton  
User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 12852 times:

Here she is!



Kudos to Andrew Sieber on giving us the first glimpse!

[Edited 2008-07-09 16:04:04]

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User currently offlineKL808 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1584 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 12843 times:

When did they order this? How many -700's will KL receive?

Did KL switch some -800's to 700's.

Im a bit surprised they went with the 700's even though they do have the older 300's.

Drew



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User currently offlineGreggarious From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 361 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 12827 times:

Solid! Looking forward to that wonderful blue livery gracing the skies!

User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 12828 times:



Quoting KL808 (Reply 1):

The order was placed last year.

Quote:
KLM orders Next Generation Boeing 737-700 aircraft
LE BOURGET, France, June 20, 2007 – KLM Royal Dutch Airlines today announced an order for seven Next Generation Boeing 737-700s. At an estimated value of $413 million at list prices, the order for the Boeing 737-700 will bring a new model type to KLM’s fleet. KLM holds options for another seven Boeing 737-700s. KLM is also converting three existing Boeing 737-800 orders to Boeing 737-700s, to be delivered summer 2008, bringing KLM’s total unfilled orders for the Boeing 737-700 to ten, and six unfilled orders for the Boeing 737-800. KLM is acquiring more Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft to replace its Boeing 737 Present Generation and to expand its European short-haul operations. KLM will align the specification and operation of the Boeing 737-700 closely with its affiliate airline transavia.com.



User currently offlineSXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2298 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 12839 times:

Damn probably two of the most attractive 737-700's next to each other! Well they will soon be attractive  Wink.


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User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9731 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 12818 times:



Quoting Flynavy (Thread starter):
Here she is!

As another member in this forum said about the first DL 737-700:

"Has it been spanked already to see if it's alive already?"

A388 Big grin


User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12411 posts, RR: 37
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 12525 times:

Lovely looking machine; will become PH-BGG.

User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 12267 times:



Quoting KL808 (Reply 1):
Im a bit surprised they went with the 700's even though they do have the older 300's.

That's exactly why they were ordered, to replace the -300's. KL has already started retiring the -300's from their fleet, they were some of the oldest aircraft in the KL fleet (the early builds anyway).

Quoting Kaitak (Reply 6):
Lovely looking machine; will become PH-BGG.

I wonder what names they will use for the -700's. KL usually has a theme with every model (birds, national parks, etc).



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User currently offlineLarSPL From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 473 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 12240 times:

since the -800 and -900 are both being named after Birds, i expect the same here.


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User currently offlineStylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 2952 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 12068 times:

which routes are supposed to get this new and shiny bird?

User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24913 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 12056 times:



Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 9):
which routes are supposed to get this new and shiny bird?

Aberdeen is the first IIRC.



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User currently offlineRaggi From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 998 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 12028 times:

737-7K2 or 737-706?


filler filler


raggi



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User currently offlineDALCE From Netherlands, joined Feb 2007, 1677 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 12024 times:



Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 9):
which routes are supposed to get this new and shiny bird?

AFAIK it will just be deployed in the fleet and routed to all 737 destination in the network.
I fear for you that FRA will not be amongst them, as KL mostly operates the Fokker 70 / 100 into FRA.



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User currently offlineStylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 2952 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (6 years 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 11881 times:



Quoting DALCE (Reply 12):
AFAIK it will just be deployed in the fleet and routed to all 737 destination in the network.
I fear for you that FRA will not be amongst them, as KL mostly operates the Fokker 70 / 100 into FRA.

no worries, there is also IST amongst my frequent destinations which is also a 737 route  Wink
sure enough a beautiful bird to catch my 1st 737-700  Smile


User currently onlineSXI899 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2008, 268 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 11753 times:



Quoting Raggi (Reply 11):
737-7K2 or 737-706?

-7K2. The K2 customer code has also been used for the latest batch of -800s as well.



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User currently offlineDALCE From Netherlands, joined Feb 2007, 1677 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (6 years 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 11655 times:



Quoting Raggi (Reply 11):
737-7K2 or 737-706?

All 737NG's are -*K2's. Why they adopted the HV customer code on the 737 fleet I don't know.
The 737-300 / -400 are -*06's though

cheers,
Joost



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User currently offlineRaggi From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 998 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (6 years 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 11572 times:



Quoting DALCE (Reply 15):
All 737NG's are -*K2's. Why they adopted the HV customer code on the 737 fleet I don't know.
The 737-300 / -400 are -*06's though

Yes, puzzling why they are all "K2"s, even the -900s.



raggi



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User currently offlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3741 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (6 years 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 11428 times:
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Quoting DALCE (Reply 15):
Why they adopted the HV customer code on the 737 fleet I don't know.



Quoting Raggi (Reply 16):
Yes, puzzling why they are all "K2"s, even the -900s.

It's because KLM has agreements with Transavia. When KLM orders an NG737 from Boeing, it's a transaction done through Transavia. The airplane is painted right away in KLM livery but on paper it is like if Transavia bought it. Why only the NG737' at KLM have this customer code? Because the NG737 is the only aircraft Transavia flies, I believe they have 700's and 800's.

KLM and Transavia probably agreed with each other about that, to get good deals from Boeing.

Ben Soriano
Brussels Belgium



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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16824 posts, RR: 51
Reply 18, posted (6 years 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 11388 times:

Are they building new condos around Renton? I hope there are no NIMBY issues.


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User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4670 posts, RR: 50
Reply 19, posted (6 years 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 11321 times:



Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 13):
no worries, there is also IST amongst my frequent destinations which is also a 737 route Wink

But IST is a route which sees a lot of traffic and a -700 might be too small for it.



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User currently offlineBrons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3007 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (6 years 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 11270 times:



Quoting STT757 (Reply 18):
Are they building new condos around Renton? I hope there are no NIMBY issues.

I noticed that as well. Would be neat to be able to watch what's going on at the factory.



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User currently offlineStylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 2952 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (6 years 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 11207 times:



Quoting JRadier (Reply 19):
But IST is a route which sees a lot of traffic and a -700 might be too small for it.

well, this could be truth! anyway Aberdeen is also a nice city to visit, isnt it?  Wink


User currently offlineLarSPL From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 473 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 11104 times:

the K2 code is discussed before.
IIRC it has something to do with not having to do recertification of a sub-variant or something..



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User currently offlineDALCE From Netherlands, joined Feb 2007, 1677 posts, RR: 7
Reply 23, posted (6 years 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 10235 times:



Quoting JRadier (Reply 19):
But IST is a route which sees a lot of traffic and a -700 might be too small for it.

TK is operating the 330 and 340's on a regular base to AMS.
Nice to see them standing there next to the KE 332  Smile



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User currently offlineFlyin5glow From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 66 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (6 years 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 9928 times:

why was it in Renton and not in Everett or the Boeing Field?


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25 JRadier : Only during the summer holidays when loads of Turks go back to Turkey. TK normally operates 737-800 equipment (although it varies).
26 Viscount724 : The title of the thread says it was "rolled out" which would imply that it hasn't made its first flight yet.
27 BA319-131 : - Correct, saves KL having to pay for it to be certified as a -706. M
28 RobK : It will be PH-BGD and it is a -706 not 7K2. Source = Boeing in-house documentation. R
29 Post contains links CHabu : Hiya, More info on the Dutch airliners can be found here: http://www.scramble.nl/forum/viewtopic.php?p=256583 Where all relevant info will be added wh
30 Starglider : It will be PH-BGD and is a -7K2 not -706. Will be named "Goldcrest/Goudhaantje." Starglider
31 RobK : Okay... Boeing, who, incidentally, make the plane are wrong, and you, as an armchair CEO are right. Yep. R
32 Ikramerica : Never heard of the 737PG before.
33 Starglider : What or who i am is irrelevant but i'm certainly not who you perceive me to be. Time will tell, i'm sure it is -7K2. As mentioned before all of the 7
34 Post contains links and images Flynavy : Here she is in full livery: Great shot, Andrew!
35 A388 : I agree, that is a fantastic shot!!! A388
36 Viscount724 : Although it's daylight, why does the strobe beacon on the top of the fuselage seem to be so bright? Looks almost artificially enhanced with a halo ar
37 DALCA : Looks good, can't wait to see it at AMS!!!!
38 RoseFlyer : Yes there are tons of new condos and apartments being built both in downtown Renton and also on former Boeing property next to the factory that was s
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