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Odd Name On KLM´s PH-BVB  
User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 847 posts, RR: 2
Posted (5 years 9 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3784 times:

Was checking on Wikipedia the name of KLM´s PH-BVB 773ER "Fulufjället National Park" and found it was in Sweden...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulufj%C3%A4llet

How come they choose that name on a airliner? Personally I think it´s great but odd.

//Micke  Smile


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User currently offlineBreiz From France, joined Mar 2005, 1893 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (5 years 9 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3740 times:



Quoting Solnabo (Thread starter):
Was checking on Wikipedia the name of KLM´s PH-BVB 773ER "Fulufjället National Park" and found it was in Sweden...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulufj%C3%A4llet

How come they choose that name on a airliner? Personally I think it´s great but odd.

Apart from B777 PH-BQA "Albert Presman" (co-founder of KLM), none of the B777s has a name related to the Netherlands. They are all named after famous places in the world, some of them being on the World Heritage list.


User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 847 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (5 years 9 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3712 times:

Dont they also have Ingrid Bergman a/c in the fleet?

//Micke  Confused



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User currently offlineSWISSER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 9 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3638 times:

yeah and the mother Theresa MD-11 is a bit funny as well!
off course wonderfull lady, but my image of her is that she was old...very very old...

I wonder if there is a "kanariepietje" 737 already!  bigthumbsup 


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24109 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (5 years 9 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3613 times:



Quoting Breiz (Reply 1):
Apart from B777 PH-BQA "Albert Presman" (co-founder of KLM), none of the B777s has a name related to the Netherlands.

Minor spelling correction. His name was Albert Plesman, not Presman.


User currently offlineSK601 From Belgium, joined Jun 2005, 976 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (5 years 9 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3475 times:

B747 - cities
B777-200 - places from the world heritage list, except PHBVA.
B777-300 - national parks
MD11 - famous women
A330 - famous squares
B737-300/400 - explorers
B737-800/900 - birds


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24109 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (5 years 9 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3453 times:



Quoting SK601 (Reply 5):
B747 - cities

Several KL 744s are still named for cities that KL dropped from their route network.

Calgary
Freetown
Karachi
Melbourne
Orlando
Rio de Janeiro


User currently offlinePSPfan From Netherlands, joined Mar 2008, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 9 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3413 times:
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Quoting Breiz (Reply 1):
Apart from B777 PH-BQA "Albert Presman" (co-founder of KLM), none of the B777s has a name related to the Netherlands. They are all named after famous places in the world, some of them being on the World Heritage list.

PH-BVA is named Nationaal Park de Hoge Veluwe. Which is a National Park in the Netherlands.

PSPfan



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User currently offlineBreiz From France, joined Mar 2005, 1893 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (5 years 9 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3200 times:



Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 4):
Minor spelling correction. His name was Albert Plesman, not Presman.



Quoting PSPfan (Reply 7):
PH-BVA is named Nationaal Park de Hoge Veluwe. Which is a National Park in the Netherlands.

Thanks for the corrections. I should read slower  frown 


User currently offlineAriis From Poland, joined Sep 2004, 418 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (5 years 9 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3095 times:



Quoting SK601 (Reply 5):
B777-200 - places from the world heritage list, except PHBVA.

Poster obviously meant "except PHBQA" (Just in case anyone wondered).

FAO



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User currently offlineFlanor From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 9 months 23 hours ago) and read 2996 times:



Quoting SK601 (Reply 5):
B747 - cities
B777-200 - places from the world heritage list, except PHBVA.
B777-300 - national parks
MD11 - famous women
A330 - famous squares
B737-300/400 - explorers
B737-800/900 - birds

B747F - names of famous ships of the Dutch East Indies Company


User currently offlineSK601 From Belgium, joined Jun 2005, 976 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (5 years 9 months 22 hours ago) and read 2928 times:



Quoting Flanor (Reply 10):
B747F - names of famous ships of the Dutch East Indies Company

oops, I forgot the B747F!

Quoting Ariis (Reply 9):
Poster obviously meant "except PHBQA"

Yes, thank you  wink 

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 6):
Several KL 744s are still named for cities that KL dropped from their route network.

Calgary

Correct, but there are rumours that YYC will return in the KL network.
Also, the last letter of the registration, is the first letter of the name of the aircraft,except a few. eg. PHBFA = Atlanta, PHBFB = Bangkok, PHBFC = Calgary etc.



IIRC the Fokker aircraft were named after Dutch cities. Currently the F50/70/100 are nameless. The F27 PH-CHI that crashed shortly after take off from RTM (1981, bad weather)was named "Eindhoven".


User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 12, posted (5 years 9 months 21 hours ago) and read 2868 times:

To furher expand the list:
DC9: European capital cities and Dutch cities (Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo, Athens, Rotterdam, Utrect, etc)
DC10: Composers (Johann Sebastian Bach, Maurice Ravel, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, etc)
B742: Rivers (Mississipi, Danube, Orinco, Ganges, etc)
B743: Inventors (Leonardo Da Vinci, Sir Geoffry de Havilland, Sir Frank Whittle, etc)



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 offlineFlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2050 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (5 years 9 months 18 hours ago) and read 2736 times:

Add to that the A310 fleet that were named after artists


Let's Go British Caledonian!
User currently offlineCityofAthens From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (5 years 9 months 18 hours ago) and read 2708 times:

And the 767s were named after bridges i.e. Bosphoros Bridge etc.

Fantastic idea, I really love the KLM ship names and their brand design ... it's a tragedy that BA, which had similar themes i.e. Rivers, Castles, Forests ditched them with the updated design.

Indeed, one of BA's 767s inspired my username  Wink

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User currently offlineKL577 From Netherlands, joined Oct 2006, 772 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 9 months 17 hours ago) and read 2696 times:



Quoting FlyCaledonian (Reply 13):
Add to that the A310 fleet that were named after artists

Old dutch masters to be precise. My first ever flight on KLM was on the "Albert Cuyp" A310 AMS-BCN in 1990. On the way back I flew "Jeroen Bosch".

Other names of the A310-fleet included Rembrandt van Rijn, Jan Steen, Frans Hals and Johannes Vermeer.


User currently offlineEMB170 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 644 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 9 months 17 hours ago) and read 2693 times:

When the F100s were in the fleet the first time, weren't they named after famous Dutch people?

ex. Antoine van Leeuwenhoek, Rembrandt, etc.



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User currently offlineCityofAthens From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (5 years 9 months 17 hours ago) and read 2677 times:



Quoting KL577 (Reply 15):
Johannes Vermeer

Fabulous Dutch Golden Age artist, and the man behind the infamous "Girl with a Pearl Earring".

Lots of good things come from Holland ... well except those strange shoes ...


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24109 posts, RR: 23
Reply 18, posted (5 years 9 months 16 hours ago) and read 2612 times:



Quoting Kappel (Reply 12):
To furher expand the list:
DC9: European capital cities and Dutch cities (Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo, Athens, Rotterdam, Utrect, etc)
DC10: Composers (Johann Sebastian Bach, Maurice Ravel, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, etc)
B742: Rivers (Mississipi, Danube, Orinco, Ganges, etc)
B743: Inventors (Leonardo Da Vinci, Sir Geoffry de Havilland, Sir Frank Whittle, etc)

And going back a little further:

DC-8: Explorers, scientists, etc. and one politician - Sir Winston Churchill. The first DC-8 (KL's first jet) was named for KLM's co-founder, Albert Plesman, like one of their 777s. Many of the DC-8 names were recycled on the 733/734 fleet.
DC-7C: Seas, in line with the commonly used "Seven Seas" name, a play on words of the -7C model number. Mediterranean Sea and Sea of Japan below.


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Others: Coral Sea, North Sea, Bering Sea, Barents Sea, Arabian Sea, Adriatic Sea, Irish Sea, Baltic Sea, Caribbean Sea, Yellow Sea, Red Sea, Black Sea, Zuiderzee

DC-6: Notable Dutch people including several members of the Royal Family.
Viscount: People associated with aviation history and related discoveries.


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