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KLMs 737-300s To Be Scrapped  
User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10654 posts, RR: 9
Posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4483 times:

The first two, PH-BDC and D, will be ferried to Kemble these days to be dismantled.
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User currently offlineJfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8288 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4279 times:
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KLM has had those for 20 - 25 years, they much have 70,000 cycles and 80,000 hours on teh frames.

User currently offlineBmiBaby737 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1798 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3552 times:

These two will join PH-BDA which ferried AMS-EGBP 08 October 2009 for scrapping



User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3528 times:

KLM had some bad experiences after old machines were sold cheap to new owners who went "ambitious" with them regarding flight safety. If something would have happened an extensive "back to birth" investigation would have to be done by KLM..

The KLM 737-300s were well maintained, have upgraded cabins (big bins), new seats, meet all noise requirements, have low unit costs etc. Shame, I have the feeling there are many worse machines around..



User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4304 posts, RR: 36
Reply 4, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3435 times:



Quoting Keesje (Reply 3):
KLM had some bad experiences after old machines were sold cheap to new owners who went "ambitious" with them regarding flight safety. If something would have happened an extensive "back to birth" investigation would have to be done by KLM..

Can you elaborate that statement?
I think about the major older types which have usually been sold to decent airlines. The A-310s went to FedEx, the 767s spread over a few airlines like Aeroflot, the DC-8s also had long lifes as cargo machines, only some 743 operators like Phuket Airways were a bit questionable but it was either them or the scrapman, it wouldn't put KLM in a bad light if someone crashes a former KLM machine, right?



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