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KLM 777 Orders Due In June  
User currently offlineAIRNZ_747-800 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (15 years 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2385 times:

In April, a member of this discussion forum mentioned that KLM will have a "huge" order of Boeing 777 -200/300's in June, 2001. This member explained that KLM will order these 777's in order to replace their MD-11's, Boeing 767-300's and their 747 classics. Can anyone confirm this?

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User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2307 times:

I don't think everyone can confirm this 777 orders until KLM announced it.

User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4534 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (15 years 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2297 times:

This is just a rumor right now. KLM will announce their order in June. They will probably be ordering the 777-200ER and possibly -300ER. We may even see 764 orders, but right now, these are all just rumors.

User currently offlineSinlock From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1692 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (15 years 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2278 times:

As of the 1st May KLM has NO orders for the 777.
The only Boeing aircraft that are still on order are
4 737s and 3 747s

Boeing has 2 777s listed as "Unidentified"

User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 13265 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (15 years 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2210 times:

Don't forget, the Paris Air Show is next month, so it's quite possible that this (along with a fairly big EK order) would be Boeing's big announcement. KLM has been mentioned as a 777 possibility for quite a while and with more opportunities opening up to dump the M11s on freight airlines, they may well take the chance. The initial order would be for 777s, but in the long term, the 764 would be quite possible - the commonality between them, in terms of cabin design and crew cross training - would make the type a strong contender.

The initial order may not be that large and don't forget, many airlines will be looking at what Boeing comes up with for the SC. The likes of KL, SQ, EK etc. don't want to place big 777 orders and then find that the aircraft is rendered obsolete within 5-10 years by the SC.

User currently offlineOliver From Switzerland, joined Oct 1999, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (15 years 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2189 times:

Why does KLM already want to replace the 767-300? How old are they?

User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6832 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (15 years 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2184 times:

The two "unidentified" 777s are going to Egypt Air. We'll have to wait and see to hear something official whether KLM will order 777s. The Paris Air Show would be a likely place to announce an order just like it was mentioned already. The777Man

Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly....LX and LH 777s
User currently offlineGOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (15 years 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2176 times:

I look forward to see whatBoeing comes up with in next moinths Paris Air Show. But as long as Boeing and KLM amke a pressrelease it's still jnust a rumor that KLM will order the 777.


Just like birdwatching - without having to be so damned quiet!
User currently offlineJAL From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 5095 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (15 years 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2120 times:

I look forward to hearing the news!!!!!!!!!

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User currently offlineKHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1621 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (15 years 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2067 times:

Why would'nt KLM consider the new A340(500&600) or the A330.......... why is all the order talk just about B777 and B767 ?

User currently offlineGunfighter 6 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2001, 404 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (15 years 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2044 times:

Oh I sure hope they will order the 777.
I cannot wait to see it in the KLM Livery.  Big thumbs up

The reason why KLM is not considering Airbus aircraft is probably because they have a long history with Boeing and it is unlikely they will abandon it that easy.
furthermore allmost the entire KLM fleet are Boeing Aircraft.

I really think they should go for the triple seven.

User currently offlineBoeing in pdx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (15 years 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2028 times:

KLM is boeing's "Tobrok" in Europe

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