Vunz From Netherlands, joined Jun 2001, 360 posts, RR: 1 Posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1650 times:
I heard from a friend working eith the KLM that they plan to replace their 767 fleet with 777 to be able to compete with other airlines flying to/from the middle east. I this rumour founded; has anyone heard it too?
Godbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2752 posts, RR: 17 Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1495 times:
Well that's it when you wait for an airline to make an order... They will never do it when it is expected... Funny but true...
I hope they order some 777s in the next weeks or months but I'll be happy if they do so before 2020...
Godbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2752 posts, RR: 17 Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1466 times:
Maybe Lufthansa will give the 764 an uplift to replace the A300 but also here we must have a lot of time...
I doubt KLM will go for the 764 since they aren't too happy with their 763s which they have in their fleet now.
King767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1380 times:
First of all, I don't think KLM is actually going to "replace" the 763s. Airlines just don't replace new aircraft unless that aircraft does not fit in their route structure, or a few other reasons. Mabye KLM will supplement the 763, with let's say the 764, but that's all. Regarding these so called "problems" KLM is having with their 763s, if there are any problems at all it has to do with KLMs route structure, but I really doubt that. KLM must be the only 767 operator experienceing "problems" with their 767s.
NUair From Malaysia, joined Jun 2000, 1181 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1377 times:
Last I heard Ansett was doing really well with their 767's
The KLM 767's leases expire soon (2005?) so they are looking at options of replacing them with alternative aircraft.
All order announcements by KLM have been postponed until they know where they stand with the European alliance partner they are still searching for.
But they have announced plans to replace all Fokker 70 and 100's with new 70 and 100 seat regional jets. They haven't announced the order but with Fokker (yes they still exist) recently agreeing to work with Embraer, and Embraer producing both a 70 and 100 (soon) seat aircraft, hmmmm..... Hey you didn't hear it from me...
My last time at the KL maintenance facility they had a lot of pictures of 777's hanging around and, not that it is that relevent to the 777, but the KL engine shop is being re-fitted to handel P&W engines in addition to the current GE engines.
As for the MD-11's I love so much. They are just baby's, the fleet is only around 8.5 years old everyone else is still using them so why can't KL.
And of course they already announced the classic 747's will be replaced with 747-400's sooo
The big a/c order everyone is waiting on really won't be that big... + fear of an economic downturn might make it that much smaller.
"How Many Assholes we got on this ship?" - Lord Helmet
LJ From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4327 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1345 times:
Nuair, you're correct. The leases on the first 3 B767's will expire in 2005, the next 5 in 2006 and the next two in 2007. Of the other two B767 I don't know when the lease expire as they weren't covered by the initial order. When the lease expires KLM can A) renew the lease for another 10 years, B) buy the B767's, C) lease a different aircraft from ILFC.
Anyway, does anybody know who the unidentified buyer of 25 B737NG's is. I've heard some rumours as the unidentified buyer is KLM.
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 58 Reply 14, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1320 times:
It is likely that KLM will not renew its leases on the 767s, KLM just has not been that happy with the aircraft, I do not think that there is anything wrong with the 763s, they are just not a good fit into KLM's fleet and they want something bigger. The couple of 763s that fly within europe will likely be replaced indirectly by the new 739s, and KLM has been shopping for long time for one aircraft or aircraft family to replace the 763s/MD11s/some of the 747 Classics over time. Its the A330/340 series against the 772/773 variants, and the rumor is that Boeing will win this one. The anouncement has been long delayed. We could be surprised, but its likely that the 777 will replace the 767 in the KLM fleet.
NUair From Malaysia, joined Jun 2000, 1181 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1289 times:
You mean in addition to the 737NG's already ordered? Why would they keep an additional order a secret? Although if you go to pprune.net or .org whatever it is. The KLM uk pilots are talking about 737ng's replacing the current Fokkers. So maybe this is an order for uk... which would be strange since KL will probably have to get rid of KL uk if the merger with BA is to go through.
"How Many Assholes we got on this ship?" - Lord Helmet
LJ From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4327 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1259 times:
From what I hear the rumour is that KLM will order additional B737NG's to replace all the B737-300/400s. This step seems logic to me (the B737-300/400's are getting old) but nothing has been confirmed yet. Fact is that the Boeing site still mentions 25 B737NG's with an unidentified buyer(s). I hope next week (at Le Bourget) we'll hear more.