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PH-PBA Latest Livery Design Match With PH-BXA  
User currently offlineOwleye From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 979 posts, RR: 1
Posted (5 years 2 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3141 times:

DDA Classic Airlines, a Dutch association which preserves and operates classic aircraft, associated with the Aviation Theme Park Aviodrome in Lelystad and with KLM as its main sponsor has repainted their C47-A Skytrain (DC3-A) in a less classic KLM scheme than the PH-PBA flew before. The PBA bears the name of Princess Amalia, first grand child of H.M. Queen Beatrix. This latest KLM retro livery is the same as KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is operating now with their Boeing 737-800, reg. PH-BXA. This KLM logo and livery design with the diagonal dark and light blue striping and red KLM titles originates from 1958 and was designed by the Chicago based ad agency Erwin Wasey, Ruthrauff & Ryan.

Is this latest PH-PBA livery painted on purpose and upon request of KLM to have a uniform KLM retro scheme presentation?

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[Edited 2011-03-30 13:46:36]

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User currently offlinelarspl From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 474 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2795 times:

the PBA is repainted on request of KLM and the work is done by the KLM Decoration team.
the other 'PH-PBA' F-AZTE and the PBA were both painted in a retro KLM on the left and a retro AF on the right side.
Both our now repainted in respectively full retro AF and full retro KLM colours.

The current retro PBA scheme comes close to the current KLM house style colours; blue white and orange.
The purpose was not to line up the scheme with the 737.
There are only so many retro schemes KLM could choose from, and they wanted a livery which was applied to a DC-3 in reality. From the ones they could choose from, this was the one most different from the previous PBA livery.

Unfortunately not on airliners.net; http://www.planepictures.net/show.php?id=513473

DDA Classic Airlines has changed its sight seeing flighs slightly and will try to give more of a Experience than merely looking outside to the Dutch Bulb fields.
They are also looking in to visiting some airshows they haven't visited yet or lately.

The official start of the flying season is at May 1st.
I recommend;
ow.. bytheway; they just started a facebook page as well..!

User currently offlineOwleye From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 979 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2683 times:

Great. Valuable inside feedback larspl, thank you!

Some nice additional pictures of the latest PH-PBA livery, released by DDA Classic Airlines can be found on my blog:


[Edited 2011-03-31 02:04:25]

User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1716 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 23 hours ago) and read 2195 times:

The KLM livery, as displayed on PH-PBA and PH-BXA, is the best ever on a KLM plane IMHO !!!

Looks very 'modern'... 

don't throw away tomorrow !
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