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KLM Boeing 747-300 Status  
User currently offlineAIRNZ_747-800 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1929 times:

Hey guys. I was just wondering if any of KLM's purebred 747-300's, PH-BUU, PH-BUV and PH-BUW, are still in the KLM fleet or have any of them been retired?

Here is PH-BUU:


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Here is PH-BUV:


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And here is PH-BUW:


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User currently offlineAIRNZ_747-800 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1863 times:

I sure hope all three of them are still in the fleet, because I luuuvvvvv KLM's 747-300's. I think the 743 looks best in KLM livery. I sure hope that none of KLM's pure 743's are retired. I could care less about all of those converted 742's that KLM had. Those were some old jets! But as far as the three that I have mentioned, I hope that they are still in the fleet! I will miss them when they are gone!

User currently offlineMalina From Germany, joined Jul 2000, 146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1828 times:

They are still in service, you can check the KLM fleet page for further information:
http://about.klm.com/Fleet/Fleet.asp


User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16367 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1821 times:

The KLM 743's are younger than the 742SUD's...so the 743's are likely to be replaced/retired at a later date.




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days ago) and read 1818 times:

I saw PH-BUW in Toronto last thursday, flying as usual.

Charles


User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13253 posts, RR: 77
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days ago) and read 1804 times:

Those converted SUD's maybe old, but KLM's engineering & maintenance standards are second to none.
The cockpits were modernised with LCD's, digital engine fuel monitoring, flight management systems and ACARS. I assume this removed the need for an E/O, anyone know for sure?


User currently offlineAIRNZ_747-800 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1755 times:

Thanks for the information guys! GDB, have KLM's 747SUD cockpits been installed with the right-angle vertical engine displays like those found on the pure 747-300's?

Here is the pure 743 cockpit:Notice the vertical engine displays.......


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