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KLM Cityhopper Order?  
User currently offlineFlying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4160 posts, RR: 36
Posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1091 times:

Airlinersonline reports that KLM Cityhopper has signed a LoI for 30 "Bombardier 728JET". Means: either for the CRJ700 or the 728JET. Has anyone info about this LoI?

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Flying-Tiger


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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1044 times:

First I heard about it. What would they need them for, anyway? Their Fokker 50s and 70s are not that old (and KLM likes them a lot, last I heard they were looking to procure some more of them on the 2nd hand market).



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User currently offlineFlying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4160 posts, RR: 36
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1015 times:

Word is that they get 5 additional F70 by August 2002 but will later start gradually replacing the oldest F70s with the new RJs on order(?). I always though decision would be around 2003, not in late 2001...

Regards
Flying-Tiger



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User currently offlinePetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3341 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 995 times:

A few weeks ago KLM Cityhopper received a F70. It was an ex pelita aircraft registered PK-PFE. I do not know the new registration yet.


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User currently offlinePetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3341 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 987 times:

By the way Flying-Tiger, were did you read that the order would be "either for the CRJ700 or the 728JET" cause it clearly states that the 728JET has been ordered. There has been no mention of the CRJ700.


(the story of airlinersonline.com)
KLM cityhopper (Amsterdam) will take delivery in August 2002 two ex-Austrian Fokker F.28 Mk. 0070s (OE-LFS and OE-LFT) with three ex-bmi F.28 Mk. 0070s following a few weeks later (they expect to have 20 in service by next winter). Eventually all of their Fokker F.27 Mk. 050s and F.28 Mk. 0070s will be replaced with 30 Bombardier 728JETs (a letter of intent has been signed).



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User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 42
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 972 times:

30 Bombardier 728JETs

Bombardier make the CRJ700. The 728JET is a FairchildDornier project.

Hence the uncertainty about the LOI, and the question.

V/F



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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 956 times:

Nothing on either the KLMC or FairchildDornier websites about it.
For those curious: listprice for the 728Jet is $28.75M in Jan.2001 prices. Bombardier does not list prices I could find.
Nothing on the website from Bombardier or KLM either.



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User currently offlineFlying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4160 posts, RR: 36
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 955 times:

VirginFlyer, you got my point. Anyway, if they have signed a LoI I bet it is for the 728JET. Offers more than the CRJ700 does, especially passenger comfort and a bigger business class which is important for KLM Cityhopper.


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User currently offlineLj From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 928 times:

The reg of the new F70 is PH-KZN.

BTW the story of the F70 replacement has been confirmed on the Dutch spotters list by someone who works for KLM. However, it's not confirmed that KLM already signed anything

Regards
Laurens


User currently offlinePetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3341 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 906 times:

Stupid I did not see that mistake earlier (Bombardier 728JET). Must have been to focussed on the upcoming new year.

LJ, with the Dutch Spotters list do you mean DSML or another one. I cannot find any KLM employee confirming this story. Somebody (and that somebody would be me ) did copy the story from airlinersonline.com. Nothing about the 728. The addition of F70s has been confirmed.



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User currently offlineLj From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 905 times:

Peter, you're right I mixed up two people. I'm not sure if the guy works for KLM. However, he confirms the airlinersonline.com story except for the fact of the LoI with Dornier.

Regards
Laurens


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