Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 21 Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 730 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).
Flying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4111 posts, RR: 39 Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 701 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...
Petertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3230 posts, RR: 13 Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 673 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).
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 21 Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 642 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.
Flying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4111 posts, RR: 39 Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 641 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.
Petertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3230 posts, RR: 13 Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 592 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.