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KLM Orders 8 777-200ERs And 3 747-400FERs!  
User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 2 months 6 days ago) and read 3303 times:

Great selection for KLM!


KLM Airlines Announces Selection of Boeing 777-200ERs and 747-400ER Freighters

AMSTERDAM, March 28, 2002 - Boeing today affirms that KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has announced its intent to replace its Boeing 747-300 airplane types with eight Boeing 777-200ER (Extended Range) passenger jetliners and three 747-400ER freighters. These will be the first 777s and the first 747-400 freighters for the Netherlands-based carrier.
The first 777-200ER will be delivered in late 2003. The 747 freighters will replace 747-300 Special Freighters.

KLM will use the 777 on intercontinental routes from Amsterdam. The 747-400 freighter will be used on KLM long-range cargo routes.

"KLM will join a group of the world's premier airlines who rely on the technologically advanced 777 to provide passengers shorter trip times with convenient service on long-haul routes," said Alan Mulally, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "In becoming the 14th customer for the 747-400 freighter, KLM Cargo, already a leader in the cargo industry, will operate the world's most efficient freighter -- the airplane that has been a key driver in the growth of the industry."

The 777 also has a reputation for being environmentally responsible.

"With its high-performance wing, efficient engines and lighter structure, the 777 is significantly more fuel-efficient than competing products," said Toby Bright, executive vice president of Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "Fuel efficiency means not only lower operating costs for the airline, but lower emissions into the atmosphere."

Besides using less fuel, the 777 is quiet and has less of an impact on the communities located near airports. The 777's engines meet community noise restrictions well below international Chapter 3 limits and even below future Stage 4 limits.

Major airlines all over the world, including three of Europe's largest carriers, fly the 777. To date, 600 have been ordered since the 777 was launched in 1990, and nearly 400 have been delivered.

KLM, which began operations in 1919, was a launch customer for both the 747-200, the 747-400 Combi and the 737-900.


Contacts: Cheryl Addams, Seattle, +1 (206) 766-2919 or +1 (206) 248-3956

Caroline Harris, Brussels, +32 477 557 667

Debbie Heathers (777 Program, Seattle), +1 (425) 342-2902

Gary Lesser (747 Program, Seattle), +1 (425) 342-4773

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User currently offlineCobra27 From Slovenia, joined May 2001, 1103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3175 times:


User currently offlineVunz From Netherlands, joined Jun 2001, 361 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3145 times:

Will they order 747-400F SUD? Like all their other 747's?

User currently offlineIl76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2239 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3137 times:

Ehh.. Vunz... There is no such thing as a 747-400ERF SUD...

User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3097 times:

So far 8 777s and 3 744ERFs, there is no such thing as a SUD 747 Freighter. Anyways im betting there will be more 777 orders in the future.

User currently offlineBoeing 747-311 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 795 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3083 times:

How many a330s?

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User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 2 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3070 times:

An undisclosed amount at this time.

User currently offlinePW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 3104 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (14 years 2 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3044 times:



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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 8, posted (14 years 2 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3014 times:

No A330s have yet been ordered. The possibility of an A330 order as part of the second phase (replacement of the MD-11 and 767-300ER) has been kept open, that's all.
The A330 does come closest to the 767-300ER in terms of capability (unless the replacement is another 767-300ER or ERX, which is not talked about). If replacements in that batch would be equal numbers to the current fleet, the 2nd batch would comprise 10 777s and 10 A330s (or possibly 20 of either type).

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