KL would gladly give up some slots to enable this route, just like they did recently on behalf of Norwegian and Air Bridge Cargo. Kidding aside, the Randstad area in which AMS is located houses about 8 million people, most within about a half our train ride from the airport. Nevertheless, I don't se...Jump to post
Rumor at KLM has is that from around 2020 the -700s will leave the fleet and that they may be replaced by the E195E2. Just a little lower seatcount, but operated under the lower cost Cityhopper brand. This would of course first have to go by the KLM pilot union VNV.Jump to post
I wouldn’t say ‘so little snow’. Yes, snowfall in the low countries was only about 20cm over 2 days. That doesn’t sound like much, but it’s the most accumulation in such a short period I have seen locally since I was a kid. And I’m 52 now... AMS has 2 full sets of snowclearing equipment but just cou...Jump to post
But the short sleeve uniform shirt looks wrong outside of island hopping. I always thought long sleeve shits presented a possible safety hazard with the risk of getting caught onto someting while moving aroud in the cockpit. The MD11 inadvertent slat extension events come to mind. (Yes, the design ...Jump to post
: Their MD-11s are not that old, and certainly still very good for cargo runs By 2024 the youngest MD11 will be 23-years old. Remember LHC flies their fleet worldwide around the clock, these aren't package freighters that only fly a couple of hours a night. Another thing that may become a problem i...Jump to post
According to Planespotters it’s a 15-year old -ERF. Definately worth it to iron out the wrinkles.
https://m.planespotters.net/airframe/Bo ... s/17xqsZYY
Excuse my ignorance in this matter, but isn’t this the same airline that crashed a 747F in Bishkek this january? The runway being relatively short should be no excuse for an overrun. A correct takeoff performance calculation should guarantee a safe stop before the end of the runway. Lets hope the in...Jump to post
Dutch slotcoordinator: Government succumbs to Russian blackmail and more contries will follow.
Article from a respectable newspaper (sorry, Dutch only):
https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2017/11/02/ka ... 5-a1579813
We should know by tomorrow.
What Andrej says:
http://www.aircargonews.net/news/airlin ... gency.html
One of the Dutch newspapers reported this morning that up to 15% of KLM longhaul ops would be affected with flight times increasing by 3 to 5 hours. Ouch.Jump to post
hiflyeras wrote:A reckless stunt that would have never been approved by the local tower.
Well.. it's not even 8AM yet over here. Or are you pointing at this from Airbus:
"Follow live coverage of the A330neo first flight on Twitter and Facebook on October 19* with the hashtag #A330neoFF, starting at approximately 10 a.m. CET, 8 a.m. GMT "
And then fly BOG-CDG non-stop? Interesting.. No room left for flowers I suppose.Jump to post
Cargo fire warning:
https://www.rte.ie/news/munster/2017/10 ... y-landing/
MP6163 is scheduled to land at 1115 local time today, carrying relief supplies destined for St. Maarten. It will remain on the ground till tomorrow for crewrest reasons and continue to BOG and ATL afterwards. Scheduled departure is at 1145 local. Note: PH-MPS is the only airplane in the MP/KL cargo ...Jump to post
Before the AeroPeru and Birginair accidents the Boeing QRH did not have any procedures concerning unreliable airspeed indication. After the lessons were learned from these two events recall items and an accompanying checklist were introduced to deal with these pitot static system related issues. Not...Jump to post
That may have been stated on here by some people however it is not true. For example the tailwind component after passing the initial approach fix at LIMES exceeded parameters. It would also mean the splays used in the procedure design for the missed approach would have been invalid. Also the appro...Jump to post
That sounds pretty harsh. According to the Latam Cargo website the company still opereates 9 767F.
Just out of curiosity, how many 777F did LAN have? I used to see them everywhere. And where did they all go? One does not hear very often about airlines phasing out the T7F. Only AF comes to mind. For a lot of markets it seems the perfect 744F replacement, similar payload with much lower operating c...Jump to post
Do they still lease a 747 freighter from Atlas Air? They are short a frame cycling one at a time to heavy checks. mps just came back from long term maint in China. Nope, the Atlas wetlease ended a few weeks ago after the D-check for the BCF and subsequent C-check for an ERF were completed. MPS will...Jump to post
The E70 and E75 are regional jets, but I'm not so sure I'd call the E90 and E95 regional jets especially when they have replaced a lot of A319 or 737-700 flying. And retirements of planes only as old as 12 years is really unimpressive even if they are regional jets. There are 20 year old CRJs still...Jump to post
Several news sources reporting an aircraft being intercepted yesterday over the province of Zeeland, southwestern Netherlands. The operation was performed by a pair of F16s scrambled from Volkel AB. According to spotterssite Scramble it concerned BA663, enroute from ATH to LHR that has misdialled a ...Jump to post
It's interesting that these 772ERs don't seem to have much of a resale/reuse market outside of the Russian charterers. Is the used 772 now obsolete for new players? Is ANYONE accumulating 772 pax anymore? I suppose you could put part of the blame on the ever increasing capabilties of the A333 over ...Jump to post
barney captain wrote:As in the case of KLM, a single type on the 777/787 may very well mean the fleet is segregated operationally and no crew would work both interchangeably.
KLM pilots fly the 777/787 on a single typerating. That puzzles me, since beneath the skin these are two totally different aircraft. The similarities more or less end at the FMC/MCP and FBW.Jump to post
A rather interesting read:
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... serve-cash
Newbiepilot wrote:Who is in the market for more 180 seat jets? United, American, Delta, Air France, British Airways, KLM?
I wonder which pilot 'pool' is more attractive to AF-KL? I could imagine the management team keeping the MP guys stringing along to keep to keep the AF/KL pilots in line. Some airlines have different contracts for the freighter boys so if the unions don't tow the line MP may get to operate the whol...Jump to post
Martinair PH-MPS was flown to China, is this the end of life for the -400BCF? This leaves KLM/Martinair with just 3 freighters. 27 Year-old PH-MPS is presently in XMN undergoing a D-check. During this check AFKL are wetleasing an Atlas 744ERF to operate the AMS-MIA-BOG routes. It will be interestin...Jump to post
LHR-AMS on a BA763, 200NM/370KM.Jump to post
Great video of the first flight of Fokker's F28 'Fellowship'. 50 Years ago today.
Funny conversation (only in Dutch unfortunately) between the crew and Fokker HQ during the testflight. A pretty relaxed event if you compare it to today's hoopla.
Video of the arrival, water salute and and departure from AMS:
From a pilot's point of view, an airport located in the North Sea is just far too dangerous. The artist impressions shown in the link above proves these guys have no clue what they are talking about. Six parallel runways in the open sea. Sure. This airport would be completely closed due to strong w...Jump to post
From a pilot's point of view, an airport located in the North Sea is just far too dangerous. The artist impressions shown in the link above proves these guys have no clue what they are talking about. Six parallel runways in the open sea. Sure. This airport would be completely closed due to strong wi...Jump to post
But one Martinair aircraft left, it is only a matter of time before Martinair branded aircraft are gone. That I can agree with. MP still has certain traffic rights connected to its own AOC, and serves as a vehicle to employ the 100 pilots or so that the KLM pilot union wants to keep out the door. T...Jump to post
b747400erf wrote:KLM serves BOG daily on a 747 freighter
I'll start assembling data for a "Spring 2017" edition.
Will try to get it up this week if schedule permits.
KL has no plans to phase out the 3 -ERF's in the foreseeable future. Cargo boss De Nooijer has said the freighters will stick around until well into the 2020's. The fate of the oddball BCF in the fleet has not been decided on yet, although its lease is up for renewal in early 2018. Also don't forget...Jump to post