Does MEX usually get a full pax or a combi? Or a combination of both?Jump to post
So, what’s next for Skylease? With N908AR now written off, they are down to just a single 744F (904AR) and a couple of MD’s. Is there a chance that N903AR could be reactivated? This 744ERF has not flown since march 2017 and appears stored in a Centurion/Skylease hangar on 36th St. In MIA. Any though...Jump to post
The fact that CTG sits at sea level certainly helps. And on top of that it’s also 350NM north of BOG.Jump to post
tkoenig95 wrote:With KLM discontinuing the 74M out of many cargo-heavy markets such as ORD, IAH and SFO what are they doing to recoup the lose of the cargo capacity?
To maximize cargo (flowers) and pax uplift. And AMS of course is just a little further away than e.g. CDG.Jump to post
Do you really think the avarage Dutch flight attendant cares anything about the 80-year war?? Heck, even my parents have long forgiven the Germans.
Can’t handle the truth apparently.
One of the FA’s involved told her side of the story on the KLcrew FB page: Dat was mijn vlucht, die man heeft eerst de grond, daarna mij, de purser en uiteindelijk de captain een grote mond gegeven. Hij weigerde onze instructies te volgen en werd agressief toen zijn bagage verschoven werd en van onz...Jump to post
Took the liberty to run the abovementioned tweet through Translate: Flight Amsterdam-Madrid. They take a Spanish passenger out of an airplane because there is no one on the crew who can speak with him in their language. the pilot says it was impossible to communicate with him. Company shame I'd call...Jump to post
Well, if there are no more combi’s or full pax 747’s headed for a D-check/paintjob I don’t see this happening. Unless... There happen to be two more -400s on the Dutch register that are still due for one. It’s only that the passenger windows are missing and they happen to have a short upper deck. ;)...Jump to post
KLM should select PH-BFY for this special paint scheme for two reasons: - Currently PH-BFY is to be the very last KLM B747 to leave the fleet in June 2021. - PH-BFY is a full pax aircraft and all early B747-206 that actually carried this 1971 KLM livery were full passenger aircraft. But are any of ...Jump to post
Amazed by the fact that KL and HV don't swap their 73NG's for the MAX asap, which would result in a much needed reduced noise footprint around the Dutch airports. I remember some head honcho from LH stating that the NEO has a footprint 50% less than the CEO. Let's get on with it!Jump to post
Lastly, KL has not been doing a good job with their cargo operations under the previous CEO. They lost a lot of business to the ME3, and also to other cargo operators (which they really shouldn't have, they really did screw up). This. And marketshare has been lost for good. AFKL has lost interest i...Jump to post
Sky Lease have only got 4 active frames now. 2x B744s N904AR N908AR and 2x MD11s N986AR N987AR. Their other 747s (N903AR) and MD11s are all long since dead now and probably parts donors. Isn’t N903AR an -ERF? Makes one wonder what may be wrong with this aircraft considering the recent surge in dema...Jump to post
Well, the two main Dutch aviation sites did:
https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/ ... -aan-tampa
https://www.upinthesky.nl/2018/08/22/de ... g-florida/
Both articles in Dutch only, sorry.
I wouldn’t call 0.9 slightly over 0.2. He was drunk by most standards (assuming the article is correct). Assuming he was on a round trip, what condition was he in when departing AMS???
Aesma wrote:Or include AF in the plan being drawn up of French state divestment from various companies (like Paris Aéroports).
KLM should have accepted BA’s merger offer years ago That would have been a far better fit, operationally, financially and culturally No it wouldn’t, it would have meant the end of KLM and the AMS hub would be at nowhere near the size it is now. Plus thousands of jobs lost in The Netherlands. Inves...Jump to post
In the meantime, KLM pilots reached an agreement with KLM today. Details are not known yet. Some details have trickled out: a 17-month contract, main points are a 4% raise and more time off. Mind that KL pilots are represented by a single union, with membership near 100%. VNV-DALPA had threatened w...Jump to post
Pilots of Air France have beter working conditions than KLM pilots. I am not sure if this is true. Agreed. Although comparison is always difficult due a.o. different tax laws, I’d like to see some facts. For example, standard retirement age at KL was raised from 56 to 58 about a year ago. If a pilo...Jump to post
Well, some of you know that all their 744 will phased out by 2019 or 2020. Spring 2021. Just flip back one page: Most recent KLM 744 phase-out schedule (subject to change) : PH-BFC 7 Mar-18 PH-BFB Nov-18 PH-BFU Dec-18 PH-BFG Nov-19 PH-BFH Mar-20 PH-BFI May-20 PH-BFS Jun-20 PH-BFT Oct-20 PH-BFL Nov-...Jump to post
This would put the -900s range in 777-200ER territory, wouldn’t it? A bit lower in max pax and cargo capacity, but also 40 metric tons lighter.Jump to post
All the jets I've flown (Boeing) have automatic pitot-static system heating that switches on when the first engine is started. Contrary to what has been stated earlier, there is no issue with overheating, wear or performance penalties. There will be an EICAS alert when this system does not operate a...Jump to post
Thank you. So at last, we will see the end of the bus rides from the Fokker Farm to the terminal and we'll get to use proper gates.... Don't get your hopes up too soon. I would not be surprised if the current R-platform becomes the new Embraer-farm when the freighters move to the other side of runw...Jump to post
the decision was made not to have an A-pier because of the confusion between the English 'A' and the Dutch 'E' who sound similar. Partially correct. Up until the '90s the pier that is now known as C was called the A-pier. It was indeed changed for the reason you mentioned. I thought that AMS is cap...Jump to post
Amsterdam's Schiphol airport has released more info on the soon to be built new A-pier. Scheduled to open in 2019 it will be the airport's largest pier in terms of square footage. More info and pictures here: https://news.schiphol.com/come-and-take-a-peek-at-the-new-pier/ Popquiz: Wasn't there an A-...Jump to post
Update: The aircraft is still there and a tent is being built to facilitate the repair. According to a local newspaper, the aircraft is to get a nosejob. ;). Ouch. Related article with recent photo. In Dutch only, sorry: https://www.limburger.nl/cnt/dmf20180130_00055065/gestrand-vliegtuig-op-beek-on...Jump to post
AMS-BRU, 25 minutes flighttime, operated by KL 5 times a day.
1:45 By train, 2 hours by car.
The only reason this flight even exists is simple: connections, nothing else.
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