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Tue Aug 12, 2003 11:21 pm

Here it is ..



The fuselage sections for the first Boeing [NYSE: BA] 777-200ER for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines are joined together to form an airplane body at a factory in Everett, Wash. (USA). The jetliner, scheduled for delivery to KLM in October, will be the first to incorporate the first fully certified Class 3 Jeppesen Electronic Flight Bag (EFB), using hardware from Astronautics Corp. The EFB puts all the information needed to fly the airplane – manuals, weight-and-balance information and more – at the pilot's fingertips in digital form.

http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/2003/photorelease/q3/pr_030812g.html
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Tue Aug 12, 2003 11:33 pm

Thanks a lot Keesje to providing us with the top of information regarding KLM's 777  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Nice picture, can't wait anymore to see that beast landing
at Schiphol!!!


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Wed Aug 13, 2003 12:34 am

I can't wait for KLM to fly between AMS and SFO with the 777-200ER by the fall of 2004.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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Wed Aug 13, 2003 12:44 am

Mooie foto - hartelijk bedankt, Keesje. Ik wil graag deze vliegtuig zien in de kleuren van de KLM.

Beautiful photo, many thanks, Keesje. I would love to see this airplane in KLM colors.
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Wed Aug 13, 2003 12:45 am

Nice picture.
I wish it was already October, so that we could see this great plane, proudly serving the KLM.
 
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Sat Aug 16, 2003 6:29 am

Fanofjets,
Your Dutch is pretty good. Can't imagine you teach the language....

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Sat Aug 16, 2003 9:49 am

Ik wil zie de 777 in Oktober als ik in AMS voor KL871 op DEL. Ik am doorvoer van ORD

I will see the 777 in October as i am in AMS for KL871 to DEL. I am transitting from ORD.

Some of the words is from freetranslation.com

Leo/ORD
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Sat Aug 16, 2003 2:58 pm

Looking forward to seeing this fully painted and in service.

Lfutia: Please write a trip report !!

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Sat Aug 16, 2003 9:03 pm

Leo, that freetranslation.com translates a bit weird  Big grin. That's probably why it's free Big grin

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Sun Aug 17, 2003 1:16 am

Yes.... I will be writing a trip report.... I've always written a trip report ever since my trip to BWI in 2000. Although since my comp has been reformatted, i've lost all of my typed trip reports. grr... including the one from last year's trip to India..

David: yes.... gotta love free translators... I really want to learn dutch though as a few friends of mijn want to move to Amsterdam in about 10 yrs... its a long story and it had to do w/ the war in Iraq.

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Sun Aug 17, 2003 1:22 am

In my opinion Dutch is pretty easy to learn. I picked it up more or less in my ten months living in Friesland. Granted, I make grammar mistakes now and then, but I read it and speak quite well.
 
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Sun Aug 17, 2003 2:02 am

A bit OT... As long as I understand what you mean, it's fine! Don't worry about grammar errors, unless you're native Dutch. In that case I'm very demanding... And btw, I'm also very much waiting for the 1st 772.

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Sun Aug 17, 2003 9:32 am

I can read it and speak it... I read the Algemeen Dagblad and De Telegraaf in school and ppl think its Duits! (German). LOL

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Sun Aug 17, 2003 11:50 am

Just the thought of a KLM 777 makes me...well nevermind. Very awesome!
 
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Sun Aug 17, 2003 1:14 pm

I think a KLM 777 is gonna be a really cool thing to watch.

Which engines did KLM choose for their 772s?

Does anyone know what cities are gonna be served by the 777, and if maybe MEX is one of them?
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Sun Aug 17, 2003 1:22 pm

heel gaafe vliegtuig.

Ik kan niet wachten tot die klaar is.

cool aircraft, cant wait till its done.

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Sun Aug 17, 2003 7:01 pm

WOW, this thread really amazes me. I really should watch my Dutch language in the States!
I spent the better part of my life trying to master the English language, only to find out in this thread that you guys understand Dutch as well!!!

Anyway, Fanofjets, Lfutia, JBMitt: thanks for appreciating our language, I respect that very much!

Back to topic!
The 777 will look extremely well in KLM colours. The following cities are to receive 777 service according to the current version of the KLM downloadable timetable:
CPT [3x weekly from 16 Nov, daily from 01 Jan]
DEL [daily from 28 Mar]
GRU [5x weekly from 03 May]
JFK [daily from 29 Dec]
NBO [daily from 26 Dec to 27 Mar]
NRT [daily from 01 Mar]
SFO [3x weekly from 29 Mar]
YYZ [5x weekly from 03 Nov, daily from 17 Nov until 28 Dec]
All services will be non-stop.

PW100


PS. Johans airport code doesn't work on these ones:
DEL = Delhi [India]
NBO = Nairobi [Kenya]

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Sun Aug 17, 2003 7:24 pm

LOL , y'all US people trying to speak Dutch sound South African  Smile Suid-Afrikaans

I can't wait for the 777 to arrive,

rgds, Plane Holland

[Edited 2003-08-17 12:25:41]
 
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Sun Aug 17, 2003 8:16 pm

Don't most of those cities, if not all are being operated using 747s now? Why switch to a 777?
 
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Mon Aug 18, 2003 2:03 am

AM:
KL chose the GE90-94B.
gotta love those big things.


Off topic, does anyone know anything about engine choice for the 332s?


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Mon Aug 18, 2003 2:06 am

Thats going to look great once they get the light Blue KLM Livery on that monster.
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Mon Aug 18, 2003 4:23 am

Don't most of those cities, if not all are being operated using 747s now? Why switch to a 777

Please keep in mind that most of these routes were flown with 747 Combi aircraft:
743 Combi: 44/247 + 7 pallets
744 Combi: 44/239 + 7 pallets
777: 35/292

KLM has ordered the 777 [and 3 744ERF's] to replace the 13 aging 743 aircraft [10 of which were Combi]. The oldest was delivered in 1975!
So on most routes the 777 will increase seating capacity. The loss of cargo capacity will be recovered through additional full cargo flights.

It should also be noted that CPT is currently served daily with a 744, but as an extension of the JNB service, so that is a one-stop service. When the 777 is up to speed, KLM will have two dailies to S-Africa: one daily 744 to JNB, and one daily 777 to CPT.

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