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KLM 777 Pictures From The Baptist Ceremony In Amst

Sat Oct 25, 2003 10:38 pm

I found great pictures of the arrival of the first 777 for KLM.
There are also great cabin shots on there.

Are they already uploaded to the site, we can ask if the want to provide it to airliners.net

go to http://www.persfoto.com
Click on pictures and than on to KLM 777 Aankomst.
53 great pictures .

The last part are the cabin shots.....

 
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RE: KLM 777 Pictures From The Baptist Ceremony In Amst

Sat Oct 25, 2003 10:41 pm

Wouldn't it have been cheaper to paint them already in that ugly Air France livery? Now they have to paint it again soon.........
 
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RE: KLM 777 Pictures From The Baptist Ceremony In Amst

Sat Oct 25, 2003 10:42 pm

I think the blue KLM colours look great better than the Air France White.
 
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RE: KLM 777 Pictures From The Baptist Ceremony In Amst

Sat Oct 25, 2003 10:44 pm

Kl911... are KLM aircrafts coming in AF colours?!

I thought that KLM was going to keep it's own identity during the next coming years?

Regards
Frederic
 
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RE: KLM 777 Pictures From The Baptist Ceremony In Amst

Sat Oct 25, 2003 10:48 pm

Sabena 690 ,

Guess we'll see after the merger is official next April.... My guess is that they will introduce a new livery so they can use all planes on all routes.
 
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RE: KLM 777 Pictures From The Baptist Ceremony In Amst

Sat Oct 25, 2003 11:04 pm

The link doesn't work :s Or am I the only one with the problem?
It was a great day, unfortunately the weather was awful (very cold, a lot of wind and rain).
Grtnz, Doug
 
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RE: KLM 777 Pictures From The Baptist Ceremony In Amst

Sat Oct 25, 2003 11:24 pm

KLM will keep its identity for at least 8 years! That was part of the deal.

More about these assurances can be seen in our article (last part):
http://airsider.net/files/2003/0903/007/klm_af_merger.htm

I hope you don't mind the "linkplug"

Michael
http://airsider.net
 
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RE: KLM 777 Pictures From The Baptist Ceremony In Amst

Sat Oct 25, 2003 11:56 pm

Sorry, the link was unavailable for a while, but it works right now.

(I can't edit my post :S )

The pictures however looks nice! I must say: the World Business Class seat looks quite plastic and small... The Y-class looks alright, although the ptv's could be a little bit bigger  Big grin
But the new livery looks awesome on this beautiful bird  Smile


[Edited 2003-10-25 17:07:02]
 
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RE: KLM 777 Pictures From The Baptist Ceremony In Amst

Sun Oct 26, 2003 12:13 am

Link works finehttp://www.persfoto.com/foto.htm
than click on aankomst 777.

Make sure you see them all 53.
Click on next after 20 pictures


 
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Sun Oct 26, 2003 12:22 am

Soaring the internet...
 
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RE: KLM 777 Pictures From The Baptist Ceremony In Amst

Sun Oct 26, 2003 12:37 am

Thanks its easier to do it your way.

 
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RE: KLM 777 Pictures From The Baptist Ceremony In Amst

Sun Oct 26, 2003 1:45 am

Wow im impressed that they named the aircraft Albert Plesman.

thats great,

drew
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RE: KLM 777 Pictures From The Baptist Ceremony In Amst

Sun Oct 26, 2003 2:24 am

Just curious, why is the ceremony called 'baptist'?
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RE: KLM 777 Pictures From The Baptist Ceremony In Amst

Sun Oct 26, 2003 2:51 am

Just curious, why is the ceremony called 'baptist'?

He probably meant "baptism" . . . much in the way a ship is "christened."
 
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RE: KLM 777 Pictures From The Baptist Ceremony In Amst

Sun Oct 26, 2003 3:08 am

What engines does the KLM 772ER (PH-BQA) have? Thanks.
 
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Sun Oct 26, 2003 4:02 am



It even has a personal entertainment system in the overhead crew rest.
What about that ?!

This pictues has the title "Launch customer voor het Boeing Electronic Flight Bag Systeem" http://www.persfoto.com/gallery/galleries/0016nieuws/200310klm777/53%20KLM%20777%20Doop%2025%20oktober%202003.JPG
Obviously there was no pilot/technician to tell the photographer what to look for .. he managed to take a picture but miss the two big new efb displays on both sides of the cockpit ..

"Never mistake motion for action." Ernest Hemingway
 
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RE: KLM 777 Pictures From The Baptist Ceremony In Amst

Sun Oct 26, 2003 4:28 am

Thanks, nice looking pictures,

rgds, Plane Holland
 
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RE: KLM 777 Pictures From The Baptist Ceremony In Amst

Sun Oct 26, 2003 5:11 am

perhaps it's just me, but those WBC seats appear incredibly narrow!
Faire du ciel le plus bel endroit de la terre c'est impossible sans Concorde!
 
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RE: KLM 777 Pictures From The Baptist Ceremony In Amst

Sun Oct 26, 2003 7:35 pm

Yes they are not too big i think
 
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RE: KLM 777 Pictures From The Baptist Ceremony In Amst

Sun Oct 26, 2003 8:54 pm

What route will KLM's first 777 fly on and when will the first flight be? Will it be YYZ, JFK, NBO, NRT or BOM which will receive the first KLM 777 service?

I want to go to Schiphol Airport this afternoon to see if the 777 is still there. Will it be performing test flights in the Netherlands before entering service with KLM?

Regards A388
 
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RE: KLM 777 Pictures From The Baptist Ceremony In Amst

Tue Oct 28, 2003 2:05 am

BOEING747400:
What engines does the KLM 772ER (PH-BQA) have? Thanks.


I believed they are GE90's, but I'm not quite sure. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Grtnz, Doug
 
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RE: KLM 777 Pictures From The Baptist Ceremony In Amst

Fri Oct 31, 2003 1:29 am

Flighttests will be done in Ireland as if i heard.

It´s currently in KLM Hangar 11 at AMS.

Cheers,
Schreiner
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RE: KLM 777 Pictures From The Baptist Ceremony In Amst

Fri Oct 31, 2003 1:53 am

GE90-94Bs will adorn all of KLM's 777-206ERs.

N
 
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RE: KLM 777 Pictures From The Baptist Ceremony In Amst

Fri Oct 31, 2003 2:11 am

Leo van Wijk just only fitted into the Y-class seat...just imagine he's not a small guy. When i see those pics i wonder how i would look in them... Big grin
 
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RE: KLM 777 Pictures From The Baptist Ceremony In Amst

Sat Nov 01, 2003 12:30 am

What's up with the little kid? Whose son is he? Lucky kid... hehe
 
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RE: KLM 777 Pictures From The Baptist Ceremony In Amst

Sat Nov 01, 2003 12:37 am

That's the great-grandson from Albert Plesman (a famous Dutch Aviation pioneer). The plane is called after him.
 
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Sat Nov 01, 2003 12:40 am

Very pretty, the 777 in KLM colours.
 
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RE: KLM 777 Pictures From The Baptist Ceremony In Amst

Sat Nov 01, 2003 3:26 pm

The B777 looks great in KLM colours. I just wish they keep this paint scheme and dont jump on the bandwagon to go for an all-white scheme. KLM livery has a strong character and conveys a message of profesionalism combined with style just like the old British Airways scheme.
 
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RE: KLM 777 Pictures From The Baptist Ceremony In Amst

Sat Nov 01, 2003 5:22 pm

Michael, Fokker had guarantees for 10 years, they lasted less than 5.
KLM has guarantees for 5 years (not 8, AF changed the terms...) with strangling clauses allowing AF to do whatever they want whenever they want it anyway as long as they can claim economic necessity.
Guess what, AF already announced cuts in the combined networks to the extent of the current KLM network before the deal was even struck (though they of course didn't say it in those exact words). If you expect them to cut a single route from France or lay off a single French person you're extremely naive.

Expect KLM to be quickly and silently disassembled before 2007, 2008 at the latest, the aircraft sold or integrated into AF and the crew laid off.
Schiphol to become a mere shadow of what it is now, possibly to close as other airlines leave when there is no KLM to take the transfer passengers on elsewhere (or feed them) with its network.

Last KLM 777 to be reregistered F-UCKU maybe?...
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RE: KLM 777 Pictures From The Baptist Ceremony In Amst

Sat Nov 01, 2003 6:36 pm

Oh, and when it happens, don't forget to say "thank you Leo".
 
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RE: KLM 777 Pictures From The Baptist Ceremony In Amst

Sat Nov 01, 2003 8:15 pm

I wonder to which terminal is klm flying to Paris

T1 or T2

When will KLM join sky team

The klm 777 looks great
 
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RE: KLM 777 Pictures From The Baptist Ceremony In Amst

Sun Nov 02, 2003 12:46 am

Tolosy
Expect KL will join Skyteam in April/May 2004.

I also think the 777 is wonderful in KL colors!
 
 
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RE: KLM 777 Pictures From The Baptist Ceremony In Amst

Mon Nov 03, 2003 7:45 pm

thanks for the links CX_flyboy, nice pictures!
 
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RE: KLM 777 Pictures From The Baptist Ceremony In Amst

Mon Nov 03, 2003 10:27 pm

Great shots, inside the parts we don't get to see.
Bush, your a sad, sad man.
 
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RE: KLM 777 Pictures From The Baptist Ceremony In Amst

Mon Nov 03, 2003 10:39 pm

What will be the first route and when?
"The low fares airline."
 
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RE: KLM 777 Pictures From The Baptist Ceremony In Amst

Tue Nov 04, 2003 12:40 am

Did somebody else notice too that the name of PH-BQA (Albert Plesman) is only painted on the left hand side of the plane. Did they forget to paint it on the right hand side?!?

On all the other KLM planes, the name of the plane is painted on both sides.
 
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RE: KLM 777 Pictures From The Baptist Ceremony In Amst

Tue Nov 04, 2003 1:47 am

I think it was only painted on one side for the christening ceremony, so they'd not have to tape over both sides of the aircraft (on the delivery flight the name was covered over with a piece of tape bearing the Boeing 777 logo).

Or maybe they're looking for the name of a French aviation pioneer whose name starts with an A and have trouble finding one.
B should be easy, Louis Bleriot (or is that L  Laugh out loud).
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RE: KLM 777 Pictures From The Baptist Ceremony In Amst

Tue Nov 04, 2003 1:52 am

Re: Or maybe they're looking for the name of a French aviation pioneer whose name starts with an A

What about Monsieur Alphonse Airbus, a turn-of-the-century bicycle manufacturer who founded Airbus Industrie to make cheap 300-seater horse-drawn zeppelins, with the help of German and British industrialists. His company was nationalised in the post-War period of course, but was saved from destruction by the inspired decision to replace the horses with modern gas-turbine engines, paint them blue red and yellow and call the "Boeings".
Young and beautiful and thin and gorgeous AND BANNED ! Cya at airspaceonline.com, losers
 
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RE: KLM 777 Pictures From The Baptist Ceremony In Amst

Tue Nov 04, 2003 10:00 am

PH-BQB appears to be named Borobodur.

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