SR 103
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KLM MD-11 In New Colors! Finally!

Mon Jan 12, 2004 5:17 am

Here is a picture of KLM's first MD-11 in the new colors. The registration is PH-KCI (Mother Theresa). Sure looks great.

http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=210946

Strange thing is, I just flew this plane last Sunday from Delhi to Amsterdam. I had no idea any MD-11 was going to be being re-painted anytime soon. Does anybody know what was her last flight was in the old colors?

SR 103
 
airliner777
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RE: KLM MD-11 In New Colors! Finally!

Mon Jan 12, 2004 5:21 am

Impressing dude!!!!  Smile
 
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RE: KLM MD-11 In New Colors! Finally!

Mon Jan 12, 2004 5:22 am



Look beautiful, like any MD11, however, not all of them have been repainted yet. Saw one in SFO yesterday, still in old colors.

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killerbabe
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RE: KLM MD-11 In New Colors! Finally!

Mon Jan 12, 2004 5:26 am

great picture from a great plane.
It shows that KLM will operate their MD-11 for a log time to come...
 
Ndebele
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RE: KLM MD-11 In New Colors! Finally!

Mon Jan 12, 2004 5:27 am

@Md11lover: No surprise, because this is the first photo of a KLM MD-11 in new colours - and the photo was shot today.

It looks great, however I still prefer the old colours.
 
IanatSTN
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RE: KLM MD-11 In New Colors! Finally!

Mon Jan 12, 2004 5:31 am

Looks fantastic, thanks for the link!
Cheers  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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spl
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RE: KLM MD-11 In New Colors! Finally!

Mon Jan 12, 2004 5:48 am

Evening!!!

SR-103 wrote:
Strange thing is, I just flew this plane last Sunday from Delhi to Amsterdam. I had no idea any MD-11 was going to be being re-painted anytime soon. Does anybody know what was her last flight was in the old colors?


I'll check this out when I'm working tonight, within about 50 minutes!!!

Groeten SPL
 
scottysair
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RE: KLM MD-11 In New Colors! Finally!

Mon Jan 12, 2004 5:50 am

Looking very good pics of MD11 aircraft and what are you think anything else with more new one? Thanks!  Smile
 
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RE: KLM MD-11 In New Colors! Finally!

Mon Jan 12, 2004 5:51 am

Finally

this is great! it looks beautiful! this means there might be a herpa model out soon. i am going to say it again IT LOOKS GREAT!!
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airbusfanyyz
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RE: KLM MD-11 In New Colors! Finally!

Mon Jan 12, 2004 6:12 am

Looks spectacular...I hope to catch it at YYZ before the spring.
 
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RE: KLM MD-11 In New Colors! Finally!

Mon Jan 12, 2004 6:17 am

A magnificent aircraft!!!
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GoAround
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RE: KLM MD-11 In New Colors! Finally!

Mon Jan 12, 2004 6:25 am

Don't like to disagree, but: Hate it!

Too much blue - doesn't look right - looks overweight and inflated, a bit like a sausage.

GoAround
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RE: KLM MD-11 In New Colors! Finally!

Mon Jan 12, 2004 6:44 am

The old c/s sure looks better on the M11.This latest scheme still has a lot of growing to do for me to like it.
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RE: KLM MD-11 In New Colors! Finally!

Mon Jan 12, 2004 6:50 am

The "new" colour scheme is growing on me, but there was definitely nothing wrong with the "old" one. Why did they change it?
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ScottishLaddie
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RE: KLM MD-11 In New Colors! Finally!

Mon Jan 12, 2004 7:24 am

I think there is too much blue on it. However, there is no doubt that it is going to look stunning floating over maho beach to land at SXM.
 
Ealsys1
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RE: KLM MD-11 In New Colors! Finally!

Mon Jan 12, 2004 7:27 am

Good news and bad news!

Good news: seems like MD-11 will be around for a while @ KLM. Hope to see it @ MIA for a few more years!

Bad News: I REALLY don't like the new KLM paint job vs. the old one! The old one was one of my absolute favorites!
 
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RE: KLM MD-11 In New Colors! Finally!

Mon Jan 12, 2004 7:33 am

Ealsys1, I feel quite the opposite. I love KLM's new colore scheme. The new blue looks just marvelous on the MD-11. If you ask me, the lighter you make blue, the more beautiful it becomes. I can't explain why I feel this way. However, I definently like light blue as opposed to dark blue. The new color scheme for KLM I think is great. Now, if only we could see the first NW DC-10 in the new colors.
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spl
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RE: KLM MD-11 In New Colors! Finally!

Mon Jan 12, 2004 7:42 am

Hello,

The last flight in the old colors for the PH-KCI was as follows: It was the KL0872 arriving from DEL, the early morning of 4th of January 2004 around 06:00 a.m. with 284 passengers. The first flight in new colors: it was the KL0691 departed to YYZ, in the afternoon of 11th of January 2004 around 02:10 p.m. with 265 passengers.

One of the reasons of a new color scheme: it's cheaper to add this one, then the old one. The old one was blue, dark blue, white and grey. The new one is blue, dark blue and white. The dark blue cheat line is much shorter and the grey color is totally gone. So it's cheaper to paint. Maybe other people can provide information about the reason?

As other people allready mentioned before. It too a while to get used to the new colors, but now I think it looks superb!!!

Groeten SPL
 
MarcJet66
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RE: KLM MD-11 In New Colors! Finally!

Mon Jan 12, 2004 7:44 am

It looks really great.. It's such a beautiful plane!!
Thanks for the pic!!
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SR 103
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RE: KLM MD-11 In New Colors! Finally!

Mon Jan 12, 2004 8:06 am

SPL,

Thanks for the info, much appreciated. So I was on the last flight in the old colors on this plane. Never would have thought I would be the last WBC pax out on that bird in the old colors. If only I would have known. The plane looked in excellent condition inside, would never have thought it was her turn.

As far as the new colors go, I did not see any need for a change, but the new one has grown on me a bit now. It really looks good on the MD-11, still not as great as the old one.

SR 103
 
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RE: KLM MD-11 In New Colors! Finally!

Mon Jan 12, 2004 3:30 pm

Thank you for the link, SR 103!
Looks like a very nice colour scheme indeed! When I saw first time KLM's new colours I hated them, but nowadays my eyes are more used to that bright blue and I find it very attractive livery.

The new colour of MD-11 is absolutely better than the old one, but I don't like of that white tail engine... Finnair had the same problem when they painted the new colours on their MD-11s, but luckily they has nowadays added "Finnair MD-11" - stickers on the both sides of the tail engine. Why couldn't KLM do something like that too...? Just my 2 cents...  Smokin cool

Long life for all MD-11s on the world!

Regards,
FinnWings

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