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Surinam Airways 747-300 Roll Out Today!

Tue May 18, 2004 4:25 am

It just rolled out today at AMS. Ok it's not the classic surinam airways c/s but we knew it was gonna be white like this. No reg has been applied yet, because the deal with surinam is not fully completed yet. As for now it's still under dutch register as PH-BUW


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RE: Surinam Airways 747-300 Roll Out Today!

Tue May 18, 2004 4:37 am

Hello Tim.

Nice photos. I agree that it would have been nice to see the old Surinam paint scheme, but this still isn't a bad looking aircraft.

BH

 
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RE: Surinam Airways 747-300 Roll Out Today!

Tue May 18, 2004 5:10 am

Hey Bill long time no speak Smile

Got some slides of it too btw.

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RE: Surinam Airways 747-300 Roll Out Today!

Tue May 18, 2004 5:13 am

WOW! great paint scheme. I like it  Smile
 
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RE: Surinam Airways 747-300 Roll Out Today!

Tue May 18, 2004 6:00 am

Looking good!

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RE: Surinam Airways 747-300 Roll Out Today!

Tue May 18, 2004 6:03 am

Hot damn!! What a babe. Nice one Surinam Airways (is "Surinam Airways" another way of saying "KLM" btw?)
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RE: Surinam Airways 747-300 Roll Out Today!

Tue May 18, 2004 6:06 am

-Cedarjet

Hot damn!! What a babe. Nice one Surinam Airways (is "Surinam Airways" another way of saying "KLM" btw?)

That is a good one!  Big thumbs up
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RE: Surinam Airways 747-300 Roll Out Today!

Tue May 18, 2004 6:07 am

Good looking 747, I like the classic look of this livery .
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RE: Surinam Airways 747-300 Roll Out Today!

Tue May 18, 2004 6:16 am

Cheers GlobeTrekker.  Big thumbs up to you too.
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RE: Surinam Airways 747-300 Roll Out Today!

Tue May 18, 2004 1:37 pm

How will it be configured inside? 2 or 3 class and will it be used as a combi? I think it is one, anyone know? I like the paint job, very fresh!
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RE: Surinam Airways 747-300 Roll Out Today!

Tue May 18, 2004 2:20 pm

Isn't she lovely..................  Big thumbs up
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RE: Surinam Airways 747-300 Roll Out Today!

Tue May 18, 2004 2:53 pm

Great pictures!!!
It is so nice to see my scketch applied in real..., anyways,

From what i understand from SLM is that they will have a 2 class (Bus and Eco), and pretty much the same as how it used to be on KLM, when they used the 743 on the PBM route. I hope they can give the people a bit more room though, that would be so nice, esp with those high fares on the route.

GO SLM, and hope to see you (PZ-TCM) soon in the air...

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RE: Surinam Airways 747-300 Roll Out Today!

Tue May 18, 2004 4:24 pm

Looks a little bit like retro-70's colors with all that yellow and orange. That's fine with me, gotta be happy that there are still a couple -300/-200SUD's flying around. Big grin
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RE: Surinam Airways 747-300 Roll Out Today!

Tue May 18, 2004 5:29 pm

Yes, a little retro but nice and clean. Can anyone venture if the prospective loads on this route will justify this size of aircraft? I do remember quite awhile ago it being discussed but could not find it in a search.
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RE: Surinam Airways 747-300 Roll Out Today!

Tue May 18, 2004 7:09 pm

Looks great, guess they only operate on AMS-PTY vv., isn't it?

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RE: Surinam Airways 747-300 Roll Out Today!

Tue May 18, 2004 7:27 pm

Why would they operate the aircraft between Amsterdam and Panama City? Or are you thinking of Paramaribo (PBM)?
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RE: Surinam Airways 747-300 Roll Out Today!

Wed May 19, 2004 4:30 am

What routes will this aircraft operate? Are the loads on Surinam Airways more leisure-oriented or business-oriented? What kind of service do they offer?


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RE: Surinam Airways 747-300 Roll Out Today!

Wed May 19, 2004 8:17 am

who is flying this 747. Did KLM train Surinam pilots?
 
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RE: Surinam Airways 747-300 Roll Out Today!

Wed May 19, 2004 8:24 am

There were already PY cockpit and cabin crewmembers flying the AMS-Paramaribo route together with KL crewmembers. If I am correct it is a 50/50 deal, just like KL had with the now defunct ALM Antillean Airlines on the routes between AMS to the Dutch Caribbean and flights between the Dutch Caribbean to LIM, Quito and Guayaquil.

My question is if the crew will be completely seperate now, or still work together?

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RE: Surinam Airways 747-300 Roll Out Today!

Thu May 20, 2004 7:15 pm

Yesterday they painted on the reg/flag and some other details. WHat struck me as odd was that they forgot to paint over some of the klm blue Smile


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RE: Surinam Airways 747-300 Roll Out Today!

Thu May 20, 2004 8:08 pm

The font used reminds me of an airline from the 70s-80s but can't really remember. Does anyone know?

Btw, I like the colours a lot. Very nice!
 
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RE: Surinam Airways 747-300 Roll Out Today!

Thu May 20, 2004 8:37 pm

Congratulations Surinam Airways!!!  Big thumbs up
A fine aircraft and nice recognizable colorscheme. Will be great seeing the so much missed orange SLM aircraft at Schiphol again! (Wasn´t the old DC8 their last a/c seen in AMS?). Good idea of securing the PBM-AMS v.v. route now KLM is in french hands  Smile
 
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RE: Surinam Airways 747-300 Roll Out Today!

Thu May 20, 2004 9:52 pm

Yeah the DC-8 was their last a/c here, I think they stopped flying in 1989 or so, after the crash.

Forgot to mention btw, that the interior is basically the same as KLM used to have it. In fact the only change I could see were the headrest covers Smile

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RE: Surinam Airways 747-300 Roll Out Today!

Thu May 20, 2004 10:34 pm

Oh yeah... Tim you are right! That must have been when the DC8 "Anthony Nesty" of them crashed at Zanderij airport PBM on approach. Wasn´t that aircraft full of soccerplayers flying over to Surinam to play a soccermatch? I remember it was a tragic accident, and was the reason they stopped flying to AMS. Wasn´t this DC8 their only long range aircraft they had left?

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RE: Surinam Airways 747-300 Roll Out Today!

Thu May 20, 2004 10:35 pm

Timdegroot

Thanks for sharing that photo with us, we are training some of the mechanics, so it was kind of nice to see what the aircraft looks like/
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RE: Surinam Airways 747-300 Roll Out Today!

Thu May 20, 2004 10:54 pm

Gefelicteerd dan maar Northernlights Smile

This was the ill fated aircraft:


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Apparently they had another dc-8 at that time as shown on this photo

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Which flew until 1991??

I don't know the exact details of the crash, as I was still a kid at that time Smile

Happy they are back now and I hope they'll be around for a long time.

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RE: Surinam Airways 747-300 Roll Out Today!

Fri May 21, 2004 3:20 am

Hey Tim,

Your picture made the newspaper here yesterday in "DeWare Tijd". Not sure if you knew about it... I saw it today, as i did not read the paper yesterday... kkk

Great shots.... and keep shooting them, as the plane will do another test flight pretty soon. Any new updates?? keep us posted...

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RE: Surinam Airways 747-300 Roll Out Today!

Fri May 21, 2004 3:26 am

Reminds of Western U.S.colors.
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Not bad.
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