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KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 12:03 am

Hi

KLM's new beauty has arrived at her new homebase AMS just 1 hour ago now! After a fly-by on runway 22, it made finally her first landing at runway 27 just before 4.00pm this afternoon.


Lucky for all photographers there was some sunshine with us...


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Let's wish her all luck with this airline, with many safe and pleasant flights!

Rgds
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RE: KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 12:05 am

Let me be the first to say Congrats!!!  Smile
 
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RE: KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 12:06 am

I wonder why KLM (not uniquely) decided not to angle the dark blue stripe in line with the windowline?

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RE: KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 12:07 am

Possibly the best looking A330 in the world.
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RE: KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 12:07 am

Quoting KLMA330 (Reply 1):
Let me be the first to say Congrats!!!

Who could have done it better???  bigthumbsup 

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RE: KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 12:10 am

What route will this bird be placed on? And what 767 will be replaced?
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RE: KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 12:13 am

Quoting Cloud4000 (Reply 5):
What route will this bird be placed on? And what 767 will be replaced?

AMS-Washington from sept 1.
The first 763 has already been withdrawn
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RE: KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 12:18 am

It made a nice low pass / turn gear out in front of my office at 15.45

Quoting Cloud4000 (Reply 5):
What route will this bird be placed on? And what 767 will be replaced?

All 767 are being phased out. It will be a valuable addition to network flexibility. In addition to the 767 destinantion it can do e.g all of Africa, the US and Japan with good cargo capasity from Amsterdam.
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RE: KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 12:24 am

Quoting Cloud4000 (Reply 5):
And what 767 will be replaced?

PH-BZA has already left and is now flying for ZOOM Airlines from Canada
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RE: KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 12:42 am

WOW AWESOME

How I wish I was back home. Could have been there spotting with all you guys.

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RE: KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 12:52 am

Such a beaut....... The 330 is quiet possibly the most striking and beautiful metal bird around.....Welcome as my wallpaper!
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RE: KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 12:58 am

There is no bird out there quite as eye-catching as the KL 332. Can't wait to fly on her in a couple months!!

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RE: KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 1:18 am

Looks great. I'm off to AMS on Sat (on a 767 from LHR - better late than never!), so hoping to see 'Oscar Alpha.

What does its schedule look like for the next few days? When is it entering revenue service?
 
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RE: KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 1:22 am

Absolutely beautiful! I was on watchout from my house as flights from the south usually pass straight over it but didn't manage to catch it.
Well, I will see it soon enough at SPL and maybe even fly it soon as planning a trip to NYC this year.
I wish that all skies were orange and blue!!
 
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RE: KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 1:26 am

Lamedianaranja,

NYC? I am going to NY as well this year, will we be in the same plane???  Smile

SK601

p.s. this A332 looks nice, I really hope the interior is nice as well and that y-class pax have a better view on the ptv than in the KL B772.
 
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RE: KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 1:27 am

Does anybody know how "Oscar Alpha" is named?
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RE: KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 1:30 am

Quoting KL5147 (Reply 15):
Does anybody know how "Oscar Alpha" is named?

"Dam-Amsterdam" as mentioned along with the picture.
KLM A330's will be named by famous squares from around the world
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RE: KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 1:31 am

PH-AOA is called "Dam-Amsterdam", first revenue flight will be KL651 AMS-IAD on Sep. 1.
Other routes will be AMS-EWR/YUL/ACC and routes in the Middle East, according to www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl also on busy routes in Europe (LHR/CDG)

[Edited 2005-08-25 18:32:17]
 
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RE: KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 1:36 am

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 16):
"Dam-Amsterdam" as mentioned along with the picture.
KLM A330's will be named by famous squares from around the world



Quoting SK601 (Reply 17):
PH-AOA is called "Dam-Amsterdam",

Thankz guys, I obvious was too exited to see this bird at her new home, I didn't read the text well!  ashamed 
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RE: KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 2:41 am

Awesome! That is one sweet looking bird. Congrats to KLM.
 
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RE: KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 3:35 am

SK601

Are you sure it will fly to CDG ?
 
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Fri Aug 26, 2005 3:48 am

Is this the 1st Airbus ever in the KLM fleet, was there A300 or/and A310´s?

The KLM 332 is a beauty, thats for sure  bigthumbsup 

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RE: KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 3:50 am

Hi!

It would be great if KL would make a "tour" around most of european capitals flying their regular routes at least once, replacing regular equipment!!! Anyway like someone said perhaps the most stricking livery in this airplane ( well KL livery WILL ALWAYS be stricking in ANY AIRPLANE they buy!!!! )
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RE: KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 4:04 am

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 21):
Is this the 1st Airbus ever in the KLM fleet, was there A300 or/and A310´s?

KLM did fly the A310-200 between 1983 and 1996.
 
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RE: KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 4:11 am

Will AMS-YVR eventually become an A330 route (winter)?
 
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RE: KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 4:13 am

Quoting FCKC (Reply 20):
Are you sure it will fly to CDG ?

I think it's indeed possible to see it at e.g. CDG and/or LHR in the future. What they do nowadays with B767 on those routes (e.g. in case of operational reasons and/or -palletized- cargo demand) should make it possible to see the A332 too in the future when all 767's are out of the fleet.

Rgds
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RE: KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 4:16 am

I like KLM blue birds, this is icing on the cake.
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RE: KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 4:20 am

Quoting FCKC (Reply 20):
Are you sure it will fly to CDG ?


anyway, I think LHR has a better chance to get it then CDG

Rgds
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[Edited 2005-08-25 21:22:34]
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RE: KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 6:50 am

Only one word to say......FANTASTIC

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LIVERY WITH THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BIRD along w the 744) what can one say

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RE: KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 7:02 am

Really nice looking bird ! BTW what are the routes planned for this a/c ?

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RE: KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 7:08 am

Gefeliciteerd KLM met je eerste A330!
Congrats KLM with your first A330!
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RE: KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 7:35 am

Nice!!! Hop I get to fly it soon on a non-rev trip!

Quoting Lamedianaranja (Reply 13):
Well, I will see it soon enough at SPL and maybe even fly it soon as planning a trip to NYC this year.

Lamedianaranja.... planning a shopping trip are we?

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RE: KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 7:39 am

It looks pretty! I bet that KLM will love the performance of it compared to the 767's especially with the current price of crude.

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RE: KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 8:00 am

For all interested, this is how the 767 retiring schedule looks like

Reg C/n In Service Phased Out

PH-BZB (C/n 27958/589) August 1995 September 2005
PH-BZC (C/n 26263/592) October 1995 December 2005
PH-BZE (C/n 28098/607) May 1996 March 2006
PH-BZD (C/n 27610/605) March 1996 April 2006
PH-BZF (C/n 27959/609) June 1996 May 2006
PH-BZG (C/n 27960/625) August 1996 November 2006
PH-BZH (C/n 27611/633) October 1996 January 2007
PH-BZI (C/n 27612/647) February 1997 February 2007
PH-BZO (C/n 30393/781) May 1997 March 2007
PH-BZM (C/n 28884/738) February 1999 March 2007
PH-BZK (C/n 27614/661) February 2000 April 2007

Regards,

Marcel

[Edited 2005-08-26 01:01:28]
 
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RE: KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 8:20 am

Congrats to my favorite airline with this bird!!!! I wish many, many, many happy passangers, landings, flights, etc. That A332 looks absolutely great and with the service of KLM, this plane may become the most wanted in the market  Smile
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RE: KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 8:32 am

Can only think of one thing that could improve the way this KL 330 looks and that is a pair of Trent 772s underneath the wings instead of those CF6s.
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RE: KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 8:34 am

Nice looking bird, shame she doesn't have the right engines though Wink

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RE: KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 8:36 am

Seriously though, is there a better paint scheme out there? I was a bit upset and nostalgic when they changed it a bit recently but I got over it. simply beautiful.
 
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RE: KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 10:05 am

Gread looking bird. I cant wait to see it at IAD when it completes its maiden flight IAD-AMS  Smile I am planning to be there to see it land / taxi in and receive the water canon salute.

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RE: KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 10:15 am

Yay!

I am probably going to be flying on her in October when I fly to AMS from IAD.

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RE: KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 12:01 pm

AMAZING AIRCRAFT!!!!


Every single airliner looks good in KLM colors, they have that something that makes them look amazing.

I never liked the A330, but now I can't wait to ride it with KLM!!!


Congrats KLM!


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RE: KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 12:08 pm

Quoting AA777 (Reply 38):
I am planning to be there to see it land / taxi in and receive the water canon salute.

I'm sorry to dissapoint you, but KLM A330 wont get water cannon salute. They are doing it only for new airlines, not new aircraft types.

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RE: KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 12:30 pm

Quoting Lindy (Reply 41):
I'm sorry to dissapoint you, but KLM A330 wont get water cannon salute. They are doing it only for new airlines, not new aircraft types.

They might give PH-AOA a water salute at IAD since it will be the first passenger flight for the plane.


I can't wait to see this beautiful plane at EWR and maybe fly on her!
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RE: KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 12:41 pm

You better visit Toronto one day so I can arrange spot her. Keep me posted  Smile Would love to see KLM A330s in Toronto beside 747s and 777s

Count me in! Congrats!!

Frank

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RE: KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 4:03 pm

Quoting Airbuseric (Thread starter):
Let's wish her all luck with this airline, with many safe and pleasant flights!

All I can say is "wow"!

I remember when they started flying the 772 into Kennedy. I hope they do well with the IAD run.

Congrats to KLM and may they use this bird in good business!  white 

Jeremy

PS, thank you for the link to http://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/
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RE: KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 5:05 pm

Here are some pictures of the delivery day. The photos are courtesy of KLM Presslink.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y159/GlobeTrekker/b3819d25.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y159/GlobeTrekker/ba9d822c.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y159/GlobeTrekker/37651440.jpg

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RE: KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 5:17 pm

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 21):
Is this the 1st Airbus ever in the KLM fleet, was there A300 or/and A310´s?

KLM also at one point had 10 a313's. Those were replaced with the 763's, wich are now being replaced with these a332's. Talk about coming full circle huh?

Anyway, in "de Volkskrant" (serious newspaper) today Leo van Wijk said that these 8 won't be the last! The seat pitch will be 31" for economy, and they are looking at the a350/b787 as a replacement for the MD11. That order won't come soon though.
He also said the a332's are 20 percent more efficient than the 763!!
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RE: KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 5:32 pm

Are there any pictures of the interior available yet?

edit; nevermind, found this shot, doesnt show if there are any `PTVs though.


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[Edited 2005-08-26 10:34:21]
what seems to be the officer, problem?
 
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RE: KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 6:15 pm

Seatpitch 31".....ouch  Sad  frown  . Like the other KL longhaul, it will be cramped... too bad!
 
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RE: KLM First A330-200 Delivered!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 7:17 pm

i have to say i am surprised that klm have bought an airbus as the rest of there entire fleet is boeing.

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