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KLM Aircraft History

Thu May 10, 2007 3:45 am

There's a nice photo of a KLM Convair 340 at Dubrovnik on the A.net homepage:

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I was just wondering if anyone could tell me when KLM operated the Convairs. I'm reasonably familiar with the dates of operation (+/- a year or two) of the jet fleet, e.g. DC9s (1966-86), but I'm not too familiar with their prop fleet?

Is there a website that would give the airline's fleet and type history?
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RE: KLM Aircraft History

Thu May 10, 2007 4:51 am

No website known to me.
In the book "KLM de geschiedenis van de KLM vanaf 1919 (the history of KLM from 1919) I found this information:

Convair 240
registration c/n name del. dep. to
PH-TEA 61 Adriaan van Ostade 12/’48 11/’53 Swissair
PH-TEB 78 Rembrandt rr. PH-CEB 8/’48 11/’57 Flugdienst
PH-TEC 79 Albert Cuyp rr. PH-CEC 8/’48 11/’57 Flugdienst
PH-TED 110 Gerard Terborch rr. PH-CED 11/’48 12/’57 Flugdienst
PH-TEE 111 Jan Steen 11/’48 11/’53 Swissair
PH-TEF 112 Frans Hals rr. PH-CEF 11/’48 12/’57 Flugdienst
PH-TEG 123 Jan van Goyen rr. PH-CEG 12/’48 3/’60 Bab Company
PH-TEH 124 Pieter de Hoogh 12/’48 12/’53 Swissair
PH-TEI 125 Paulus Potter 1/’49 25/5/’53 w/o EHAM
PH-TEK 143 Johannes Vermeer rr. PH-CEK 2/’49 5/’59 LOT
PH-TEL 144 Jacob van Ruysdael rr. PH-CEL 2/’49 7/’54 Swissair
PH-TEM 145 Meindert Hobbema rr. PH-CEM 2/’49 10/’57 Flugdienst

Convair 340
registration c/n name del. dep. to
PH-TGD 104 Pieter Breughel rr. PH-CGD 9/’53 1/’64 Martin’s Air Ch.
PH-TGE 113 Jeroen Bosch rr. PH-CGE 9/’53 11/’63 Air Transport L.
PH-TGF 114 Willem van Velde rr. PH-CGF 9/’53 11/’63 Air Transport L.
PH-TGG 120 Nicolas Meas rr. PH-CGG 10/’53 8/’64 ALM
PH-TGH 121 Ferdinand Bol rr. PH-CGH 10/’53 4/’64 Air Transport L.
PH-TGI 122 Vincent van Gogh rr. PH-CGI 10/’53 4/’64 Air Transport L.
PH-CGA 173 Jan van Eijck 4/’54 8’/59 Sears Roebuck
PH-CGB 184 Jan van Scorel 5/’54 8’64 ALM
PJ-CVA 119 Aruba (Adriaan v. Ostade) rr. PH-CGL 10/’53 6/’63 Frontier
PJ-CVB 135 Bonaire (Jan Toorop) rr. PH-CGK 1/’54 1/’60 Lund Aviation
PJ-CVC 133 Curaçao (Jan Steen) rr. PH-CGM 12/’53 4/’60 Hawaiian AL
PJ-CVE 134 St. Eustatius (P. de Hoogh) rr. PH-CGN 12/’53 5/’59 Hawaiian AL
PJ-CVM 143 St. Maarten (J. v. Ruysdael) rr. PH-CGO 1/’54 3/’63 Avensa
PJ-CVS 144 Saba (Jacob Maris) rr. PH-CGC 1/’54 8/’64 ALM
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