okay wrote:Just out of curiosity, anyone happens to know the oldest 747 in KL fleet?
factsonly wrote:Jump to postOldest B744 still flying, but not for long:
- 23982 LN nr. 735 Boeing 747-400 PH-BFB KLM Royal Dutch Airlines C35W36Y337 Jun 1989 Active FB-002 Bangkok / City of Bangkok
On January 6 and 7 KLM wil also fly with a Boeing 747 to Las Vegas, specifically for the Consumer Electronics Show: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1396693 KLM scraps their flights to Freetown and Monravia (KL511: AMS-FNA-ROB-AMS) to allow the Las Vegas flights because of the slot pr...Jump to post
As of today, Iran Air has changed equipment from the Airbus A300 to the new Airbus A330-200. Kind of sad to see the A300 go, I think this is the last one to visit Schiphol on a regular basis. Link in Dutch Unfortunately yes. However DHL still uses the A300-600 on flights to Schiphol. Iran Air, Taro...Jump to post
Amazed by the fact that KL and HV don't swap their 73NG's for the MAX asap, which would result in a much needed reduced noise footprint around the Dutch airports. I remember some head honcho from LH stating that the NEO has a footprint 50% less than the CEO. Let's get on with it! Isn't KL very clos...Jump to post
Royal Air Maroc 744 CN-RGA is on his way to China for D-check so we can expect to see her for a few more years. Royal Air Maroc has retired their sole 747-400 CN-RGA when it flew her last flight from Montreal to Casablanca. CN-RGA at Montreal, on Saturday evening before her final flight back home: ...Jump to post
I've been searching for more recent info/photo's from the Iran 747SP's for some time. Hard to find any. But Google Maps/Earth has been updated (date is August 1, 2018): https://i.imgur.com/UAykFHR.jpg https://goo.gl/maps/DSjJVFAZNe62 And found some more recent photo's. All taken on June 1, 2018. The...Jump to post
Ah, another A380 at KLM topic. Let's copy my old post then: It's a nice train of though, but the easy answer is no. Let's give some arguments: - KLM needs a certain amount of aircraft from a certain type to work. I can't remember the number (and this number is probably dependant on the type itself) ...Jump to post
Just wonder if above 747 retirement schedule is still current. I noticed on the Dutch Wiki KLM page there will be 4 787-10s delivered in 2019 (number of pax also rose from 338 to 344 for the KLM 787-10). IIRC, the previous delivery schedule for 787-10 was 2 in 2019, 3 in 2020 and 3 in 2021. Seems 2...Jump to post
Good news for the queen, KLM will apparently keep the 747 a bit longer. Link (in french): http://www.air-journal.fr/2018-08-28-klm-pas-dairbus-a350-avant-2021-5203593.html In english: https://worldairlinenews.com/2018/08/28/klm-to-delay-the-retirement-of-its-boeing-747-400-fleet/ Not really news. T...Jump to post
In total nineteen 747-400D aircraft were produced (11x ANA, 8x JAL) : 844 25213 747-446D R2901 RU801 JAL 879 25214 747-446D R2902 RU802 JAL 891 25292 747-481D R2903 RU831 ANA 907 26347 747-446D R2904 RU803 JAL 914 25639 747-481D R2905 RU832 ANA, converted to -481 12/2001 920 25640 747-481D R2906 RU...Jump to post
Boeing delivered 19 747-400D aircraft; 11 to All Nippon Airways and 8 to Japan Airlines. All have been scrapped apart from 2 ANA aircraft; former JA401A and JA402A that now fly around as cargo aircraft for Suparna Airlines as B-2435 and B-2432. However, B-2435 hasn't flown since February 15, 2018. T...Jump to post
The scrapping of KLM's PH-BFR " Rio de Janeiro " continues. She'll probably be gone before the weekend :cry: ... She is. Rio is gone... https://scontent-amt2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/39538713_2101751060084398_5271635437406912512_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=4e7970ee43ee6cc446fe6f26477836bd&o...Jump to post
Well another opportunity for you to post that excellent picture and the information that you have provided but didn't you think it was a case of ''De Javu'' when posting it as this is an identical thread to one that was started last week regarding the exact same albeit with a video, other than that...Jump to post
The scrapping of KLM's PH-BFR " Rio de Janeiro " continues. First picture is taken last weekend: https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/39161577_2169225896487633_6008763301276680192_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=872d49f80c703b54ee1e46b13030192e&oe=5C049D13 Source Next two are taken yes...Jump to post
Aircraft End-of-Life Solutions (AELS) is holding another auction, selling parts of PH-BFR (pictured in my post above) and bits of PH-BFF. Also bits and pieces from Air France's A340-300's F-GLZI and F-GLZR and Swiss A340-300 HB-JMK. It varies from 747 winglet to A340 crew rest and steering column to...Jump to post
Several routes posted here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=605287&p=9652165&hilit=iemand91+routes#p9652165
And here: viewtopic.php?t=1398321&view=unread#unread
How about EK? Are there any airport where you can see several A380s outside of DXB? That drone video made me think of that. https://youtu.be/csTkMwBE45g When EK started flying non-stop to Auckland in 2016 they used the A380 for that inaugural flight. (after that it was flown with the 777-200LR). Th...Jump to post
Iemand91 wrote:At AMS up to 20 daily flights to 10 destinations: (this summer)
LAX 1x (LAX is the only non daily flight; it's 4x per week)
I would like to see a photo of the 5 VS 747's on the ground at once in MCO, anyone have one? I can't find one with 5 yet, but at least here's one with 4: http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/4/8/5/1131584.jpg?v=v40 http://www.airliners.net/photo/-/-/1131584?qsp=eJwtjkEOwiAQRe/y1yxsbKNlqQfQ...Jump to post
With their Huge daily services from the UK and the Open Skies offering what is the highest amount of BA planes on the ground at JFK at its peak? I've seen a picture on line of 3x 744 in a row with a 767 at the gates, wondering if there's a pic that beats this? Bo)am Well, it's technically a picture...Jump to post
They've started cutting up PH-BFR " Rio de Janeiro " at Twente Airport. https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/38273591_1820094971403359_1676919360238649344_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=e24008039564209c199fee5d8c4516d0&oe=5C014940 Source: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=182009...Jump to post
A Dutch aviation website (luchtvaartnieuws.nl) stated they will likely return to Amsterdam with the A380 in the Summer of 2018,
just like they did in the Summer of 2015 and 2016.
PH-BFY is now at Paramaribo-Zanderij International Airport in Suriname. It will fly back to Amsterdam in about 2 hours. 4 hours after arrival she will fly to Soekarno–Hatta International Airport in Indonesia as flight KL9865. There she will get a D-check; most likely the very last D-check for any KL...Jump to post
Garuda was one of the few airlines that had the galley in the longitudinal setup on the right What was the advantage of that config? Looks like a waste of windows. I don't know about Garuda, but KLM apparently used it because it was convenient for their seating arrangements. They had Royal (First) ...Jump to post
Sad to see them go. Another airlines were the 747 is something of the past. Some photo's I've found online (Twitter): https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DLrz2Z7V4AA28Rb.jpg:large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DLsRzAEUEAA2x4X.jpg:large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DLsRz-DVwAApyrG.jpg:large https://pbs.twimg.co...Jump to post
Thanks for the follow up. Any more going to the same shop? Lightsaber There are rumours going around KLM might send one (or more) 747-400's to Twente, but those rumours are very vague. Don't pint me down on this one. Other than that; they've said they want to disassemble more planes here. Which or ...Jump to post
(I thought there was a different topic about this; that I possible already previously posted in, but I couldn't find it) Just to update this thread; the A340 has been scrapped around 3 weeks ago: Two videos about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiu1ecX1d70 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsP92v...Jump to post
Several Fokkers have left their home in the last few days. PH-KZP left for Norwich at October 2. PH-KZA left Amsterdam at October 6 and is flying between Al Ain International Airport (AAN) and r. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport (NAG). Only 7 Fokkers left at Amsterdam. (PH-KZS, -KZM, -KZB, -...Jump to post
In June 2015, KLM had 2.854 pilots flying the Fokker F70, Embraer 190, Boeing 737, 777, 747 and Airbus A330. At that time it was (if I'm correct): 19 Fokker F70 28 Embraer E190 30 Boeing 737 25 Boeing 777 22 Boeing 747 17 Airbus A330. That's a total of 141 aircraft. 2854 / 141 = 20.2 pilots per airc...Jump to post
On September 26; KLM's CEO Pieter Elbers personally accepted their last 777-300ER PH-BVU. (First picture) Named "Grand Canyon National Park" it's now on her way to Amsterdam. Expected arrival is 09:40. https://www.flightradar24.com/KLM9866/f05c195 It's KLM's 29th 777 and 14th 777-300ER and...Jump to post
The press release is pretty clear: The orders were previously unidentified on Boeing's Orders & Deliveries website. I started to look around the internet and it now I understand those 2 747-8F's Akbar said they ordered in the beginning of July have actually never firmed up, until yesterday. Sti...Jump to post
And they've ordered another 2 747-8F's (and 4 777-300ER's). Brings the total number to 4 747-8F's. Actually no, today's announcement is just a confirmation of a previous unidentified order placed on July 16. So these 2 orders today that changed from unidentified to Qatar are the already known 2, in...Jump to post
LN 1535 is being delivered today, together with an 777F. https://imagr.eu/up/AhHlh_DKlppAvUQAARLAP.jpg https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/912376561533313026 https://imagr.eu/up/74LX6_DKlphg3VwAEsSq-.jpg https://twitter.com/ARdpb/status/912376451277586432 And they've ordered another 2 747-8F's (...Jump to post
Well what a nice video and I'll ask my partner to share this at work and who knows. Would be a nice thing to do, Calgary in Calgary. They better hurry; she's scheduled to retire in exactly 10 weeks time. Iemand91, here are the photos I took of PH-BFT in CUR on a huminatarian aid flight to SXM: 4583...Jump to post
Dear KLM - A Plea from Calgary Plane Spotters Thanks for watching this video! On behalf of all Calgary plane spotters, I have a special favor to ask of you. KLM's 747-400 PH-BFC is named after my home city of Calgary, Canada, and unfortunately, as many already know, 747-400s are rapidly being retir...Jump to post
Just to make things clear; it looks to be this panel: https://i.imgur.com/xVr3agL.jpg Sourche of the photo: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4291/35752841612_14b4ea3d2c_c.jpg KLM 777-200ER braking action by Nicky Boogaard , on Flickr It is: https://gathering.tweakers.net/forum/list_message/52690967#5...Jump to post
EddieDude wrote:Iemand91 wrote:Unfortunately KLM will retire 3 747-400M's at the end of this year, including PH-BFC (and PH-BFF and -BFR).
This will result in only 6 KLM 747-400M's left at the end of this year.
The KL routes that are served with 744Ms will become 789 routes?
Here's hoping for a miracle 748 Combi someday I'll join in. :D Yes, Iemand91, sure they can make them, but as you said, they are far less flexible and beefed up (read havier = less efficient). KLM was offered the 748M, if they would pay for the modifications and certifications, no other airline wou...Jump to post
Here is a hypothetical. Say KLM decided to stay with Combis as long as possible given engineering limits? Assuming the business plan analysis is firmly Combi would KLM be better to pay Boeing to certify a 747-8 Combi rather than spend the ongoing check and maintenance rebuild costs to keep 744 Comb...Jump to post
KLM announced today that all remaining 7 Fokker 70 aircraft will be flown in formation to Norwich on the 29th where they will be temporarily stored. Every aircraft according to the airline have been sold. On the 29th they will place a tail section of a Fokker at Schiphol East to commemorate the lon...Jump to post
PH-BFA stored at Teruel, Spain. Picture taken a week ago.
KLM's first 747-400 and the first/only retired full pax 747-400 so far.
Found some more; wish I was there. My father was probably next to the photographer. Source: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FarewellKLMBoeing747/permalink/1435021559920324/ https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21551743_1730284617278610_172371389111230839_o.jpg?oh=212289e562bfae68c70c9ad287...Jump to post