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by 76er
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM back in Cairo!
Replies: 14
Views: 4537

Re: KLM back in Cairo!

So, with this type of operation for KL between AMS and CAI, do current EU rules/regs allow the flight deck to operate this as a turn, e.g. augmented flight deck? I ask as I'm curious if KL will have crews laying over so long in CAI for such a short stage length. Thanks! The freighter service AMS-CA...

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by 76er
Fri May 29, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1138
Views: 315645

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

747classic wrote:
PH-MPS, MHV, June 26th 2020


Minor typo, my dear 747Classic? ;)

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by 76er
Sun May 17, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1138
Views: 315645

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

zoek34 wrote:
(now enroute to STN)


MP no longer flies to STN, FR24 hickup.


crownvic wrote:
So the ones painted in full KLM Cargo colors were never part of the retirement?


That is correct. As a matter of fact, one of the -ERFs is scheduled for heavy maintenance in the near future. Same for the sole -BCF.

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by 76er
Sun May 17, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS Allowed to Grow to 540K Movements
Replies: 37
Views: 6137

Re: AMS Allowed to Grow to 540K Movements

The government made clear that it doesn't want to increase the maximum number of movements for these types of flights. As such it will seek ways to change the slot allocation system is uch a way that it can ensure that slot requests which have a low added value for the Dutch economy can be refused....

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by 76er
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France 777F’s
Replies: 30
Views: 4536

Re: Air France 777F’s

the sole 30 years old 744BDSF must cost a bit to run, I think every flyable 747F is now flying, would the MP livery be back? Minor correction, it’s a BCF (Boeing), not a BDSF (Bedek). Although it lacks a nose door, has less range than an ERF and burns a bit more fuel, PH-MPS seems to be holding its...

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by 76er
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France 777F’s
Replies: 30
Views: 4536

Re: Air France 777F’s

Yes they do. It’s nearing its max hours/cycles though. MP wanted to replace it with a newer ERF (ex Cargolux) but wasted time on securing the deal. Cargolux already sold it to another. Then they were in talks to acquire an ex Atlas bird and that fell through due to Corona and immediate spending cut...

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by 76er
Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 57600

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

I guess most of the money will go to salaries and other fixed costs like leases, loans etc.

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by 76er
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could KLM change their 77W order to 77F?
Replies: 27
Views: 5854

Re: Could KLM change there 77W order to 777F

Those B744 freighters are going to be oddballs if KLM is only interested in having two pilot groups by 2025 The KLM 744 freighters are not flown by KLM pilots. And the envisioned 77W cargo conversion is aimed at the high volume, low weight parcel market. KL freighters fly the heavy stuff and they w...

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by 76er
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1138
Views: 315645

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

PANAMsterdam wrote:
Technical question: How can they safely operate her with an empty passenger section and a filled cargo section? How do they balance that out? I'm happy to volunteer as balance :dopey:



A couple of concrete blocks in the lower forward hold (station 11) should do the trick.

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by 76er
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1138
Views: 315645

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

https://www.nhnieuws.nl/tv
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With the winds from the northeast it appears today’s final landing will be on runway 06. Broadcast on the RTV-NoordHolland livestream and linked by Luchtvaartnieuws.nl as well.

ETA for KL686 is now 15:29 local time, parking at E19.

https://www.nhnieuws.nl/tv

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by 76er
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR; Ex-Jet Airways 77W’s to find new home.
Replies: 73
Views: 15545

Re: RUMOUR; Ex-Jet Airways 77W’s to find new home.

take some cheap 777-300ERs instead, regardless of the French unions. It does not work that way unfortunately. By the way, when was the last time KL got their hands on second hand widebodies? And then there is of course the slot problem at AMS, although the demise of FlyBe today may bring some relie...

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by 76er
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to get proper premium economy.
Replies: 24
Views: 5737

Re: KLM to get proper premium economy.

I wonder if this will be on top of Economy Comfort or as a replacement.

Nevertheless, great news.

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by 76er
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM considers A321 order
Replies: 271
Views: 50986

Re: KLM considers A321 order

I understand that. My reply was to Raylee67 who specifically mentioned the XLR.

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by 76er
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM considers A321 order
Replies: 271
Views: 50986

Re: KLM considers A321 order

But I wouldn't be surprised to see some common sense and see KLM acquire say 20 A321. For growth or as a replacement? AMS is politically capped at 500.000 slots, with no relief if sight. So 20 321s for growth only is impossible for at least the near future. And as a replacement for what? The 330s? ...

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by 76er
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM considers A321 order
Replies: 271
Views: 50986

Re: KLM considers A321 order

asr0dzjq wrote:
Plus, you also have to consider that rumours are circulating about KLM phasing out their A330's


Not rumor but fact.

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by 76er
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM considers A321 order
Replies: 271
Views: 50986

Re: KLM considers A321 order

With AMS on lockdown because of the slot fiasco, KL simply has no room to open up new routes that are specifically tailored to the XLR. And from the looks of it, the environmentalists and NIMBY’s seem to be winning the war here in the Low Countries. So prospects for the XLR in KLM-blue are not very ...

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by 76er
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM considers A321 order
Replies: 271
Views: 50986

Re: KLM considers A321 order

AngMoh wrote:

And you can see 737-700 already replaced by E195.


The 195E2 is meant for E190 replacement. Due to the slot fiasco at AMS KL wants to upgauge, not downgauge.

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by 76er
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM considers A321 order
Replies: 271
Views: 50986

Re: KLM considers A321 order

cedarjet wrote:
KLM’s customers expect better.


95% Of KLM’s customers cannot tell the difference.

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by 76er
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM considers A321 order
Replies: 271
Views: 50986

Re: KLM considers A321 order

* Because KLM nor Transavia has ever flown with the A320-series aircraft (maybe a lease once of 1 plane?) they don't have trained pilots so they would need to retrain all of their 737-pilots which also costs a lot of money Well, for a couple more years KL still has a bunch of Airbus rated pilots in...

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by 76er
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 19059

Re: Storm Clara over Europe - Impact on Aviation

Multiple go arounds from runway 22 at AMS right now. EZY3005 from STN is on attempt #3 and UX1093 just went around also.

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by 76er
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 19059

Re: Storm Clara over Europe - Impact on Aviation

First go around this afternoon at AMS. KL1702 from MAD abandoned its approach to runway 18R and just landed on 18C.
No diversions so far.

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by 76er
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 19059

Re: Storm Clara over Europe - Impact on Aviation

Clackers wrote:
BA from Geneva has diverted to Lyon and declared an emergency... ?


Under these circumstances that can only mean it expects to land with less than 30 minutes worth of fuel.

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by 76er
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 19059

Re: Storm Clara over Europe - Impact on Aviation

In AMS the wind speed will increase now continuously. Maximum at about 19z with 60 to 65 knots. Indeed. Later today traffic will most likely switch from 18L/C/R to 22, 24 and 27. That’s what the latest TAF points at anyway: AMS FT 091117z 0912/1018 20031G45KT 9999 BKN018 BECMG 0913/0916 21036G52KT ...

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by 76er
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 19059

Re: Storm Clara over Europe - Impact on Aviation

The RTV Noord-Holland channel is back with a livestream from 18R at AMS. Presently not all too exciting, with winds from 200 degrees with gusts up to 42 knots. https://www.nhnieuws.nl/nieuws/261652/live-vliegtuigen-bij-schiphol-trotseren-rukwinden-van-megastorm-ciara Later this afternoon/evening gus...

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by 76er
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1138
Views: 315645

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

Looks like the last ever KLM 747-combi flight will be on January 3, 2020 from JFK to AMS as KL644. I guess you meant 2021? ;) Just too bad KL has no intention to compensate the loss of all that main deck capacity with just one or two extra 744F.. It seems the oddsize cargo business is not that impo...

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by 76er
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are KLM 737 replacement options?
Replies: 508
Views: 54523

Re: What are KLM 737 replacement options?

206 Seats would require 5 flight attendants, not gonna happen. And why on earth would AF want to transfer 321s to KL? You know what AF staff will do when that happens, right?

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by 76er
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are KLM 737 replacement options?
Replies: 508
Views: 54523

Re: What are KLM 737 replacement options?

FlyingBlueKLM wrote:
And I highly doubt it that KLM won't have the A350 in 2025.


Sigh.. once again, just look at the image in the very first post in this thread.
Not going to happen.

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by 76er
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are KLM 737 replacement options?
Replies: 508
Views: 54523

Re: What are KLM 737 replacement options?

VSMUT wrote:
an A320 rating doesn't cost much more than €17.000. For 6 pilots, that is a mere €102.000, well within the 5 mio.


That is such a gross oversimplification that I would not even know where to start.

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by 76er
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are KLM 737 replacement options?
Replies: 508
Views: 54523

Re: What are KLM 737 replacement options?

My dear FlyingBlue, none of the 3 links provided prove your point.. Let me add one more reason KL will not operate the XLR: it will essentially be a longhaul plane, dealing with typical longhaul issues like ETOPS, more extensive catering, crew rest, WBC, etcetc. I can guarantee you the powerful VNV-...

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by 76er
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are KLM 737 replacement options?
Replies: 508
Views: 54523

Re: What are KLM 737 replacement options?

Ben Smith does not want 2 narrowbody types, that’s what I understand from all the posts here. He wants to simplify things. Flying the A321NEO/XLR at mainline and flying the 737 MAX at LCC is part of his plan. Please provide us with a source where BS says he wants ONE type for both AF and KL. Please...

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by 76er
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are KLM 737 replacement options?
Replies: 508
Views: 54523

Re: What are KLM 737 replacement options?

KLM and AF are big enough to operate 2 separate narrowbody brands. Just look at the US3, they all operate the 737 and 320. Flying both A and B is also good for the AFKL sizable MRO business.

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by 76er
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are KLM 737 replacement options?
Replies: 508
Views: 54523

Re: What are KLM 737 replacement options?

The XLR is a no go for KL, mainly considering the slot issues at AMS. On top of that you would need a subfleet with a true WBC product for such a medium-longhaul product. Not going to happen. Also many 5 to 8 hour KL flights are cargo heavy, favoring widebody equipment. IMHO KL will hold on to its 7...

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by 76er
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM buys a used 777-300 ER and 2 AMS slots for $23M
Replies: 104
Views: 29002

Re: KLM buys a used 777-300 ER and 2 AMS slots for $23M

The senior unionized crew decides what is an exotic location, basically do they want to spend a night in that city, based on perceived safety, night life ... Your definition may not be the same. Junior/contract/part time crew may be willing to bid on the route, being mainline international route se...

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by 76er
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transavia pilots wanted to take off from the taxiway at Schiphol
Replies: 23
Views: 8441

Re: Transavia pilots wanted to take off from the taxiway at Schiphol

PatrickZ80 wrote:
a KLM 737 took off from that same taxiway these Transavia pilots attempted to take off from.


True, but that was in the opposite direction.

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by 76er
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are KLM 737 replacement options?
Replies: 508
Views: 54523

Re: What are KLM 737 replacement options?

https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/ ... simulators
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In the news today: KLM has ordered 2 E2-series simulators giving off a strong signal that the E-jets are here to stay. First delivery this year, #2 will follow in 2021.
Link (in Dutch): https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/ ... simulators

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by 76er
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which replacement aircrafts will KLM choose for the B744, A330, and B772?
Replies: 14
Views: 930

Re: Which replacement aircrafts will KLM choose for the B744, A330, and B772?

FlyingBlueKLM wrote:
But the A35K has the option to load containers, and I don’t know if the B779 has that.


Every modern widebody has the capability to carry containers.

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by 76er
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM buys a used 777-300 ER and 2 AMS slots for $23M
Replies: 104
Views: 29002

Re: KLM buys a used 777-300 ER and 2 AMS slots for $23M

The thread title is incorrect, slots at AMS can not be sold or bought. They are distributed via an independant slot coordinator. Unless of course the Jet slots were on loan from KL, as had been mentioned here. In case anyone is interested in learning more about the slot system at AMS: https://slotco...

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by 76er
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are KLM 737 replacement options?
Replies: 508
Views: 54523

Re: What are KLM 737 replacement options?

KLM says they operate the 772ER since 1997, but the oldest one I can find on airfleets.net is from 2003. Are the ones from 1997 still flying? If they do, and if KLM needs to retire them for environmental reasons and/or for any other reasons, the group can order the A350-900. KLM ordered their first...

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by 76er
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are KLM 737 replacement options?
Replies: 508
Views: 54523

Re: What are KLM 737 replacement options?

The KL mainline narrowbody fleet is too small to justify 2 brands. Period. Why is that so hard to grasp?

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by 76er
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which replacement aircrafts will KLM choose for the B744, A330, and B772?
Replies: 14
Views: 930

Re: Which replacement aircrafts will KLM choose for the B744, A330, and B772?

I should have been more clear. With one type for the longhaul fleet I meant the fact that the KL widebody pilot group will operate the 77/78 combo as a single type. IMHO the 330s will be replaced by more 789s. Very, very efficient. Do I like it from a passenger standpoint? No. But 3-4-3 and 3-3-3 in...

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by 76er
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which replacement aircrafts will KLM choose for the B744, A330, and B772?
Replies: 14
Views: 930

Re: Which replacement aircrafts will KLM choose for the B744, A330, and B772?

Oh, not again.. You are aware that KL actually HAS ordered the 359, but that not long ago it was decided that these aircraft will now to AF. KL wil move to a single (sub)type longhaul division, resulting in enormous efficiency gains regarding flight crew, parts, maintenance and (digital) paperwork. ...

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by 76er
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are KLM 737 replacement options?
Replies: 508
Views: 54523

Re: What are KLM 737 replacement options?

Because in the 911 aftermath they got such a good deal from both A and B that they could not resist. Plus the fact that the 772 would be too big to replace KL’s 763 fleet, the 332 was just a better fit. The 333s arrived much later and partially served as replacement for the last MP 767s.

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by 76er
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296622

Re: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine 737

"Iranian Revolutionary Guard General takes blame: "I wish I were dead"" Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad just posted an article citing general Amir Ali Hajizadeh admitting on national Iranian TV it was one of his Revolutionary Guard units that shot down the plane. Here's the link...

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by 76er
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are KLM 737 replacement options?
Replies: 508
Views: 54523

Re: What are KLM 737 replacement options?

Can we please close this thread now, it's becoming an embarrassment for this once so high quality site.

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by 76er
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are KLM 737 replacement options?
Replies: 508
Views: 54523

Re: What are KLM 737 replacement options?

You keep using the words “more modern” and “better”. KL does not care, they will buy/lease whatever makes them more money. And that strategy has made them one of the most profitable airlines in Europe over the past decade. Remember that KL does not have a government behind them like Air France and A...

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by 76er
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are KLM 737 replacement options?
Replies: 508
Views: 54523

Re: What are KLM 737 replacement options?

If KLM cares about comfort, and I think they do Yes, and that’s why they fly 10-abreast 777s and 9-abreast 787s. :roll: And along that logic they should go for the 737-8 as it is narrower than the 320 (less frontal area = less drag = less fuel). The 737 is also lighter than then the 320 (=less fuel...

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by 76er
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are KLM 737 replacement options?
Replies: 508
Views: 54523

Re: What are KLM 737 replacement options?

Oh no, not again!

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by 76er
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish A330THY off RWY at Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Replies: 31
Views: 8493

Re: Turkish A330THY off RWY at Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Could this be the second write-off for TK this year? ;)

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by 76er
Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the A220 a good aircraft for KLM Cityhopper?
Replies: 23
Views: 4532

Re: Is the A220 a good aircraft for KLM Cityhopper?

The 195e2 will be the largest aircraft flown by KLC ever by far, with a third more seats than the 190. That’s quite an increase. It will fit nicely under the MAX8, MAX9 or whatever MAX KL will order eventually. Like it or not. Having a pilot pool already qualified helps, plus having Europe’s largest...

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by 76er
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are KLM 737 replacement options?
Replies: 508
Views: 54523

Re: What are KLM 737 replacement options?

Well said. Over the past decades KL has flown their aircraft to the max. Pretty much the last airline to phase out the passenger MD11, same thing for the 747. No surprise if the same happens with the 737NG. Being used on relatively short sectors (I guess AMS-IST is their longest flight) fuel economy...

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