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KLM F70 Retirement Plan and E175 Introductions

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:17 pm
by FB330
There is a good thread going at the moment talking about KLM's 747 retirement schedule, so wondered if there was any informed folks out there who could update us on what is happening with the F70s.

I know the F70s should be gone in the next 12-15 months, but does anyone have a list of which aircraft are going and when?

Also, what is the planned delivery schedule for their replacement, the E175?

I believe there are currently 3 E175s in the fleet.

Re: KLM F70 Retirement Plan and E175 Introductions

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:02 am
by Iemand91
FB330 wrote:
There is a good thread going at the moment talking about KLM's 747 retirement schedule, so wondered if there was any informed folks out there who could update us on what is happening with the F70s.

I know the F70s should be gone in the next 12-15 months, but does anyone have a list of which aircraft are going and when?

The final Fokker F70 flight is scheduled for 29 October, 2017.

This is roughly the planning for phase-out:
Nov-16 PH-KZA
Nov-16 PH-WXD
Feb-17 PH-KZD
Mar-17 PH-KZE
May-17 PH-KZK
Jun-17 PH-KZC
Aug-17 PH-KZB
Sep-17 PH-KZP
Nov-17 PH-KZI
Nov-17 PH-KZL
Dec-17 PH-KZU
Jan-18 PH-KZM
Feb-18 PH-KZS

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Also, what is the planned delivery schedule for their replacement, the E175?

I believe there are currently 3 E175s in the fleet.

Correct.

Next E175 (PH-EXJ) will arrive next month. The remaining E175's will arrive until June 2018.

Re: KLM F70 Retirement Plan and E175 Introductions

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:03 pm
by FB330
Perfect, just what I needed. I wonder why if the final flight is October 17, some aircraft aren't leaving until early 2018?

Going to be a sad day when these little blue birds leave our skies.

Re: KLM F70 Retirement Plan and E175 Introductions

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:56 pm
by Iemand91
FB330 wrote:
Perfect, just what I needed. I wonder why if the final flight is October 17, some aircraft aren't leaving until early 2018?

Going to be a sad day when these little blue birds leave our skies.

Well; the news that the final flight will be on October 29th, 2017 is more recent than that list. Maybe they're accelerating the phase-out of the last Fokkers?

Indeed sad. It also means that our government plane (also a Fokker F70) will leave (most likely a 737BBJ will replace it since the King will also fly the 737 instead of his current F70).
The Netherlands is one of the very few countries in the world where the government plane is designed, built and maintained in it's own country.

Re: KLM F70 Retirement Plan and E175 Introductions

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:16 pm
by Dutchy
Iemand91 wrote:
FB330 wrote:
Perfect, just what I needed. I wonder why if the final flight is October 17, some aircraft aren't leaving until early 2018?

Going to be a sad day when these little blue birds leave our skies.

Well; the news that the final flight will be on October 29th, 2017 is more recent than that list. Maybe they're accelerating the phase-out of the last Fokkers?

Indeed sad. It also means that our government plane (also a Fokker F70) will leave (most likely a 737BBJ will replace it since the King will also fly the 737 instead of his current F70).
The Netherlands is one of the very few countries in the world where the government plane is designed, built and maintained in it's own country.


Correct, it will be a shame when that isn't the case anymore. Both the government plane and Fokkers with KLM, a relationship which started almost 100 years ago.

There were talks of taking a second hand Airbus ACJ319 from India, they were close of taking that one, so it will be interesting if Willemlex will fly that one. A BBJ might also be in the running, will simplify things for our Prince Pills. (sorry can't take a royal serieus anymore, it is relic rom the past which has no place in a democratic society, Go Farao Arjen I).

I thought it was this one: http://www.avbuyer.com/aircraft-for-sale/airbus/a319