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KLM 787 Names

Thu Sep 24, 2015 4:21 am

I searched the Internet, but could not find the anticipated names for the upcoming 787 fleet. I do know they are being named after flowers. Does KLM keep this information secret until delivery or does anyone have a list?
 
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RE: KLM 787 Names

Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:18 am

Not very imaginative, and probably cheesy, but this frame...



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...could be named "Bird of Paradise" .
 
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RE: KLM 787 Names

Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:38 am

Or maybe there could be a "Birds of Paradise" ad campaign for the KL 787 fleet, and then name the new frames after flowers.
 
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RE: KLM 787 Names

Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:57 am

My guess,

Flowernames
Reg: PH-BHA

So probably starting with an "A"

KLM usually puts the Dutch name on the left side and I'm expecting the Latin name on the right side of the aircraft.

The Left side has the name taped off by a short piece of tape below the first two cabin windows:
http://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/t31.0-8/12002550_10153211236530773_1660829552407581590_o.jpg

So a short Dutch name

Whilst the right side has a large piece of tape, suggesting a longer Latin name:
http://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/t31.0-8/12010714_10153211236455773_5355125454897539896_o.jpg

One flower I found with a Short Dutch but slightly longer Latin name is

Dutch: Aster
Latin: Asterae

But there might be more, I am just speculating a bit here  
 
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RE: KLM 787 Names

Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:43 pm

That's the second best 787 after Etihad to me.
 
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RE: KLM 787 Names

Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:47 pm

Is a firm date already picked for the delivery of this first 787 to KLM? I'd assume it will be some where at the end of October or mid November?


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RE: KLM 787 Names

Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:57 pm

Quoting starbucks (Reply 3):
I'm expecting the Latin name on the right side of the aircraft.

Why are you expecting a Latin name on the #2 side? Should be English like the others. Eg. Zwaan/Swan
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RE: KLM 787 Names

Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:10 pm

Quoting zululima (Reply 6):
Why are you expecting a Latin name on the #2 side? Should be English like the others. Eg. Zwaan/Swan
http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latin_alphabet

Quote:
The term Latin alphabet may refer to either the alphabet used to write Latin (as described in this article), or other alphabets based on the Latin script, which is the basic set of letters common to the various alphabets descended from the classical Latin one, such as the English alphabet.
 
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RE: KLM 787 Names

Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:37 pm

Maybe a bit off topic, but the name of the 787 simulator, which is in use since jan 2015 is “Vlijtig Liesje” (Impatiens walleriana) I believe in English it is called “impatiens”
KLM flight simulator names usually do have names with a wink to the real names. In case of the 787 these are flowernames.
http://www.pilootenvliegtuig.nl/wp-c...015/01/vlijtig-liesje-1024x512.jpg
Since the flight simulators are certified, and are maintained to keep them similar tot the real flightdecks and systems, they do also have a registration. For the simulator the regi BHQ is used. Somehow I could not manage to post a direct link to the certificate of the 787 flightsimulator.
So here is the link tot he KLM trainingcentre. Click on the tab Simulators and see for the 787. Notice the URL when clicking on the certificate of the 787 simulator
http://klmflightcrewtraining.com/
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RE: KLM 787 Names

Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:20 pm

Quoting starbucks (Reply 3):
Flowernames
Reg: PH-BHA

So probably starting with an "A"

Their first A330, PH-AOA was named Dam, so the first delivered aircraft of a certain type might be an exception.

My guess would be that the name of their first 787 will be Tulp (Tulip), the symbol of the Netherlands. That might also explain the short piece of tape.
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RE: KLM 787 Names

Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:56 pm

Quoting 777klm (Reply 9):

Correct, but the square is located in Amsterdam which starts with an A, PH-AOB, is Potzdammerplats in Berlin, AOC is Place de la Concorde in Paris, the letter is really applied to the name or the location of the famous squares the A330 fleet are named after (And Yes I do admit it does not apply for all the A330's but alt least the majority)

Quoting zululima (Reply 6):

Because flowers always have two names, a Latin name which is the same all over the world and a local language name,
Tulp - Tulip -Tulipa
Narsis - Daffodil - Narcissus

Etc...
 
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RE: KLM 787 Names

Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:49 pm

Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 7):

The term Latin alphabet may refer to either the alphabet used to write Latin (as described in this article), or other alphabets based on the Latin script, which is the basic set of letters common to the various alphabets descended from the classical Latin one, such as the English alphabet.

Dutch uses the same Latin Alphabet as English does. I see no reason why it wouldn't be Dutch on one side and English on the other, as it has been for decades.
 
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RE: KLM 787 Names

Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:22 pm

Quoting nitepilot79 (Reply 1):
this frame...

Just name this one "Blue Curacao"    or something - time to move away from flowers and start naming after places they fly to...
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RE: KLM 787 Names

Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:02 pm

Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 7):
Quote:
The term Latin alphabet may refer to either the alphabet used to write Latin (as described in this article), or other alphabets based on the Latin script, which is the basic set of letters common to the various alphabets descended from the classical Latin one, such as the English alphabet.

That makes no sense whatsoever. No one mentioned the alphabet.

Quoting starbucks (Reply 10):
Because flowers always have two names, a Latin name which is the same all over the world and a local language name,
Tulp - Tulip -Tulipa
Narsis - Daffodil - Narcissus

Duh. But I asked why you expected KLM to give a crap about the scientific names, which they obviously don't. That is in fact why I chose the bird reference in my example. Animals have latin names as well. The KLM convention in Dutch/English.

Quoting N415XJ (Reply 11):
Dutch uses the same Latin Alphabet as English does. I see no reason why it wouldn't be Dutch on one side and English on the other, as it has been for decades.

Thanks for paying attention. The rest of the class could learn something from your example...  
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