KLM Rounds Out Centenary Year With Delivery of Fourth Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, 31st 737-800
KLM announced on Saturday that their fourth Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner has been delivered. The aircraft landed at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport after flying directly from Boeing’s Charleston, South Carolina (US) factory.
As they mark the end of their 100th year in operation, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines had plenty to celebrate this week. On Thursday, the carrier announced the delivery of their 31st Boeing 737-800 which was flown directly from Boeing’s Seattle Factory. Then on Saturday, KLM announced the landing of their fourth Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, which touched down at Amsterdam-Schiphol, after flying from Boring’s Charleston, South Carolina factory. KLM’s entire fleet of 737s are named after birds and the new B737-800 (registration PH-BCL) has been named “Red-crested Pochard.” The four newest B737NGs on order have a completely new interior with larger overhead bins, LED lighting, new adjustable seats with headrests and USB power at every seat. The Red-crested Pochard brings KLM’s Boeing 737 fleet to 52 including 16 737-700s, 31 737-800s and five 737-900s.
All of KLM’s Dreamliners are named after flowers or flowering plants and their new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner (registration PH-BKF) has been named “Sneeuwklokje” or Snow Drop. The new fleet addition is part of KLM’s commitment to operate a sustainable and energy-efficient fleet. Compared to similar size aircraft, the 787 Dreamliner consumes 20% less fuel and when compared to KLM’s B747-combi, delivers a 46% fuel reduction along with the corresponding reduction in CO2 emissions. With the delivery of Snow Drop, KLM now has 17 Boeing 787s in its fleet including 13 787-9s and four 787-10s.
Source: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines