Boeing 747-400 (PH-BFB) KLM aircraft will be withdrawn (video)
Some time ago, KLM decided to phase out Boeing 747-400 aircraft for commercial reasons. Even at this moment, the Boeing 747-400 (PH-BFB) KLM is preparing to take off for the last time on a commercial flight.
The oldest Boeing 747-400 in the KLM fleet, the Boeing 747-400 (PH-BFB), will be retired from commercial service. He is currently in Los Angeles and is preparing for the return flight KL602, the last in its history.
After being withdrawn from commercial service, this Boeing 747-400 (PH-BFB) will be displayed in front of the Corendon Village Hotel, overlooking Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam.
The transfer of the aircraft will be made by road, and all expenses will be borne by Corendon. This spectacular move will take place in February 2019. We return with information!
Boeing 747-400 (PH-BFB) KLM
The Boeing 747-400 (PH-BFB) is almost 30 years old. It was delivered to KLM in June 1989. On 1 July 1989, the aircraft was named "Bangkok / City of Bangkok" in the presence of over 200 persons. The baptism was performed by 9 Thai monks from a 100 year-old monastery in Laksi District, Bangkok.
To date, Boeing 747-400 (PH-BFB) has recorded over 134 000 flight hours over 36 000 cycles (landings and take-offs). After 26 November, KLM will have 11 "Queen of the Skies" 747-400 aircraft in the fleet. Gradually, KLM will also drop these until the end of 2021, replacing them with new Boeing 777 and 787 aircraft.