Tag: Fokker 70

Dutch King Reveals Secret Life As Airline Co-Pilot

Reading Time: 1 minute Dutch King Willem-Alexander has revealed he has been a co-pilot on a commercial airliner for the past two decades. The king, who acceded to the throne in 2013, told De Telegraaf daily newspaper he has flown as a co-pilot twice a month for Dutch carrier KLM for the past 21 years. The king he will […]

KLM to Retire Last Fokker 70 in 2017

Reading Time: 1 minute KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will phase out its final Fokker 70 on Oct. 29, 2017, ending 20 years of service. KLM began flying F70s in 1996 and, with a current fleet of 14 aircraft, it is the biggest user of the Dutch-manufactured twinjet. However, the Fokker fleet is now 20 years old, with each aircraft […]