Tag: KLM

KLM Intends for 35 Embraer E195-E2 Jets

Reading Time: 1 minute Embraer announced at Paris Air Show 2019 KLM Cityhopper’s intention to purchase up to 35 E195-E2 jets, 15 firm orders with purchase rights for a further 20 aircraft of the same model. This intention, which still requires a Purchase Agreement, has a value of USD 2.48 billion based on Embraer’s current list prices. The order […]

KLM Boeing 747 Experiences Engine Failure

Reading Time: 1 minute A KLM Boeing 747-400, registration PH-BFT performing flight KL-856 from Seoul (South Korea) to Amsterdam (Netherlands) with 270 people on board, was in the initial climb out of Seoul’s runway 15R when one of the engines failed emitting sparks. The crew stopped the climb at 3000 feet, dumped fuel and returned to Seoul for a […]

Virgin Atlantic, Air France and KLM Launch Codeshare Partnership

Reading Time: 2 minutes Virgin Atlantic, Air France and KLM have announced their first codeshare agreement – creating new trans-Atlantic travel options to and from North America, and providing more opportunities to earn frequent flyer miles. The partnership makes it easier for customers to build their ideal trip across the Atlantic by combining flights operated by Air France, KLM, […]

KLM Boeing 747 Suspects Bird Strike

Reading Time: 1 minute A KLM Boeing 747-400, performing flight from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Mexico City (Mexico), suspected bird strike. Aircraft was climbing out of Amsterdam’s runway 24 when the aircraft flew through a flock of birds. The crew initially continued the flight and climbed the aircraft to FL300. Overhead London (UK) the crew decided to return to Amsterdam suspecting […]

KLM Boeing 787-900 Experiences Hydraulic Fault

Reading Time: 1 minute A KLM Boeing 787-900, performing flight from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Houston Intercontinental (USA), was enroute about 80nm west of Donegal (Ireland) when the crew decided to return to Amsterdam reporting a minor technical problem. The aircraft descended for the way back and landed safely on Amsterdam’s runway about 90 minutes after the decision to return […]

KLM Airbus A330 Suffers Hydraulic Failure at Amsterdam

Reading Time: 1 minute KLM Airbus A330, performing flight from Minneapolis to Amsterdam was on final approach when the crew reported they suddenly had lost/depleted a hydraulic system and queried whether they were cleared to land, which tower affirmed. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 06. After landing the crew advised they had no nose wheel steering […]

KLM Boeing 777 Makes Stopover Due to Mobile Phone’s Thermal Runaway

Reading Time: 1 minute A KLM Boeing 777-200 was enroute at FL390 about 100nm northwest of Phuket (Thailand) when the crew decided to divert to Phuket due to a passenger’s mobile phone overheating and emitting a lot of smoke. The aircraft landed safely in Phuket about 20 minutes later. The airline reported: “Flight KL 809 from Amsterdam to Kuala […]

Turbulence Injures 4 on the KLM Boeing 777 Flight to Amsterdam

Reading Time: 1 minute KLM Boeing 777, performing flight from Atlanta to Amsterdam, was enroute over the Atlantic Ocean when the aircraft suffered severe turbulence causing injuries to two passengers and two flight attendants. After assessment of the injuries the crew decided to continue the flight to Amsterdam, descending towards Amsterdam the crew requested medical assistance available at landing […]

8 Injured After KLM B744 Encounters Severe Turbulence Near Hong Kong

Reading Time: 1 minute A KLM Boeing 747-400, registration PH-BFR performing flight KL-887 (dep Jun 3rd) from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Hong Kong (China), was enroute at 8900 meters (FL291) about 30-40 minutes prior to landing in Hong Kong when the aircraft encountered severe turbulence for a couple of seconds causing passengers to be thrown against the cabin ceiling and […]

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 […]