Fokker 70

Last KLM flight with a Fokker 70 lands at Schiphol, 28 Oct 2017
Oct 30 '17 12:50

With a flight from London to Amsterdam, Dutch airline KLM said its final goodbyes to the Fokker 70 plane. The last KLM flight with a Fokker 70 landed on Schiphol airport around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday. And on Sunday a Fokker monument was unveiled at Schiphol Oost. 

KLM decided to part with the Fokker planes because their maintenance became too expensive, NOS reports. The planes were discontinued in 1996, making it difficult to find parts. Over the past years, KLM still flew with seven Fokker planes. 

Dutch government plane, PH-KBX
Apr 11 '17 09:03

The Netherlands sold its old government plane, Fokker 70 PH-KBX, to Australian airline Alliance Airlines for 3.7 million euros, the Telegraaf reports. Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen of Infrastructure wil officially announce the sale on Tuesday, according to the newspaper.

Dutch government plane, PH-KBX
Dec 23 '16 10:12

The Dutch government has put the government plane - a Fokker 70 with the registration PH-KBX - up for sale. The plane is listed on an online market place for airplanes, ANP reports.

How much the government expects to make from the sale is not yet clear. The ad on the site avbuyer.com states that the plane is in an "excellent condition" and only has 8,514 flight hours on its clock. The add also has fotos of the planes interior.

The government wants to buy a new government plane in May of next year. That is expected to cost between 50 and 90 million euros. 

KLM Fokker 70 crop
Jun 7 '16 17:00

Airline KLM is saying goodbye to its last Fokker 70 plane on October 29th next year, thereby putting an end to a 100 year period of Fokker planes in the KLM fleet

KLM Fokker 70 crop
Mar 31 '15 08:50

KLM is buying 17 new aircraft of the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer to replace the Fokker 70 from 2018, Het Parool reports. The replacement of the F70's means that KLM will not be lfying any Fokker aircraft for the first time in 80 years.

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Aug 8 '14 13:53

A collection of a high-up political officials including the prime minister and finance minister make frequent use of the Dutch royal family's government-owned aircraft following a ban on politicians' use of private jets. Ministers and State Secretaries have used the flight, a Fokker 70 designated as PH-KBX, twice as often as members of the royal family, according to a report in AD.

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