#6016 KLM - Boeing 747-406M (PH-BFT)
Boeing 747-406M (PH-BFT) from KLM landing at Runway 18R (Polderbaan), Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (Holland)
Wearing special "100" sticker in celebration of 100 Years KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij); 1919 - 2019
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, legally Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij, is the flag carrier airline of the Netherlands. KLM is headquartered in Amstelveen, with its hub at nearby Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. It is part of the Air France–KLM group, and a member of the SkyTeam airline alliance. Founded in 1919, KLM is the oldest airline in the world still operating under its original name.
KLM operates scheduled passenger and cargo services to 145 destinations.
Since its introduction in 1975, the Boeing 747 Combi (M) has helped airlines around the world meet their long-range passenger and cargo requirements. The combi has a large side-cargo door behind the left wing, plus equipment that removes passenger seats and installs cargo tracks, giving airlines the option of carrying cargo in containers on the main deck behind passengers. This flexibility allows airlines to adapt the interior configuration to meet variations in seasonal markets and charter demands. The large side-cargo door on the main deck allows cargo loading in the aft section at the same time passengers are boarded in the forward section. A locked partition separates the passenger compartment from the cargo area, accessible only by the crew. The first customer for the Boeing 747-400M Combi was KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines). The stretched upper deck of the Boeing 747-300 and 747-400 Combi can accommodate 44 more passengers than the standard 747-200 Combi.
- Matthijs van Wageningen
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- Monday 30 December 2019
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