Boeing 777-306ER (PH-BVA) from KLM landing at Runway 18R (Polderbaan), Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (Holland)
Note: This Boeing 777 (PH-BVA) is painted in a special "Orange Pride" livery
In June 2016 the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines introduced its unique orange-coloured Boeing 777 (PH-BVA). The well-known KLM Blue is being combined with orange highlights. The transition between the two colours features aspects of the Dutch flag. The combination emphasises KLM's Dutch roots and pride in the national colour of the Netherlands. On 22 August 2016 the KLM used its orange Boeing 777 to operate the "Medal Flight" that brought the Dutch Olympic heroes back to Amsterdam from the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. About 335 litres of paint were used to spray the aircraft orange fading into KLM's distinctive blue. Applying the colours in multiple, thin layers, requires less paint and the sustainable, chromate-free paint can be easily washed off.
The colours of the Dutch flag have been incorporated in the transition between orange and blue, completing the aircraft's Dutch image.
It took a team of 35 people four days to spray on the orange livery.