24 August, 2017

KLM Welcomes its 10th Dreamliner

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines welcomed its tenth Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to Schiphol Airport yesterday. The aircraft landed at 8.00am coming from Seattle in the US. The aircraft will bear the name Margriet – Dutch for Marguerite. 

All KLM’s Dreamliners are named for flowers or flowering plants, a t popular Dutch export product, which goes well with KLM. Other B787s have received names such as Zonnebloem (Sunflower), Anjer (Carnation), Dahlia, and Lavendel (Lavender). The ninth Dreamliner, delivered in July, bears the name Lelie (Lily).

The Boeing 787 creates less noise, consumes less fuel, and gives off fewer carbon dioxide emissions. It brings us ever closer to our aim to reduce CO2 emissions by 20% in 2020 compared to 2011. The Dreamliner is built mainly of carbon fibre composite which can be cut easily, so the manufacturing process creates less waste.

The aircraft also offers numerous advantages in terms of passenger comfort. The increased cabin air pressure helps passengers to arrive at their destination feeling well rested. Passengers who want to be online during their flight have access to WiFi.

KLM took receipt of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in November of 2015. In January 2018, we are expecting our eleventh Dreamliner.

We love these images of the 10th Dreamliner of the fleet arriving in the hazy sunshine at Amsterdam.  The simple, yet stylish KLM livery seems perfectly suited to these engineering masterpieces, we hope its not too log before we fly on her!   

Photos by Patrick Kop

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