KLM Royal Dutch Airlines on March 30 welcomed its twelfth Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, with the registration PH-BHO, at Schiphol Airport. This morning the aircraft arrived from Seattle (USA). It will bear the name Orchidee – Dutch for “Orchid.”
KLM’s Dreamliners are named after flowers or flowering plants, a typical Dutch export product which suits KLM well. Other Boeing 787s have received names such as Zonnebloem (Sunflower), Anjer (Carnation), Dahlia, Lavendel(Lavender), and Margriet (Daisy). The eleventh Dreamliner, delivered last January, bears the name Morgenster (Morning Star).
KLM invests in fleet renewal
Once again in 2018, KLM will continue to invest in the renewal of its fleet to meet its customers’ needs and wishes. The Orchidee is the second Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to arrive in 2018. KLM will take possession of its next Dreamliner in August.
The Boeing 787 creates less ambient 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.
It also offers numerous advantages in terms of passenger comfort. The increased cabin air pressure helps passengers to arrive at their destination feeling well rested. And all passengers have access to WiFi during the flight.
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