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KLM Takes Delivery of Boeing 777 in SkyTeam Colours

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has taken delivery of its fourth Boeing 777-300ER.

 The aircraft, with call letters: PH-BVD, is not painted in the well-known KLM blue, but in the silver with dark blue accents of the SkyTeam Alliance.

 This latest addition signals a double ‘first’, for this is also the first aircraft to leave the Boeing plant using environmentally friendlier paint.

 All SkyTeam members have agreed to paint 1% of their aircraft in the alliance livery, in anticipation of the group’s tenth anniversary in 2010. For KLM, this means that a second aircraft will bear the alliance colours.

 KLM has ordered a total of seven aircraft of the Boeing 777-300ER type.

As part of its active cooperation with the World Wildlife Fund in the Netherlands, KLM will be naming all its new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft after famous national parks to further emphasise its interest in nature.

 The PH-BVD is named after the Amboseli National Park in the homeland of SkyTeam partner Kenya Airways.

 The aircraft will perform its first commercial flight on 28 August to Nairobi. There, the local KLM establishment and the Kenya Wildlife Service will hold a festive reception for the aircraft.

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