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A KLM 737-800 in Amsterdam (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Controller Mistakenly Clears a KLM 737 to Line-Up Ahead of a Departing Embraer

The Dutch Safety Board (DSB) investigators have revealed that KLM Cityhopper pilots aborted the take-off at high speed (above 85 knots) after hearing that runway controller issued a take-off clearance to another aircraft for the same runway. The incident took place at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on 27 July 2018. According to the report in the safety board’s Quarterly Bulletin published on June 15, the agile action of the crew piloting their Embraer ERJ-190 bound for Edinburgh, Scotland,…

KLM Cityhopper Orders 35 Embraer E195-E2s

KLM signed a letter of intent for up to 35 E195-E2s to operate for its regional arm, KLM Cityhopper flying to smaller towns and cities across Europe from its hub in Schiphol airport in Amsterdam. The new generation Embraer jet offers up to a 30 percent reduction in the consumption…

KLM Prepares for Its Final Fokker 70 Commercial Flight

Following a 97 year partnership between KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, KLM Cityhopper and the aircraft manufacturer Fokker, the airline is now phasing out its Fokker 70 fleet in an effort to operate more modern aircraft. This phase out marks the end of a extraordinary period for the Dutch airline industry,…