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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,…

Same Birthday, 14 Years Apart: Air France and KLM Celebrate…

On Oct, 7, 1919, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was founded by eight Dutch businessmen and became one of the first commercial airline companies. The first flight took place just over seven months later on May 17, 1920, between Croydon, U.K. and Amsterdam, Netherlands on a leased De Haviland DH-16 registered…