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August 25, 2009

Boeing Delivers KLM 777-300ER in SkyTeam Livery

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By: Matt Molnar
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KLM SkyTeam

KLM's latest 777-300ER, registered PH-BVD, is named after Amboseli National Park in Kenya. (Photo courtesy of Boeing) + CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE

KLM took delivery of their latest 777-300ER today, painted in the special 10th anniversary SkyTeam livery a number of carriers have adopted in recent months.

Boeing press release:

SEATTLE, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) today delivered a 777-300ER (Extended Range) to KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. The airplane has been painted in a special SkyTeam livery in celebration of the alliance’s 10th anniversary. Today’s delivery marks the start of an in-service evaluation using chrome-free decorative paint and primer.

As part of Boeing’s lifecycle approach to reducing environmental impact and in response to KLM’s and other customer’s requests, Boeing has introduced a chrome-free primer and chrome-free exterior decorative paint to this airplane. In addition to simplified health and safety monitoring requirements, a chrome-free primer reduces the environmental impact of the paint and stripping process. Removing chrome from the paint and primer eliminates the need for special handling of paint waste and clean-up and designated offsite disposal areas.

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