Boeing 747 séries 406(M) - KLM
THE MAKING OF
An emblematic and unmistakable airliner, the Boeing 747 has been manufactured by Boeing since the 1970s.
Its double deck - the hump above the cockpit - its 4 engines as well as a wide fuselage make it THE carrier of the the decades between 1970 and 1990. It succeeds the legendary Boeing 707 and holds the record for passenger capacity until the arrival of the Airbus A380. It’s also the first aircraft to have been dubbed “Jumbo Jet.”
Since the begining, KLM has perpetuated the tradition of naming the aircraft in its fleet. For example, all B747s are baptized with city names, while one of its successors, B787-9, are named after flower.
Once the name has been chosen, the company must send the name to the manufacturer eight months before the device is delivered. Named “Free town”, this B747-400 registered PH-BFF took off for its first passenger voyage on January 30, 1990. The aircraft, called in the aeronautical jargon COMBI, includes a passenger cabin to but also an area dedicated to freight, not only in the cargo hold like any other aircraft but also .
The Boeing 747 registered PH-BFF from which our Aircraft Skin Keychains are created made its first commercial flight on 30 January 1990 and made its last on 22 January 2018 from Amsterdam-Schiphol.
To celebrate the retirement of the Boeing 747 from the KLM fleet, Flight Inspiration® offers you the opportunity to acquire a piece of this much loved aircraft that was nicknamed "Queen of the skies".
Ours Aircraft Skin Keychains are cut from the fuselage of this emblematic airplane. We based our shape design on the distinctive contour of the Boeing windows.
Boeing 747 flying with KLM colors
Beginning of the dismantling of the PH-BFF's Boeing 747
Preparatory work on the window panels before cutting
Unrivetting of Boeing 747 panels
Boeing 747's Aircraft Skin Keychain by Flight Inspiration® on its display card
Boeing 747's Aircraft Skin Keychain No. 102/335 Series with white engraving