KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will phase out its final Fokker 70 on Oct. 29, 2017, ending 20 years of service. KLM began flying F70s in 1996 and, with a current fleet of 14 aircraft, it is the biggest user of the Dutch-manufactured twinjet. However, the Fokker fleet is now 20 years old, with each aircraft having performed around 38,000 flight hours. As a result, KLM is replacing them with more cost-efficient Embraer E175s and E190s. KLM took delivery of its first E190 in December 2008 and ...

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