KLM Flies Their Newest Boeing 777-300 Proudly

by Peter Sacco on April 7, 2015

KLM Boeing 777-400KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has welcomed its latest Boeing 777-300, which flew in from Seattle to Schiphol last Saturday.

KLM traditionally names this aircraft type after world heritage sites and nature reserves, with past examples including Iguazu Falls and Mount Kilimanjaro. KLM’s 24th Boeing 777, registration number PH-BVN, has been named “Tijuca National Park”. This national park is located in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and covers a surface area of 32km².

This new Boeing is the first 777-300ER to be fitted with the new economy and business class configuration and to sport the new KLM livery. The PH-BVO, which will follow at the end of April, will also be fitted with the new configuration and livery. This will take the B777 fleet up to 25 aircraft.

New cabin interior in Economy Class
The new economy class seats offer passengers more legroom. The smart design of the new economy class seats creates extra legroom, offering greater comfort. And there’s more; the ergonomically optimized headrest offers better neck support. Specially designed cushions, sustainable high-density materials and a power socket offer passengers relaxation and greater control. The fact that the new seats are the lightest in their class is yet another improvement. Less weight generates fuel savings, which will in turn reduce CO2 emissions.

Inflight entertainment system
The new cabin interior also boasts a new inflight entertainment system, offering bigger 9‑inch HD touch screens, interactive 3D-cards and the option of communicating with fellow passengers seated elsewhere in the plan using “seat chat”. The inflight entertainment system offers access to more than 150 films and 200 TV programs in numerous languages, and includes a large number of local films.

Luxurious personal space in World Business Class
In tandem with the introduction of the new economy class, KLM also enhanced its new World Business Class in the Boeing 777. The key element here is the new full-flat seat. The way in which the new seats are positioned in the cabin, coupled with a range of smart design choices, now offer maximum privacy during sleep or work time. Aspects including warmer colors – that differ for each seat – and ample storage space ensure optimal comfort and more personal space for passengers. Combined with bigger, softer cushions and new luxurious blankets, the new World Business Class exudes a warm and friendly look and feel. Personal 16-inch screens operated using touch-screen handsets serve to complete the luxurious World Business Class experience. A dual-screen experience is also offered, with passengers being able to play games and/or chat while watching a film.


Gorilla GlassI was walking around in London one day when I noticed the sun setting by Big Ben. I pulled out my phone to take a photo of it (instant Instagram likes!), and just as I was setting up the perfect shot, a group of loud, laughing tourists bumped into me. My phone slipped out of my hand and onto the ground with a loud thud. I’m pretty sure that my heart dropped to the ground right with it.

I slowly reached down to pick it up, afraid to see the broken screen I knew was there. I don’t have that kind of money to fix it right now, I remember thinking, plus I’m in England! I was so relieved to see that my phone was unharmed, but it made me think about the inevitable next time my phone will fall on an adventure like that. I use my phone for everything – it’s like a fifth limb at this point – and I can’t help but think I won’t be so lucky next time.

I looked into preventative methods for this issue, and I stumbled upon Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4. It’s the toughest cover glass yet, and it helps protect against drops and the damage that comes with everyday use of smartphones, tablets and notebooks. If you’re like me, your phone is bouncing around in your bag and you don’t think anything of it. But actually that kind of damage – scratches, bumps and bangs – is ultimately really bad for your phone.

A cracked screen is no fun, and I want to do everything I can do to prevent it. I want to use that money for other things. Corning scientists replicated common drop situations in their laboratory, and they created Gorilla Glass 4 – a cover glass that performs up to two times better than other competitive glass designs when they’re dropped from three feet high.

When you live an adventurous life like I do, you can’t be too careful with the technology that matters to you. That’s why I think Gorilla Glass is so great. The focus is on improving damage resistance against sharp contact, like the rough concrete I dropped my phone onto that day when I was in London. It helps protect phones from the drops that can come with every day life. Scratch resistant Gorilla Glass is on a number of leading smartphones and tablets – is it on yours?
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