Goodbye to Dutch government airplane Fokker 70 PH-KBX


The Dutch government plane was a Fokker 70 for the transport of the Royal House and government officials, such as the Prime Minister and other ministers. The aircraft registration is PH-KBX. It is flown by KLM Cityhopper pilots. King Willem-Alexander, who has followed a training as a pilot, regularly flies.

In addition to France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States, the Netherlands is the only country that has designed its own government apparatus. Built and maintained.

The Fokker 70 replaced the Fokker F28 PH-PBX in 1996; Here was PBX for Princess Beatrix. The Fokker 70 with registration PH-KBX was registered in August 1995 in the name of Fokker Aircraft BV and made the first flight on September 13, 1995. The meaning of PH-KBX is as follows: PH for the Netherlands and KBX for Queen Beatrix, because at the time of registration Beatrix was queen.

After the PH-KBX was provided with a new VIP interior, the device was transferred to the Dutch government on March 12, 1996. The aircraft features two Rolls Royce Tay 620-15 engines and has as serial number 11547.

The government plane Fokker 70 was usually in hangar number 73 on Schiphol-East. It came to the news in December 2008 when journalist Alberto Stegeman in his TV show Undercover in The Netherlands showed how easy he could get to Schiphol-East, in the relevant hangar and thereby by plane.

Since the closing of Vliegkamp Valkenburg, passengers usually leave from Schiphol Airport.

In April 2017, the Dutch government announced that the Fokker 70 was replaced by a Boeing 737BBJ (Boeing Business Jet) in 2019. The device gets the registration ‘PH-GOV’, in which ‘GOV’ stands for ‘government’ (government). The device offers 24 people in business performance. The interior of the device will be made by Boeing by Fokker Technologies. The plane has a larger range than the Fokker 70 and can fly to the overseas territories of the Netherlands without interruption.


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