Boeing 777 PH-BQC KLM 08042011
Boeing 777-206ER c/n 29397 PH-BQC "Chichen-Itza" of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines on finals at Schiphol Amsterdam airport in The Netherlands (EHAM) on 8 April 2011. The aircraft first flew on 12 November 2003 and is operated by KLM since 24 november 2003. The aircraft is named after the ancient city of the Maya indians on the Mexican peninsula Yucatan. The aircraft is cleared for ETOPS operations, as is proudly stated on the front wheel door. ETOPS stands for "Extended-range Twin-engine Operational Performance Standards", and as the aircraft complies with these standards it is allowed to cross vast stretches of ocean despite having "only" two engines. It can't be very clean up there, judging by the dirt on the fuselage!