It's KLM week on the EnoAeroPics gallery! Each day from 2-8 September an image will be posted of a KLM aircraft in full flight, with gear up, either after passing my home or photographed from the 11th floor of an apartment building near Schiphol Amsterdam airport.
In this image Boeing 777-206ER c/n 29397 PH-BQC "Chichen-Itza" of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is banking to catch the glideslope of runway 27-09 at Schiphol-Amsterdam airport in The Netherlands (EHAM) in the morning of 3 August 2012, flying at 3.600 ft with a speed of 180 kts. The aircraft made its first flight on 12 November 2003 and is operated by KLM since 24 november 2003. PH-BQC is named after the ancient city of the Maya indians on the Mexican peninsula Yucatan. The aircraft is cleared for ETOPS operations. ETOPS is short 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.
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