This month Twente Airport will welcome two Air France A340s and one KLM Boeing 747 for disassembly


In January Aircraft disassembly and dismantling company AELS will welcome 3 aircraft at Twente Airport: one Boeing 747 and two Airbus A340s. Air France will fly two A340-300s, one on the 19th and the other on the 22nd to AELS. The former KLM aircraft PH-BFF will also make its last flight on the 22nd of January. The flight of the Boeing 747-400 will be executed by KLM on behalf AELS, the new owner of the airframe. All three aircraft will be disassembled by AELS according to the highest environmental standards. Weather conditions might cause the flight to be delayed or rescheduled.

If you are interested in the arrival of the aircraft, we suggest you keep an eye on Facebook or Twitter for updates. The arrival of the aircraft can be seen from the spotter’s hill next to the airfield. Please only make use of the designated areas, there is a nature reserve around the airport that needs to be protected. It’s not possible to be on the airport when the aircraft arrives, also not for the media. Visiting the aircraft after arrival and during the disassembly is also not possible. We ask everybody to send their best picture of the arrival to The best picture of each aircraft we will reward again with a cut out aircraft window.

By Montague Smith [GFDL 1.2 ( or GFDL 1.2 (], via Wikimedia Commons
January 19th

Model: Airbus A340-300
Registration: F-GLZI
MSN: 84
First Flight: 12-07-1995
Age: 22 years, 6 months
Flight number: AF370V
ETD (ETOT) CDG/LFPG 8:00Z (9.00 local)
ETA ENS/EHTW 8:50Z (9:50 local)

January 22nd

Model: Airbus A340-300
Registration: F-GLZR
MSN: 307
First Flight: 19-10-1999
Age: 18 years, 3 months
Flight number: t.b.d.
ETD (ETOT) CDG/LFPG 8:00Z (9.00 local)
ETA ENS/EHTW 8:50Z (9:50 local)

@ Lars Van Den Bosch

Model: Boeing 747-400
Registration: PH-BFF
MSN: 24202
First Flight: 30-01-1990
Age: 28 years
Flight number: KL9879
ATC Call sign: KLM747
Aircraft Name: Freetown
ETD (EOBT) SPL/EHAM 11:00Z (12.00 local)
ETA EHTW 11:55Z (12:55 local)


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