KLM Names New 777 After Jasper National Park
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines recently took delivery of its 11th Boeing 777-300 bearing registration PH-BVP along with displaying the name “Jasper National Park” on its fuselage.
KLM traditionally names each of its types of aircraft after famous places, cities, people, animals, flowers or, in the case of the 777, after world heritage sites and nature reserves.
Jasper National Park is the 3rd Canadian inspiration for the name of a KLM aircraft. Vancouver and Calgary are featured on 2 of KLM’s 747’s. Potential aircraft names are submitted by fans or by the airline’s staff. The Board of KLM acts as jury to choose the names of the newcomers to its current fleet of 114 aircraft.