Dutch Biz Jets   

PH-GOV, Boeing 737-700, msn: 64970, hex: 485920

PH-GOV / 6845, Dutch Government, showing its fresh new livery at Ostrava-Mosnov.
Photo: Jan Jurecka, LKMT, 15 May 2018.

The BBJ was ferried on 15 May 2018 from Ostrava-Mosnov to Woensdrecht for final completion. After several months the cabin interior was completed and test flights started in April and May 2019. The ownership of the BBJ was transferred to the Dutch Government on 18 June 2019. Early August 2019 PH-GOV started operating for the Dutch Government.

PH-GOV / 6845, The green BBJ was captured after its ferry flight from Woensdrecht
to Ostrava-Mosnov, Czech Republic, where a new livery will be applied.
Photo: Jan Jurecka, LKMT, 26 April 2018.

N513BJ / 6845, the green BBJ arriving at Woensdrecht.
Photo: Lou Baltussen, EHWO, 25 April 2018.

During February 2018 this green BBJ with line-number 6845 was first seen on the production ramp at Renton Municipal. A few days later it performed its maiden flight on 5 March 2018. On 9 March 2018 it was flown from Boeing Field to Georgetown Coastal airport for installation of a long-range fuel tank. On 24 April the green BBJ was ferried to Woensdrecht where it arrived the next morning. Tail-number N513BJ was cancelled from the FAA register on 25 April. The next day the PH-GOV was ferried to Ostrava-Mosnov to be painted. When the BBJ returns to Woensdrecht, Fokker Technologies will start to install a 24 seat vip interior, that will take about one year to complete. Delivery will be early 2019.

PH-GOV, Dutch Goverment. This artist impression of a concept livery was released by the
Ministerie van Infrastructuur & Milieu during May 2017.

PH-GOV, Dutch Goverment. This concept livery, showing a grey body and blue vertical tail,
very much resembles the Chilean Air Force Boeing 707 and 767 aircraft.

PH-GOV, Boeing 737-700. A concept study of the Dutch Goverment BBJ livery. The design of a new
livery will be a challenge. To much orange will associate the aircraft with a European budget airline.

Photo: Artists impression by Lila Design, April 2017.

Boeing Business Jet.

During November 2016 the Dutch Government decided to replace their current government jet aircraft, Fokker 70 PH-KBX. Initially they intended to replace the Fokker 70 with a pre- owned longrange model.
After an extensive search they decided to buy a factory new Boeing 737-BBJ. The final contract was signed late April 2017. Delivery is expected early 2019. The 24 passenger interior will be installed and completed by Fokker Technologies at Woensdrecht. Tailnumber PH-GOV (Government) has been reserved. Tailnumber PH-KWA (Koning Willem Alexander) will not be used.

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