KLM plane with different color scheme draws attention at Bonaire Airport

The white nosed Airbus A330 on Flamingo Airport on Friday evening. Photo: ABC Online Media

KRALENDIJK – On Friday evening, a KLM Airbus A330 with a somewhat different color scheme attracted attention at Bonaire’s Flamingo Airport. 

The Airbus operating flight KL765/767 was seen with a white nose cone. In this case, it involves a newly installed nose cone, often referred to as the “radome,” that has not yet been painted in the usual KLM blue. Radome is a combination of the words “radar” and “dome.”


Replacement of the nose cone can be necessary if it becomes damaged, for example, by hail or a so-called bird strike, where birds collide with the aircraft. Behind the nose cone of an aircraft, which also contributes to the aerodynamic shape, in general lies essential navigation equipment.

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