Netherlands marks 100 years of aviation and our member KLM makes part of it
Aviation pioneers KLM, GKN Fokker and the Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR) on 14th march jointly marked their centenary at the EYE Film Museum in Amsterdam. On that location, precisely 100 years ago, the First Aviation Exhibition Amsterdam (ELTA) was held. At the event, speakers looked back on 100 years of Dutch aviation and forward to a sustainable future. King Willem Alexander was on hand to mint a special commemorative coin, and Minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen of Infrastructure and Water Management was presented with a special series of aviation postage stamps. There was also a flypast of modern and vintage aircrafts over the waters of the IJ, behind Amsterdam Central Station. KLM's first commercial flight between London and Amsterdam was carried out on 17 May 1920.
KLM's first commercial flight between London and Amsterdam was carried out on 17 May 1920.