PH-TFR Lockheed L-1049C Super Constellation
This was probably originally a Lockheed
photograph (although I acquired it from KLM) taken
California high desert country. Clearly it isn't
Holland! PH-TFR was the first of nine
L-1049Cs purchased by ther airline in 1953. When, in 1954, the
mass re-registrations took
this aircraft became PH-LKR, although still retained its "Electron" name. It was with-
from use at Schipol in 1961 and broken up a year later. I just
wonder, when they were
first entered into the asset register, what the depreciative life of
the aircraft was considered to be?
At a price tag of some $1.5M apiece, it
seems to me that these machines would scarcely have
been fully depreciated by the time they were written off. Any
ex-KLM accountants out there?