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Finding The N-number From The Tail Number  
User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11583 posts, RR: 52
Posted (8 years 6 months 5 hours ago) and read 4216 times:

Does anyone know a website or other source to find the N-number belonging to a tail number? Specifically, I have a photo of a US jet that is plane 458 and a NW jet that is plane 9968.

Thanks!


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User currently offlineEdoca From Belgium, joined Mar 2005, 688 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 5 hours ago) and read 4206 times:

I assume these are commercial airliners, and you only have the tail, not the fuselage (which would always mention the N-number)?
With the risk of pointing out the obvious, perhaps you can do an a.net database search: fill out airliner and aircraft model, and then look for those numbers in the registration field or the remarks; perhaps using a wildcard (*) helps.
Hope this makes sense... Good luck...


User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11583 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 4 hours ago) and read 4188 times:

Tried that, no luck for these ones. (Thanks, of course!)


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User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 4 hours ago) and read 4188 times:

458 is a CRJ-200 N458AW, 9968 is a DC-9-31 N9332.

Source: Air Britain Airline Fleets Quick Reference guide 2006. Not everything is on the internet.

Andy  old 



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User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11583 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 4 hours ago) and read 4179 times:

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 3):
458 is a CRJ-200 N458AW

Thanks for looking that up, but the plane I'm looking for is a 737:

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...tex/N458UW_DCA_062606_DSC_4038.jpg

I guessed at N458UW, but I think that's wrong.



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User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 3 hours ago) and read 4171 times:

Hmmm, well, US Airways aren't listed as having code numbers , only US AIrways Express aircraft. Can I ask where you got the number from? Was it the radio or is it anotated on the aircraft somewhere?

I've had a good look at the picture and it's hard to see the reg. However, I have to agree it DOES look like 458, but not necessarily UW. N458UW doesn't exist according to the FAA. So, have you tried contacting the Customer Relations dept of US Air? Or their Ops dept. They would know.

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User currently offlineMonorail From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 628 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 3 hours ago) and read 4156 times:

Here's a list of all the regs for US 734's
http://www.plane-spotters.net/Produc...ircraft[]=s_737-400&airline[]=6307

I think it could have been N458UW at the time you shot this, after being reregistered from N738AU

After googling N458UW I got this from the FAA registry:


N458UW is Reserved

Reserved N-Number Type Reservation N-Number Change
Mode S Code 51310653
Reserved Date 05/11/2006
Renewal Date None
Purge Date None
Pending Number Change 783AU
Date Change Authorized 05/11/2006
Reserving Party Name WELLS FARGO BANK NW NA
Street C/O DFP&H
204 N ROBINSON
City OKLAHOMA CITY
State OKLAHOMA
Zip Code 73102
County OKLAHOMA
Country UNITED STATES

[Edited 2006-07-03 01:50:21]


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User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11583 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 3 hours ago) and read 4156 times:

The number 458 is more clearly written on the white cheat line just below the tail. I noticed that N458UW isn't registered in the FAA database as belonging to a particular plane, but that it was recently reserved for use. (As in within the last month and a half, i believe.)

I suppose I could call ops... do you think they'd actually give it to me?



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User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11583 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 3 hours ago) and read 4147 times:

Quoting Monorail (Reply 6):
I think it could have been N458UW at the time you shot this but now it's been reregistered as N783AU.

That's REALLY interesting, because I took that shot on Monday, 6/26 and immediately couldn't find it in the db. So, this plane is flying around with the wrong reg? Interesting!

So, if I were to upload this (or a better version  Wink ) would I upload it under 458 or 783?



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User currently offlineMonorail From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 628 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 3 hours ago) and read 4147 times:

I'll bet it is N458UW now that I think of it. That FAA site is sometimes slow in updating. I also know that US was planning on reregistering HP's planes for consistency with their current regs, perhaps they're reregistering the N7**AU 737's for consistency with the N4**UW. When did you shoot this by the way?


EDIT: You answered my question before I asked it! I had the regs backward in my explanation, I fixed it after you saw my post. You should upload it under N458UW I would guess, since that is the reg we think it's wearing now.

[Edited 2006-07-03 01:53:20]

[Edited 2006-07-03 01:55:58]

[Edited 2006-07-03 01:57:14]


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User currently offlineLanpie From Canada, joined Aug 2000, 297 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4085 times:
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I checked in the JP fleet book tail number 9968 correspond to the following

N9332 DC-9-31

Pierre


User currently offlineVisityyj From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4026 times:

Quoting Monorail (Reply 9):
You should upload it under N458UW I would guess, since that is the reg we think it's wearing now.

Yes, this (msn 25022)and several other US 737 changes have appeared in recent ACARS update logs.


User currently offlineBrick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1591 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4018 times:

Can you post the full-res photo of the US 737 in question?


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User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11583 posts, RR: 52
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4012 times:




Edit: JOHAN, fix this damn Acronym bug!!

[Edited 2006-07-04 19:59:24]


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User currently offlineBrick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1591 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3976 times:

In the smaller resolution photo I was going to say it looked like 453 to me, but seeing the full res I have to agree it is "458" with a reg of "N458UW".

The FAA database can sometime be behind. I've shot new Southwest Airlines aircraft that the FAA website doesn't show an active registration for. I bet wait a week or two and you'll be able to confirm it's N458UW on the FAA site assuming it isn't spotted in the next few days...



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