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Air Berlin Registration Swap  
User currently offlineUnique From Switzerland, joined Mar 2003, 1703 posts, RR: 35
Posted (11 years 7 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1355 times:

I've just noticed that B737-700 D-ABAB of Air Berlin is carrying the registration a B737-400 (c/n 24769, now EC-HXT with Air Europa) used a few years ago.

Does anybody know how "easily" a reg. swap is authorised by the German Authorities or how long a reg. needs to be cancelled in the german register?

Thanks for all info!

Cheers

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User currently offlineLuxair66 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1328 times:

I thought the only 737-700's operated by Air Berlin are leased from Hamburg International and carry the registrations D-AHIA and D-AHIC???

I see from the arrivals/departures pages at Zurich this morning that D-ABAB has visited twice so far (and is listed as a -700), can you confirm these sightings or is it somebodies typo? (Uniques's pages are usually accurate in my experience). I didn't think the German authorities allowed re-issue of previously used reg's! Interesting. If this is infact D-AHIB, note that Hamburg International have already re-registered it in the past few years (from D-AWAH)


User currently offlineFabian Schuetz From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 168 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1316 times:

As far as I know Air Berlin has ordered two own B737-700s ! D-ABAB must be on of it.
There are many registrations which were previously used. I think of Lufthansa´s B737-430 which used older B727-230 registrations, same with some Airbusses I think.

Regards
Fabian


User currently offlineFabian Schuetz From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 168 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1309 times:

Here are a few examples:


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You see, not a problem in Germany.

Cheers
Fabian


User currently offlineLuxair66 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1294 times:

I didn't realise the 430's recycled the 727 reg's (should of since I use to see the 727's often enough). Thanks for the info. Any idea how long the Hamburg -700's will remain with Air Berlin?

User currently offlineUnique From Switzerland, joined Mar 2003, 1703 posts, RR: 35
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1275 times:

I can definitely confirm that D-ABAB is a B737-700 as I've seen it with my own eyes and read off with binoculars (both reg. and aircraft type written on rear fuselage).

Thanks for all your replies! Cheers


User currently offlineFabian Schuetz From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 168 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1254 times:

By the way, Air Berlin´s D-ABAB is a B737-76Q, cn 30277/947 ex PR-SAA of Rio Sul, in service since May 16th.

User currently offlineUnique From Switzerland, joined Mar 2003, 1703 posts, RR: 35
Reply 7, posted (11 years 7 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1251 times:

Fabian, many thanks for this important info!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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