B752fanatic From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 918 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted
Fri Aug 8 2003 05:14:19 UTC (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1358 times:
In Dominican Republic is the same
The thing is that the a/c with that registration is a copa, and Copa inserted the entire 3 letter Airline Code, instead of the normal 2.
CMP you see it on the radar scope.
CM is the normal Airline code. [Edited 2003-08-08 05:15:15]
"Truth is more of a stranger than fiction." Mark Twain
S.p.a.s. From Liechtenstein, joined Mar 2001, 980 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted
Fri Aug 8 2003 05:16:07 UTC (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1354 times:
National mark for Panama is only
HP- but if you look closely, "CMP" is the ICAO three letter code of COPA Airlines, and other Panamanian airlines have the same arrangement.. numbers and then the ICAO code of the airline.
Have no idea why they do this, maybe to mess up with those spotters who have databases with fixed size fields for registrations...like me
"ad astra per aspera"
N601BN From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 40 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted
Fri Aug 8 2003 05:29:34 UTC (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1346 times:
Very odd system. Especially since Panama probably only has a handful of ICAO codes to register planes with (I can only think of Copa and SANSA). What would the registry look like on a private a/c?
N601BN--747 Braniff Place
Copa737 From Panama, joined Jan 2002, 331 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted
Fri Aug 8 2003 07:08:29 UTC (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1324 times:
Well, I think the Panamanian registration are very similar to other ones in Latinamerica.
Rep. Dominicana: HI-878CA
Panama have a lot of small airlines, and all of them use this type of registry numbers. A private airplane could be HP-1400 without any code in back.
Panamá Crece y Copa Airlines crece con Panamá!