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BA 744...registrations?  
User currently offlineTrent500 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 97 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2278 times:

On BA's 744's they have two types of reg, some start with G-CIV and others
G-BNL.
Anyone know why this is?

Trent500.

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User currently offlineBoo25 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 294 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2265 times:

Because there are so many of them!! (50+)

they ran out of AtoZ ,so needed a new leading prefix Big grin


User currently offlineMdwalkman From China, joined Oct 2001, 208 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2254 times:

Also they have G-BYG* for 744s


Please excuse my poor English.
User currently offlineRutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2960 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2211 times:
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Simple G-BNLA-BNLZ are the first batch and are standard CAA in alphabetical sequence allocations.
G-CIVA- onwards are out of sequency special allocation NOTE The CIV bit can be read as roman numerals!(Work it out !)
G-BYGA are back to in sequence allocation but they are actually the newest aircraft
Answer your question ? (CIV = 400 !)


User currently offlineAntipodean From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2158 times:

I'm BA crew, and I'm fairly sure the G-CIV+ aircraft are subtley different.

I think they have a different IFE system than older -400s. I'm not a CSD, so I can't be 100% sure - and I hardly ever operate the jumbo anymore.


User currently offlineRyanair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2141 times:

Don't all BA 747-400's have PVT's?

Ryanair737


User currently offlinePW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 2366 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2103 times:

Me thinks CIV = 104??

PW100



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User currently offlineRutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2960 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2066 times:
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Good point thats the complexity of Roman Numerals you see but it is also 100 4 times !

User currently offlineRutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2960 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2063 times:
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104 would i think be ivc
thats 5 minus 1 plus 100 = 104


User currently offlineTRENT500 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 97 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2018 times:

TO MUCH INFORMATION!!!!
But thanks anyway.


User currently offlineAASilverbird From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1988 times:

CIV is indeed 104 ( C=100, CI=101, etc....)
CD = 400

As far as I know, and I'm no expert, IVC is not a valid way of writing 104. In fact, IVC is not a valid notation for any number. There's a rule I think for not subtracting I from a number that is 10 times greater. So you can write IX for 9, but 19 for example, would be XIX (not IXX).


User currently offlinePW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 2366 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1965 times:

IVC = 96

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User currently offlineRutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2960 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1958 times:
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Your absolutely right about the rule and it would be correct to write CD that's 500-100.
and civ which is 100 +5-1 for 104 BUT BA really DID choose those combinations to represent 400 thats hundred four times !
Anyways this is getting esoteric and not really anything to do with aircraft Thanks AASilverbird.
In the UK we have a habit of using mis-interpretations of letter combinations to represent differing words within car registerations that has passed into the aviation world.
In the case of BA they also use G-EU-- on their airbus aircraft to indicate they are an EU airline but wouldn't put an EU flag on the aircraft for FEAR of being castigated in the right wing British Tabloid Press !


User currently offlineAASilverbird From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1930 times:

IVC = 96

Well, this is one way of writing it. I learned it differently. So I would write 96 as: XCVI.

I don't know if one is more correct than the other....


User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1585 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1895 times:

http://www.24hourtranslations.co.uk/rnumerals.htm





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