Having Trouble With BMI A/c Registration.
Go3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3268 posts, RR: 15 Posted Sun Apr 4 2004 03:51:30 UTC (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2434 times:
Took a photo today of G-WWBO. Only problem is, is that I cannot find any information about this a/c at all. I googled it and came across a photo at myaviation.net:
MyAviation.net photo: Photo © Tony Farmer
The person who took the photo says its a A321. Although, I am not sure if it is the same a/c. I tried googling WWBO, and saw that a bunch of A3xx with a temporary registration of F-WWBO.
So I guess my question is, Could it be, that this a/c is new enough, that they took the F off and put a G, while waiting for the permanent registration? If so, how do I actually find out what this a/c is?
Horus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted
Sun Apr 4 2004 03:55:15 UTC (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2430 times:
That's not an A321, that is obviously an A330-200. If you look under the Varig sticker you'll see it. Also look at the winglets, wheels and the exits. [Edited 2004-04-04 03:58:04]
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Q330 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1460 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted
Sun Apr 4 2004 05:09:26 UTC (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2421 times:
Have a closer look at your photo. Could the aircraft possibly be G-WWBD? In an A.net search for bmi+A330 I've gotten 3 different regos: G-WWBM, G-WWBB, and G-WWBD.
G-WWBD was on lease to SAA for some time, but I believe it is back with bmi now:
I think that myaviation.net photo was taken before the aircraft went on lease. As the photo is a bit blurry, the photographer misread the rego. If you look closely, you can see that the registration is probably G-WWBD (and the aircraft is obviously an A330, not an A321).
Long live the A330!
Go3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3268 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted
Sun Apr 4 2004 06:05:18 UTC (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2406 times:
Thanks for the information. It is a D. I guess its time for new glasses!
UK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2599 posts, RR: 29
Reply 4, posted
Sun Apr 4 2004 06:07:12 UTC (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2407 times:
This is DEFINATELY G-WWBD....
It has just got back from lease to the Royal Air Force, & is currently being used on bmi's MAN- IAD route.
Concord977 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1261 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted
Sun Apr 4 2004 06:29:52 UTC (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2398 times:
Deja vu! I saw this aircraft too today!