ERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6857 posts, RR: 16 Posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 7137 times:
Today, while driving through RDU, I came across this aircraft at the General Aviation terminal. Does anyone know what Air Tiger is? I know it can't be commercial, but would GA planes have official names like Air Tiger? Any info would be appreciated. It looks like a Delta knock-off.. but I know it isn't!
RareBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 553 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 7019 times:
The website indicates that Air Tiger Express is a non-asset based freight forwarder. That means they have no aircraft, trucks, warehouses, etc. Not sure what you saw in RDU, but I don't think it has anything to do with Air Tiger Express.
ERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6857 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 6999 times:
It's not the freight business.. it was parked at the GA Terminal at RDU where freight companies are not allowed. It's called Air Tiger 1, LLC... The Singapore LCC is Tiger Air. And the mystery continues...
NoelG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 6999 times:
It will be a cover name for some business/very rich individual. Lots of companies do it - you'd be surprised how many companies like "N415JK LLC" there are - some are more creative than others! (that's just an example - not real!).
Their registration addresses often trace back to lawyers etc that organise it for them - it not only keeps them confidential, but I suspect it could have tax benefits as well.
Many are registered in Wilmington, DE, so I suspect it could have something to do with tax.
For instance - there are loads of aircraft registered under different company names at: