N960AS From Switzerland, joined Apr 2000, 466 posts, RR: 7 Posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4706 times:
Since I was twelve year old I've kept a list of the registration numbers of the planes I've flown on and I always write them down after the flight. However, this past year I've flown a lot more and had a lot less time and I used the DOT website to find out the plane's registration numbers; however, I almost always fly AA and many times they list AA planes by what I assume is their fleet numbers, such as N4XGAA is an MD80 I took to LGA in Feb?? Is there a site that lists fleets with these AA numbers and their standard N###AA reg.? I've mostly used the jetphotos database and it doesnt have them. There are about 6 planes I would like to look up.
Thanks so much
ps- How come Trans States Airlines d/b/a AA Connection isn't listed on the DOT wesbite?
Asqx From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 615 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4660 times:
AA fleet# 4XG is MD-83 N9620D, a former TWA bird. 4Tx, 4Ux, 4Wx, 4Xx, and 4Yx are all former TWA MD-80s.
Some of the original AA planes, well, at least the first hundred, have just numbers, eg 458, as their fleet numbers. When American bought Reno Air, those MD80s were given Rxx fleet numbers (the xx being the last two digits of the Reno Air tail number) and not fully integrated into the AA numbering system since there was never any real intention of keeping them.
The777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6596 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4550 times:
Buy JP Airline-Fleets International, a book with all the world's airlines fleets and it includes interesting info like fleetnumber and names of airplanes. It's a bit expensive, around USD 70.00 but well worth it in my opinion. The new edition was just released a week ago so now is a good time to get it. You can get it from Airliners, Airways and BuchAIR.com and other retailers.
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and then if you have a "find" button on your keyboard, look for the middle thee numbers (between the "n" and the "aa" ex: find "5FN" and it should scroll right down to the aircraft. N5FNAA is N174AA.
Based on the tail #'s that have been converted so far in this thread, I'm assuming if the number after the "N" is a "5" then it's a 757, if the number is a "3" it's a 737 and if it's a "4" it's a MD-80 or variant.