NightFlier From United States of America, joined May 2004, 284 posts, RR: 2 Posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2921 times:
I was just wondering I noticed that Alitalia puts the N Numbers of there Aircraft on the wings of there aircraft. I also noticed a Italian Gulfstream with this as well, this is the first time I have ever seen a Gulfstream with the N-Number printed under the wing of the aircraft. Is this some type of mandatory law for an aircraft registered in Italy or is it just preference?
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Newark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 27
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2907 times:
Quoting NightFlier (Thread starter): I also noticed a Italian Gulfstream with this as well, this is the first time I have ever seen a Gulfstream with the N-Number printed under the wing of the aircraft
If it had an N number, it was American, not Italian. Italian planes would have I numbers.
LimaFoxTango From Antigua and Barbuda, joined Jun 2004, 902 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2886 times:
As far as I know, Italian aircraft registration do not contain "numbers". If I'm wrong, somebody correct me. As for the reason why its placed under the wing, I would guess if an aircraft flies over your head low enough, you can just look up and see the registration. It would make someone identify an aircraft somewhat easier. Once again, I stand to be corrected.
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BlueSky1976 From Poland, joined Jul 2004, 2107 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2886 times:
I believe it depends on a particular country. In Europe all aircraft are required to have a registration number visibly displayed on fuselage/empennage and wings. In the US it is required to have it displayed only on the fuselage.
I know old 80s JAL scheme displayed both civil and military designations on their planes - I wonder if it is still in effect.
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México requires its planes to carry the registry on top and bottom of the wing as well as the fuselage.
I know this because when flying from Morelia, Michoacán (MLM), I flew a 727. I could not see the registry on the fuselage, but on a trip to the bathroom, I could clearly see "XA-MEL" painted on the top of the wing.
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