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N Number On The Wing?  
User currently offlineNightFlier From United States of America, joined May 2004, 284 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2282 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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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2268 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.

Harry



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User currently offlineNightFlier From United States of America, joined May 2004, 284 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2259 times:

Soryy Harry I number, sometimes I type faster then I can think,  banghead 


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User currently offlineLimaFoxTango From Antigua and Barbuda, joined Jun 2004, 807 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2247 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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User currently offlineBlueSky1976 From Poland, joined Jul 2004, 1911 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2247 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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User currently offlineNightFlier From United States of America, joined May 2004, 284 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2228 times:

LimaFoxTango I notice that as well the aircraft I saw had no numbers in the registration.

BlueSky1976 The registration on this particular aircraft was on the cowling of the engine and underneath the left wing.

Thank you for the input. NF



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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2199 times:


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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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