Brick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1571 posts, RR: 8 Posted (8 years 2 weeks ago) and read 1790 times:
I'm having difficulty identifying the registration of two Embraer EMB-120's belonging to Continental Express. I cannot see a registration number and there is no numbers on the nose gear door (which is the last 3 digital of the reg). There is however another number on the fuselage near the tail. It looks like a fleet number. The two aircraft I cannot identify have numbers of 273 and 297. I can't find anything that lists Continental's internal fleet numbers including the JP book.
Anyone know what the registration of these two aircraft are? Out of curiosity, why would Continental use a fleet number different than the number on the gear door?
Goldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5441 posts, RR: 12 Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1750 times:
All the CO 120's that were operating in Houston, up to last month, are ex-CO owned birds, but owned and operated by SkyWest. They still had the old CO registration on them still. SkyWest most likely changed the ship number in order to make it fit into into their EMB-120 fleet, which is in the 100, 200, and 500 range.
The IAH operation is slowly dwindling down, and the aircraft are being parked at SGU.
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Invicta From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 57 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1719 times:
I know what you are saying Brick. I have wondered the same thing and never managed to find the answer. The number differences you mention go way back to when CO express operated the 120s. It's not just a substitution of 200 for 700s because the other two digits don't correlate. I'd be interested to find out.