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Why Was This SQ Plane Registered In The US?  
User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4788 times:

I was looking through some old photos, and I ran across this one of an SQ 743 at the old Hong Kong Kai Tak aiport.


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What I found odd about it was that the plane is registered in the US, with an N number, instead of the usual 9V- number on all other planes registered in Singapore. Why was this like this?

BTW This plane was later given to SAA and repainted in the famous Ndizani livery.


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Harry


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User currently offline1millionflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4764 times:

Becuase it is leased. The leasing company int the US owns the airplane so it registered in the US.

There are hundreds of foreign carriers with N numbers, and Many US carriers with foreign registrations.


User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4750 times:

Guess that makes sense then.

Many US carriers with foreign registrations

Do you have any examples of this?

Harry



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User currently offline1MillionFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4725 times:

You can see in the Photo seach more than a few carriers with EI (irish registrations)

I can rememebr seeing some Apple vacation 737-300 and a DL 737-300 with EI registrations there is a thread for it but I can't find it.


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4713 times:

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 2):
Many US carriers with foreign registrations

Do you have any examples of this?

F9 had an Irish Registered 733:

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FL had an Irish Registered 732:

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TWA's "Wings of Pride" MD-80 once carried an Irish Registration:

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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4700 times:

That's pretty interesting, thanks for the photos. Is there any reason that most of them are Irish registered? Is there are a big leasing company in Ireland that they use?

Harry



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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4650 times:

GECAS has their European division based in Ireland. Guinness Peat was another one (I believe they no longer are involved in a/c leasing) and Pembroke Capital is another Irish-based leasing firms. And some further examples of US airlines with Irish registered a/c:

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HA:

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Air South:

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Photo © Joe Pries - A.T. Team
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Braniff:

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Delta:

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Photo © Bruce Highland



HP:

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Photo © Frank C. Duarte Jr.



Western:

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Photo © AirNikon
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US Airways Express:

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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4636 times:

Thanks so much for all your work with those examples! Guess you learn something new every day.  bigthumbsup 

Harry



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User currently offlineGARUDAROD From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1517 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4532 times:

Actually most if not all of SQ's B743 Fleet was N registered for most of their
flying career with them. It wasnt until the B744 came on that the reggos
for the B743 started to revert to the Singaporean ledger.



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User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3356 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4441 times:

I wonder since most of the Aeroflot 767-300 are Bermuda Registry since its VP


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