Jrosa From Brazil, joined Jun 2005, 367 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4333 times:
According to what I heard, not from a very trusted source, there were no more PP and PT register available, so the Brazilian Aeronautic Registry had to open a new registry line, the PR.
You can see that each airline has the same first 3 letters, only the last 2 letters varie for example: VARIG - PP-V__, Rio Sul - PT-S__ or PR-S__, VASP - PP-S__, TAM - PT-M__ or PR-M__, GOL PR-G__, BRA - PR-B__, Transbrasil - PT-T__, Panair - PP-P__.
Also, currently there are almost 11.000 aircraft registered and active in Brazil.