Columba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7062 posts, RR: 4 Posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2075 times:
Are there any commercial airliners that have not been registered in Germany, yet ?
The only modern type I can think of is the 777 and 717 (which served with 4U for one season though) as well as the MD 90.
Of course there were also the Dassault Mercure and the Comet that have not been used by German airlines.
It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
So yes, the A318 has been registered in Germany before, it's just that it hasn't operated revenue flights for German airlines so far.
Other airlines which so far have not been registered in Germany are mostly Russian built ones, at least not in West Germany, like the Yak-42 and the IL-86/96. Some Russian built Airliners did get registered in the re-unified Germany for the short time Interflug still operated, mostly with a D-AOB* or a D-FO** like registration format. There were a handful IL-62Ms that got German regs. One of those IL-62s even operated for the Luftwaffe for a short period of time as a transport.
TriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4693 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1990 times:
One little known fact is that there were even a few Russian-built commercial aircraft registered in West Germany way before the fall of the Berlin Wall: General Air operated a few Yak-40 in the early 1970's and used them on domestic flights.