Leelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 27886 times:
A UK supermarket chain owned by global consumables giant has repainted a retired Boeing 747-200 in its livery, to mark the company's best delivery drivers.
The de-commissioned aircraft bears the registration G-ASDA, which has not been registered with the UK Civil Aviation Authority. G-ASDA was last used on a Beech Aircraft 65-80 Queenair twin turboprop and was de-registered in 1989, making the registration available for re-use...
Jmc757 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2000, 1300 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 27647 times:
Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 13): I didn't think it was possible to re-assign UK registrations? Though I realise G-ASDA isn't real
Its not possible. The only time it ever happens is for the same airframe. I.e. some of the charter airlines aircraft get Canadian registrations over the winter but go back to their UK registration on return.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13138 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 27595 times:
I wonder how much this cost them? Probably a 100,000 Pounds +! Guess they can't get on TV enough with ads and billboards are not allowed in much of the UK so this is a substitute. At least it doesn't have the smiley face....
Demoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 23
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 27555 times:
Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 15): I wonder how much this cost them? Probably a 100,000 Pounds +! Guess they can't get on TV enough with ads and billboards are not allowed in much of the UK so this is a substitute
Oh no, Asda manage to get their advertisements everywhere, tv, billboards you name it. This is novel way, propably for the 2007 ASDA corporate Calendar or something, to get yet more publicity. Cost won't be a problem for them.
Keego From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 190 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 27480 times:
Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 11): Quoting CKT789 (Reply 10):
Is this the 747 that is at the track where BBC's Top Gear is filmed? You always see a 747 in the background when they are going round the racetrack.
Nah, that's at Dunsfold, just a few hundred yards from my house. The B747-200 there is G-BDXJ, and ex-EAF and BA aircraft.
Thats the 1st thing I tought when I opened the post!!
MainMAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 2097 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 27395 times:
Nothing would surprise me these days. If airline economics were as good as retail, then I'm pretty sure Tesco would have set up an airline already. Supermarkets do everything else, including pet insurance and savings accounts. The co-op will even bury you, at a competitive price.