Keego From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 190 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4604 times:
Aer Lingus name all their fleet after Irish saints,
ie, St Patrick, St Colmcille, St Brigit and so on!! the 3 names mentioned are all on the A330's. they have the name in Irish on one side of the nose and on the other side in English
FlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2022 posts, RR: 3 Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4507 times:
Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 2): It would be nice to have names back, I think naming aircraft gives them a little more of a personal touch.
I remeber G-DOCL was 'River Lune', the river which flows through Lancaster.
Was Lancaster ever featured in any of the other names?
One of the two 747-2B4Ms BA leased from MEA (G-BLVF) in the mid-80s was named City of Lancaster, though the name never made it onto one of BA's 747-436s.
I also think it would be a bice touch to restore the aircraft names. The A320 family could revive the County theme of the 1-11s, while as the original 777-236s (G-ZZZx) were named after aviators, maybe the rest of the 777s could be named after pioneers - British explorers, scientists and inventors. Also, rather than restore the European city theme to the 767s, they could adopt the theme used by the regional 767s and name them all after British authors and poets.
Shamrock_747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4440 times:
Quoting Breiz (Reply 4): Some A319s, and other ac, are named "Chatham Historic Dockyard". Why the same name to so many planes, even to promote the museum? Beats me.
Aircraft with the Utopia 'World Tails' carried the name of their tail design. The official name for BA's union flag tail is "Chatham Historic Dockyard", so some aircraft still have that name on their nose.