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Aeroflots Western Aircraft Reg.  
User currently offlineAerLingus747 From Ireland, joined Apr 2006, 223 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2121 times:

I was looking at a few photos of Aeroflot and noticed that there Airbus and Boeing aircraft are VP-??? but there others are RA-?????.What is with the different reg.

Thanks in advance.

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User currently offlineClipper136 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 316 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2063 times:

VP-BXX aircraft are registered in Bermuda.

RA-XXXXX are registered in Russia.

The "Western" aircraft are registered in Bermuda as a result if the financing used to purchase or lease the aircraft. EXIM Bank I think...not positive.


User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2060 times:

Quoting AerLingus747 (Thread starter):
I was looking at a few photos of Aeroflot and noticed that there Airbus and Boeing aircraft are VP-??? but there others are RA-?????.What is with the different reg.

See below.

Quoting Clipper136 (Reply 1):
The "Western" aircraft are registered in Bermuda as a result if the financing used to purchase or lease the aircraft. EXIM Bank I think...not positive.

Only in part probably. Most of all, the reason why most Western aircraft operating for Russian airlines are registered in Bermuda is because of Russian import taxes. If these import taxes weren't as high as they are today, I'm sure more Western aircraft would be present in the Russian register.


User currently offlineFlyinTLow From Germany, joined Oct 2004, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2043 times:

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 2):
Only in part probably. Most of all, the reason why most Western aircraft operating for Russian airlines are registered in Bermuda is because of Russian import taxes. If these import taxes weren't as high as they are today, I'm sure more Western aircraft would be present in the Russian register.

So does that mean that these aircraft are registered in Bermuda with an Aeroflot-owned Bermudan airline and just wetleased to Aeroflot? Or how does this registered in Bermuda thing work?

Sorry if this questions turns out to be stupid!

Cheers.

Thilo



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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2024 times:

Quoting FlyinTLow (Reply 3):
So does that mean that these aircraft are registered in Bermuda with an Aeroflot-owned Bermudan airline and just wetleased to Aeroflot? Or how does this registered in Bermuda thing work?

They're simply registered in Bermuda, much like many private jets are registered in other countries without them being any kind of a commercial airline ACMI lease. The aircraft are owned or dry-leased and fully operated by SU but they simply want to avoid the Russian import taxes. Doing this has become common practice in Russia, with the exeption of Vim Airlines and their Russian registered ex DE 757s and another airline which has 737s and Dash-8s in the Russian register.


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