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Aer Lingus A330 Registrations  
User currently offlineAccess-Air From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1939 posts, RR: 13
Posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 10027 times:

Okay, guys, a buddy of mine pointed out to me that Aer Lingus puts tail numbers on their A330s with airport codes in them...Such as EI-ORD, EI-LAX, EI-JFK, EI-EWR..etc....What is the reason for this???? Anyone have any ideas?

Access-Air


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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25789 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 9999 times:

Why not??...

Virgin has had G-VLAX, G-VJFK, G-TKYO and still has some interesting ones like G-VHOT, G-VBIG, G-VGAS

While others like Corsair had F-GSEA, F-GSUN & F-GSEX.

Nothing wrong with vanity registrations.



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27126 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 9960 times:

For the most part they name them after destinations they fly to . EWR used to be served prior to 9/11. I think its a good idea.

User currently offlineKensukeAida From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 217 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 9843 times:



Quoting Access-Air (Thread starter):
What is the reason for this???? Anyone have any ideas?

My understanding is that as long as it doesn't conflict with anything existing and conforms to that countries' prefix code and suffix methodology (alpha, numeric, or alpha-numeric) most airlines have a great amount of leeway to choosing their registration. So why not get cute occasionally? Southwest has a registration suffix "Hotel Kilo" for Herb Kelleher on one of their 737s, and "Charlie Bravo" on another for Colleen Barret. Both instead of the usual Whiskey November, and in the original gold colors too.  Smile

- John


User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6817 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 9816 times:

Lots of airlines have what could be called vanity registrations

Most famous, perhaps including

G-BOAC
N747PA

Lufthansa's Avro RJ's are D-AVR*, including D-AVRO

BMI EMB RJs are G-RJX*
BA's similar are G-EMB*



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User currently offlineFiatstilojtd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 9795 times:



Quoting Access-Air (Thread starter):
What is the reason for this???? Anyone have any ideas?



Quoting KensukeAida (Reply 3):
So why not get cute occasionally?

One plane was even named/registered after one of our infamous member here:

G-Kirk

...or was it the other way around

[Edited 2008-01-13 02:54:59]

User currently offlineAOMlover From Singapore, joined Jul 2001, 1305 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 9775 times:

Air Tahiti Nui has F-OSEA, F-OSUN, F-OLOV, F-OJTN and F-OHGF
SEA, SUN and LOV are quite obvious. TN is the code for Air Tahiti Nui, and GF stands for Gaston Flosse who was the former megalomaniac president of French Polynesia.

[Edited 2008-01-13 03:18:13]

User currently offlineLHRjc From Netherlands, joined Apr 2006, 1964 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 9764 times:



Quoting Oly720man (Reply 4):
BA's similar are G-EMB*

Well, they were.. G-EMBx and G-ERJx, but they've gone to flybe now....



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User currently offlineAnalog From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 1900 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 9765 times:

How about EI-EIO? (doesn't exist)

Quoting Oly720man (Reply 4):
Lots of airlines have what could be called vanity registrations

Like the US 319 with N737US?
AS 737 with N320AS
The NW 319 with N320NB
The NW 320 with N319US
F9 319 with N320NP


User currently offlineLHRjc From Netherlands, joined Apr 2006, 1964 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 9745 times:



Quoting Oly720man (Reply 4):
Lots of airlines have what could be called vanity registrations

Indeed - BA have a lot of clever ones, as well as the more obvious ones.

772 - G-ZZZ* - the Z's supposedly look like 7's
772 - G-VII* - VII being the roman numeral for 7
772 - G-YMM* - YMM being the roman numeral for the Year 2000 when they entered service
744 - G-CIV* - CIV being the roman numeral for 400



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26620 posts, RR: 75
Reply 10, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 9722 times:



Quoting KensukeAida (Reply 3):
Both instead of the usual Whiskey November

September Whiskey is also quite common.



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User currently offlineTransIsland From Bahamas, joined Mar 2004, 2046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 9627 times:



Quoting LHRjc (Reply 9):
772 - G-YMM* - YMM being the roman numeral for the Year 2000 when they entered service
744 - G-CIV* - CIV being the roman numeral for 400

You might want to check your Roman numerals...

2000 = MM (not YMM, which is nothing)
400 = CD (CIV = 104)

http://maryt.files.wordpress.com/2007/03/roman_numerals_complete.jpg

Some more vanity regs:


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C6-ASD / ASD = Fresh Creek, Andros, the airline's home island


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C6-BUS & C6-CAB


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C6-KEN - airline owned by Kenneth Ingraham


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C6-LEE - previously operated by LeAir


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HH-JET

Vanity registrations are not limited to airlines, private owners have them, too.


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N192YK


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N84BD - after the owner's wife, Betsy D.


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Let's not forget Elvis' plane, N880EP



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User currently offlineGreenjet From Ireland, joined Aug 2001, 959 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 9622 times:



Quoting Analog (Reply 8):
How about EI-EIO? (doesn't exist)

EI-EIO was a Piper PA-34-200 but was involved in an accident at DUB in May 2000.

Reports that it was a Pied Piper are yet to be confirmed...


User currently offlineLHRjc From Netherlands, joined Apr 2006, 1964 posts, RR: 20
Reply 13, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 9591 times:

And John Travolta's 707, N707JT


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Quoting N1120A (Reply 10):
You might want to check your Roman numerals...

2000 = MM (not YMM, which is nothing)

Sorry, that's what I meant - Y for year, MM for 2000

Quote:
400 = CD (CIV = 104)

Oops - very true... Absolutely no idea what G-CIV* means then  Smile



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User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Reply 14, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 9573 times:

When easyJet flew their 737-300s they were regged G-EZY*

Glenn



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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 15, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 9552 times:



Quoting Greenjet (Reply 12):
EI-EIO

And on that farm he had a...



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User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9524 posts, RR: 42
Reply 16, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 9542 times:



Quoting Greenjet (Reply 12):
EI-EIO was a Piper PA-34-200 but was involved in an accident at DUB in May 2000.

So it bought said farm?

 duck  I'll get me coat.


User currently offlineEGNR From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 511 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 9532 times:

British Caledonian had:

G-DCIO

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and

G-HUGE

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User currently offlineFiatstilojtd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 9507 times:



Quoting Access-Air (Thread starter):
What is the reason for this???? Anyone have any ideas?



Quoting KensukeAida (Reply 3):
So why not get cute occasionally?



Quoting Greenjet (Reply 12):
EI-EIO



Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 16):
And on that farm he had a...



Quoting David L (Reply 17):
So it bought said farm?

duck I'll get me coat.

Ryanair should register one of its new B738 EI-EIO and painted it in McDonalds Livery, like they did with Hertz Car rental.  Wink


User currently offlineBWilliams From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 212 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 9452 times:



Quoting KensukeAida (Reply 15):
Does anybody know if they INTENTIONALLY block obscene registrations, even if they otherwise confirm to the national standard?

I would think so -- they do in the US, both plain-text (plane-text?  Smile) and coded with numbers. For example, if you look up "N8008S" on the N-number inquiry page, you get "This aircraft's registration status may not be suitable for operation."



Regards, Brad Williams
User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6346 posts, RR: 14
Reply 20, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9266 times:

Aer Lingus stopped this in 2001 when EI-DAA was delivered and more recently EI-DUO and EI-DUZ. It's a shame as I would have liked to see EI-SFO or EI-DXB.

User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12523 posts, RR: 35
Reply 21, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9213 times:

I think the reason EI stopped this was that it caused too much confusion for EI ops, e.g. 'ORD is in 'JFK, 'EWR is in LAX and 'JFK is in BOS, but 'LAX will be early in SNN ... !

Also, if they axe a destination (EWR being a case in point), it might be slightly embarrassing. Irish registrations are now on the EI-DXx series; FR has already taken the EI-DWx and EI-DYx sequences. Had EI not axed Dubai, they could use EI-DXB as an "in sequence" registration". Also, after D comes E (ah, there's no beating Irish logic!) and EI could certainly book the EI-EIx block of registrations for its fleet; it has six A330-300s coming, from 2009, plus many more short haul Airbuses, so that would not surprise me in the least ...


User currently offlineSOBHI51 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jun 2003, 3506 posts, RR: 17
Reply 22, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9210 times:
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Quoting BWilliams (Reply 19):
For example, if you look up "N8008S" on the N-number inquiry page, you get "This aircraft's registration status may not be suitable for operation."

Sorry i might be slow but i did not get it.



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User currently offlineFlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2096 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 9178 times:



Quoting LHRjc (Reply 9):
Indeed - BA have a lot of clever ones, as well as the more obvious ones.

772 - G-ZZZ* - the Z's supposedly look like 7's
772 - G-VII* - VII being the roman numeral for 7
772 - G-YMM* - YMM being the roman numeral for the Year 2000 when they entered service
744 - G-CIV* - CIV being the roman numeral for 400

As said, G-YMM* was used for Year 2000 (only the MM being the 2000)

G-CIV* was used as IV is four in Roman numerals to indicate that it was the fourth series 747 (actually 5th as there was the SP!)

G-BNLA was the first 747-436 in BA service, the reg being picked for Brand New Large Aircraft. The rest of the first 747-436s followed that series.

G-BNWA was the first 767-336ER in BA service, the reg being for Brand New Widebody Aircraft, The rest of the 767-336ERs followed that series too.

G-RAES was the 777-236IGW that would have been G-VIII. It was given its registration in honour of the Royal AEronautical Society

G-GBTA is a 737-436 given its registration in honour of the Great Britain Tourist Authority, which has since been renamed.

G-BUS* was used by BA for the 10 A320s it inherited from BCal. (If delivered to BCal they would have been G-BRS*, BR being BCal's two letter code).

G-DCIO was one of the ex BCal DC-10-30s and another was G-MULL (As in Isle of Mull).



Let's Go British Caledonian!
User currently offlineTransIsland From Bahamas, joined Mar 2004, 2046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 9136 times:



Quoting BWilliams (Reply 19):

I would think so -- they do in the US, both plain-text (plane-text? Smile) and coded with numbers. For example, if you look up "N8008S" on the N-number inquiry page, you get "This aircraft's registration status may not be suitable for operation."

And if you click on continue, you will find that the number is assigned to a Cessna 150F. (Boobs are really obscene, are they?)

http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinqu...QL.asp?verified=1&NNumbertxt=8008S

This message comes up fairly frequently and means exactly what it says: "This aircraft's registration status may not be suitable for operation."



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25 BWilliams : Ah, interesting... I always just figured from the message that hitting continue would have just taken you back to the search field. Never actually tri
26 Post contains links and images LXLucien : I love the N777AS View Large View MediumPhoto © Philippe Ballerstedt
27 MD11Engineer : I have seen a cooperate jet in HHN bearing the registration D-CHEF, in German the chef of a company is the boss. Jan
28 Post contains images KC135TopBoom : Don't forget Boeing's reg. # N787BA, and something to do with the roll out date, too.
29 Jmc757 : In the UK, G-Oxxx is quite popular, I think due to it being ready as "GO", for example: - G-OMYT with MyTravel Airways, "Go MyTravel" - G-OJMC with Th
30 Bramble : N-Boobs. Perfect reg for Hooters Air.
31 Post contains links and images Psyops : C-GSUX - Citation X of Suncor Energy. SU is the stock symbol, X for the Citation X. The G, well all reg's in Canada have the last four letters startin
32 Bok269 : Let's not forget F-WWOW F-WXXL
33 Post contains links and images SXDFC : OA260 will agree with me on this one! SX-OAA - Obviously to show some honor to Olympic! View Large View MediumPhoto © Howard Chaloner God those 7
34 Post contains links and images MCO2BRS : This is a local favourite for me! N234MM used by Walt Disney to survey land for what would become Walt Disney World here in Orlando. Not sure I like t
35 Post contains images Aer lingus : KLM has PH-BFS Boeing 747-406M While the reg is not deliberate like the other a/c's that is discussed here. Its still interesting in some way that BFS
36 Unattendedbag : replace the '8's with 'B's.
37 UnattendedBag : You can add N69BJ to that list too.
38 Kaitak : It also has 'BFU ... and if aircraft are known by the last two letters of their registration, the answer to any reg inquiry should be VERY polite! Of
39 EGNR : Or F-WWJB... (MSN007)
40 Post contains links and images Viscount724 : The first Boeing jet sold in Canada, Wardair's 727-100 (one of the very few 727s that regularly operated transatlantic flights) was CF-FUN, appropriat
41 Archer : About 3 years ago my son and I flew on Lufthansa ERJ 200 D-ACLG. My initials are DA and my son's are CL and our last name is G. I recognized it at the
42 Post contains images FlyMeToTheMoon : There is a MCR-01 Banbi in the UK registered G-POOP, there is a pic somewhere in the d-base. There also was a PARTENAVIA P68B OBSERVER registered as G
43 Post contains links XXXX10 : BA had G-KILO -a freighter http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0520355/M/ The first SST on the British register was G-BSST http://www.airliners.net/ope
44 Post contains links and images Jogales : Top Gear fans will like this one OH-COK View Large View MediumPhoto © Marko Koponen Nike has N1KE: View Large View MediumPhoto © Chad Thomas
45 Post contains links and images KELPkid : Well, the crews used to nickname G-BNLB: View Large View MediumPhoto © John Kelley "Never Leaves Base." Apparently, for a couple of years after s
46 Post contains images CarbHeatIn : Aer Arann have sticked with EI-RE_ for their 72s. RE being the 2 letter airline identifier. They started at EI-REA and are now at EI-REM with the new
47 JER757 : BD's A320's are G-MID* There's also a Citation around with the reg M-AGIC
48 MQrampBOS : I may be off on this, but isn't WN someone's initials as well? At least that's what I thought I heard, though I can't seem to find the answer.
49 Post contains links and images UnattendedBag : Speaking of Corporate aircraft, Nissan has N155AN: View Large View MediumPhoto © Paul Robbins - Nashville Aviation Photographers
50 Post contains links and images VV701 : We've had quite a lot of BA regs so far so here are another four: View Large View MediumPhoto © Tam
51 NWADC9 : Rush Limbaugh's EIB One is N1EB (1EB=EIB 1) Previously, it was N422ML (422=Marta's birthday? ML=Marta Limbaugh), but it was changed to 1EB after the d
52 ZKNZA : Air New Zealand has a 747-475 wth the rego ZK-SUH. I believe that this ILFC leased A/C & is named after Steven Udvar-Hazy (chairman & CEO, ILFC). NZ a
53 Access-Air : Geesh, one little question about the reg numbers and we get all this!!! LOL......Well, to add my story to all this, I flew on an Express I SAAB 340B b
54 SOBHI51 : Thank you all.
55 CXfirst : Don't forget G-MOO -CXfirst
56 LHRjc : OK so we can work out pretty much all the BA reg's, so does anyone know what any of the following mean ? 733's - G-LGT* - presumably as they are base
57 Post contains images LN-KGL : easyJet took over GO, and with 737s came the registration numbers G-IGO*. As I saw G-IGOP the first time at LPL, I really was in need to go for a ...
58 Post contains links and images Lapper : Doesn't the 777 G-VIIL also have a very appropriate reg from what been said about it on the boards here? Carrying on from other reg's, don't forget t
59 EIDAA : In the same way that Aer Lingus skipped EI-DED in the EI-DE* series... Nice thread guys - some good ones out there alright!
60 Post contains links and images Oly720man : View Large View MediumPhoto © Joost de Wit Wonder if this one's owned by a photographer... Or in a previous incarnation
61 EXTspotter : Not true Signed: C-GTDH (A320 - from Skyservice) G-CPEP (752) G-DBLA (763ER) G-PJLO (763ER - Leased from GECAS)
62 Hotelmode : BA refers to its aircraft by the last 3 letters of the registrations, so they try and avoid similar series. So dont expect any G-EOCx or G-DIVx series
63 Post contains links and images Aer Lingus : OH-FAC is also a good one to remember! http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0241879/L/
64 Post contains images Fiatstilojtd : Brand New Saab 340A for Robin Hood Aviation (small Austrian Airline) OE-GOD
65 Ryan h : Over here in Australia, the airlines seem to like regos starting with V. Qantas 737-800s are VH-VX* and VH-VY* with a batch of new 737s coming in the
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