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When CX Changed Registration Letters?  
User currently offlineOvelix From Greece, joined Aug 1999, 639 posts, RR: 3
Posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1000 times:

Correct me if I am wrong

The A330-342 cn 071 was the first ever A330-300 and was delivered to Cathay Pacific in March 1995. Before that, it was demonstrated at Farnborough Air Show 1994 as F-WWKU. After delivery it received the VR-HLA registration but today flies as B-HLA.
Has CX changed the letters???

Trivia: The cn 071 A330 is the most popular A330 photo at airliners.net (Purple Rain at checkerboard approach)

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User currently offlineB-HOP From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2000, 630 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 978 times:

After 1997 changeover, they are allowed 6 months to carried out the operation, chaning from VR-H to B-H


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User currently offlineOvelix From Greece, joined Aug 1999, 639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 969 times:

That means that the VR-H was the "colonial" registration (British) and the B-H is the chinese???

OK, got it. Thanks


User currently offlineSvenvdM From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 952 times:

Yes, that's right. But B-H is actually Hong Kong chinese wheras B-XXXX (X being numbers) is mainland chinese (as well as taiwanese I think).

Sven


User currently offlineLJ From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4420 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 950 times:

Didn't China ordered Hong Kong to change to B-H** because China wants to use VR-*** registrations in future (if they run out of B- registrations )? Note that not only VR-H** changed but also VR-B** and other VR-*** registrations (they changed into VP-***). The VR-A** thru VR-Q** series have been allocated to China as of 1st July 1997. The reason why Hong Kong had to change is that at present China still has B- registrations left.

Yes B-XXXXX is used by Taiwan and Macau uses B-M**.

Regards
Laurens Jansssen


User currently offlineRed Panda From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2000, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 928 times:

wow, is it really that political? I've never thought there are meaning in those reg. no. can someone herer tell more about it?

regards,
R panda


User currently offlineOvelix From Greece, joined Aug 1999, 639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 918 times:

Red Panda

Registration letters/numbers are something like your car's license plates. They are unique (no two planes have the same reg) and every country has its own prefix. N-XXXXXX is usually US. SX-BEG is Greek. (SX is the prefix). F-WWKU is French ("F" is the prefix).

That means that every plane you see with reg SX prefix is always Greek. Every plane with B is Chinese.

Hope that helped

Kostas


User currently offlineRed Panda From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2000, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 915 times:

thx for the info.
but is there any obligations for the airlines to use B-XXXX if they are based on China?

Regards,
R Panda


User currently offlineAirbus A3XX From Australia, joined May 1999, 507 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 910 times:

I thought VR- registration is for British colonies.

User currently offlineNotarzt From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 642 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 904 times:

Laurens,

>Didn't China ordered Hong Kong to change to B-H**
>because China wants to use VR-*** registrations in
>future (if they run out of B- registrations )?

While I am not sure about the "reservation" of all VR-*** regs. for China, I can confirm that all British Colony countries' VR-*** regs. were changed to VP-*** (e.g. Cayman Islands: from VR-C** to VP-C**) two years ago.

Daniel



User currently offlineA380 From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 658 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 899 times:

Don't think so.

China Southern has a B737 reg. N999CZ. It should be on lease.


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