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French Airforce A340-200 REG  
User currently offlineHailstone From Germany, joined Nov 2000, 410 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2771 times:

Anybody notice the registrations on the two (?) French Airforce Airbus 340?

F-RAJB
F-RAJA

For all those non-Malay or Bahasa speakers out there

"Raja" means "King"

Coincidence or deliberate, as these aircraft are used to transport French government officials, including the President if I am not mistaken ?

Note - the aircraft was already in service before N Sarkozy came to office  Wink

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User currently offlineRamzi From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 535 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2648 times:

French A340s used to come to BEY at least once a week during a certain time period last year, they were always carrying troops or other officials, never the president. Not sure about the registration, but I'm certain they carried troops as UN convoys used to wait with buses to transport the troops to the South. So I guess that would indicate it being coincidence, but I'm sure someone knows better than i do...


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User currently offlineVhqpa From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 1476 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2546 times:

I'm surprised they are on the civil "F" register and not on a special Air Force register.




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User currently offlineSAAB900 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2007, 490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2517 times:



Quoting Vhqpa (Reply 2):

I think that you'll find the F-RA** is a special section of the French register reserved for the French Air Force(Armee de l'air).
II remember seeing a French Air Force A310 at LPA a few years ago that displayed both its c/n & the last 2 of its F-RA** reg, 418/F-RADC. The c/n was on the tail & the last 2 of the reg on the nose wheel door!

Dave(SAAB900)


User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7415 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2446 times:



Quoting SAAB900 (Reply 3):
I think that you'll find the F-RA** is a special section of the French register reserved for the French Air Force(Armee de l'air).

 no  No No No ! The 2 A319CJ are registered F-RBFA & F-RBFB

Quoting Hailstone (Thread starter):
Coincidence or deliberate, as these aircraft are used to transport French government officials, including the President if I am not mistaken ?

They are not used to carry the President or Gov. Officials but to carry troops.

The President is using the A319CJ, but decided recently that they were too small for his (little)person and (very large) ego so they should be replaced soon by A332 ....


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User currently offlineBreiz From France, joined Mar 2005, 1917 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2301 times:



Quoting Hailstone (Thread starter):
Anybody notice the registrations on the two (?) French Airforce Airbus 340?

F-RAJB
F-RAJA

For all those non-Malay or Bahasa speakers out there

"Raja" means "King"

Coincidence or deliberate, as these aircraft are used to transport French government officials, including the President if I am not mistaken ?

Note - the aircraft was already in service before N Sarkozy came to office

Hold your horse!
This is simply in accordance with a registration system established long ago and with nothing to do with Sarkozy:
F-A... Civilian ac before 1945
F-AZ.. Collection ac
F-B... Civilian ac after 1945
F-C... Gliders
F-D... Civilian ac in Morocco (not in use anymore of course)
F-G... Civilian ac since 1976
F-H... Civilian ac since 1999
F-M... ALAT (French Army ac)
F-MJ.. Gendarmerie
F-O... Overseas territories
F-P... Homebuilt ac
F-R... French Air Force - Transport
F-S... French Air Force - Liaison
F-TE.. French Air Force - Training
F-TH.. French Air Force - Nuclear activities
F-U... French Air Force - Fighters
F-VN.. Civilian ac in Vietnam (not in use anymore of course)
F-W... Civilian prototypes ferry flights
F-XC.. French Navy
F-YC.. French Navy
F-ZAB. CEV
F-ZAG. EPNER
F-ZB.. Sécurité civile and Customs
F-ZJ.. CEV
F-ZV.. Military prototypes and ferry flights

F-RAJA is therefore a coincidence. And to make sense in French, it would have to be spelled RADJAH.


User currently offlineBP1 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 593 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2248 times:

On the A-340 Front

Serial #9 = Royal Jordanian Air Force
Serial # 26 = Qatar Government
Serial # 46 = Brunei Government
Serial # 61 = Egypt Government
Serial # 151 = Libyan Government
Serial # 204 = Saudi Arabian Government

Cheers,
BP1



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