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User currently offlineVH-OJO From Slovakia, joined Jan 2000, 238 posts, RR: 1
Posted (14 years 6 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4853 times:

This has been bugging me for quite some time. Does anyone know the reason behind such an akward registration on that BA 777-236ER ? I mean there is the G-ZZZx series registration for medium range GE powered aircraft, followed by the G-VIIx series for the GE powered ER versions and finally the newest G-YMMx series for the RR TRENT powered ER versions. But what what about G-RAES ? Is this plane in any way special or different from the rest of the fleet ? Any BA insiders here ? Please enlighten me because I can find no logical explanation.

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User currently offlineN949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (14 years 6 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4807 times:

I believe that aircraft was registered in honor of the Royal Aeronautical Engineering Society (did I get the name right?), hence the "RAES" acronym.


User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 6 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4800 times:

That is spot on !!

User currently offlineHL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 6 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4791 times:


what about BA's 777 IGW's? What are thier registrations?

Hl  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineVH-OJO From Slovakia, joined Jan 2000, 238 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (14 years 6 months 23 hours ago) and read 4762 times:

Thank you N949WP. It does make sense to me now.

To HL: The registrations for the IGWs are as follows:

G-VIIA to VIIY for the GE versions
G-YMMA to YMMJ for the RR TRENT versions


User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4322 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (14 years 6 months 21 hours ago) and read 4756 times:

The 'VII' series is in keeping with the Roman numeral '7'. The 'YMM' series is in keeping with the roman numeral for the year 2000, when these planes were all delivered. I've been on G-VIIG twice, once from Boston to London and again from London to Boston. I've been on G-YMMC from Boston to London and G-VIIU from London to Boston.

User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4492 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (14 years 6 months 20 hours ago) and read 4750 times:

G-RAES was the 8th 777-200ER (at the time IGW) delivered to BA on the 14th of June 1997. It was painted in the Deftblue Daybreak scheme and appeared at the Paris Air Show that year!

P.S. For anyone that is really intereste in British Airways, buy the book "British Airways, Its Histroy, Aircraft and Liveries" by Keith Gaskell.

"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
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