VH-OJO From Slovakia, joined Jan 2000, 238 posts, RR: 1 Posted (14 years 11 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5572 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.
ChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4383 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (14 years 11 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5475 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.