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User currently offlineAdacyn From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 2 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 5 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 907 times:

What does the term "qualifier" mean with regards to "qualifier paint scheme"??

I am relatively new to the hobby of civil aviation and plane spotting and this term has me stumped! What is the plane qualifying for??

Thanks

Adam H.
Grandville, MI
USA

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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 884 times:

Qualifier is an alliance between a few airlines in Europe including Swissair and AOM. "Qualifier" is the same idea as "One World" (AA/BA/...) or "Star Alliance" (UA/LH/...)

User currently offlinePHLFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 851 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 883 times:

"QUALIFLYER" refers to the alliance group that Swissair is a part of. The other members are as follows.

Tap AirPortugal, Sabena, Turkish, Air Littoral, Air Liberte, Crossair, AirEurope, LOT, Volare Airlines and Portugalia Airlines.

http://www.qualiflyergroup.com/





User currently offlinePhilB From Ireland, joined May 1999, 2915 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 881 times:

Qualiflyer is an alliance founded by Swissair and includes Sabena, TAP, THY, Air Liberte, Crossair, Air Littoral,, Air Europe, LOT and PGA Portugalia.

The Qualiflyer scheme is the scheme which has certain elements standardised on all Qualiflyer aircraft, the main one being a blue belly.


User currently offlinePhilB From Ireland, joined May 1999, 2915 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 874 times:

Somehow deleted Volare (note the double comma between Air Littoral and Air Europe).

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