tymnbalewne From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 982 posts, RR: 1 Posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5872 times:
Remember "back in the day" when airlines painted their names and the a/c reg'n number on the wings of aircraft? Was this a requirement at one time? This practice seems to have fallen by the wayside for many carriers.
kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 13265 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5837 times:
As far as the registration is concerned,I think it depends on the regulator in each country. My understanding is that most countries require the registration to be painted on the underside of the aircraft wing.
aerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 8306 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5466 times:
I wish Air New Zealand would display their name under wings... It's such a classy touch which harks back to military insignia and the proper old fashioned carriers - whereas on the belly is crass and a bit "new money/LCC" advertising hoarding..
marky From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5434 times:
Annex 7 to the Chicago Convention requires the registration marks of an aircraft to be carried on the underside of the port wing, and most countries follow this. There are some exceptions that file a 'difference' with ICAO and don't follow this requirement - the USA being the most notable.
Phen From Ireland, joined Oct 2007, 354 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4981 times:
Quoting chrisair (Reply 10): So, what's the purpose of writing the name/reg on the wings?
Could it be for identification purposes on the ramp for fuelling/baggage loading to help avoid servicing the wrong aircraft? Or perhaps when written on top of the wing it would help identification from the air in flight or god forbid in the event of an accident?
Boeing77w From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4198 times:
Annex 7 of The Chicago Convention lays down the guidelines for aircraft markings/registration. The UK CAA requires the aircraft registration to be visible with the naked eye at 500ft above ground level, 500ft being the minimum altitude above the ground an aircraft may fly in normal flight - Rules of the Air, Rule 5.
railker From Canada, joined Aug 2006, 173 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3168 times:
CARs states that "marks on the wing are optional" (min. size of lettering, 50cm (19.68 inches)), and that if you don't have the registration printed onto the wings, the minimum size for the lettering on the fuselage doubles. Height of letting normally 'not less than 15cm (5.9 inches)'. If marks aren't displayed on the wing, 'they must be 30cm (11.8 inches) in height' ... or if your plane isn't that big, they have to be as big as you can fit otherwise.