EK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5195 posts, RR: 6 Posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 3249 times:
Qantaslink have recently taken delivery of a NEW Q400, however I've noticed a new registration has been allocated VH-LQB...?
I understand the VH-QO... register is full but why start a new register with VH-LQB skipping VH-LQA?
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So are -LQC and -LQE, while -LQI and -LQZ are Cessna 182s, -LQP is an amateur built aircraft, -LQS and -LQX are Cessna O-1s, -LQV is a Cessna 150, -LQW is a Cessna 152, and -LQN and -LQU are Robinson R22s.
PA515 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2007, 1019 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 3 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2397 times:
Quoting VirginFlyer (Reply 5): I wonder what the significance was behind the choice the -LQ series, given it is already fairly populated?
From the information in your post the VH-LQ_ series had 14 registrations available. VH-LQB is the first of the latest order of seven aircraft making a total of 28 Q400's. Seven registrations in the LQ_ series would remain.
The significance of the LQ_ series could be that QF is not expecting to have more than 35 Q400's.