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Qatar Airways Aircraft Names  
User currently offline9MMPD From Australia, joined Oct 2005, 288 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4004 times:

Hi All,

Is there some sort of list for the names that Qatar Airways has named their jets?



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As seen in the above photo each name is in arabic. I was just wondering if there was a list with their english names available.

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User currently offlinezkojq From New Zealand, joined Sep 2011, 1414 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3941 times:

Lots of the fleet have their names listed in this database, unfortunately the aircraft you pictured (A7-BBI), doesn't have its name listed.
http://www.planespotters.net/Airline/Qatar-Airways



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User currently offline9MMPD From Australia, joined Oct 2005, 288 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3826 times:

Thanks zkojq,

But unfortunately not many of their 777s had names listed on the site


User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3958 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks ago) and read 3762 times:

There's a nice guy on this site with the username QatarA340 and I was sending him pics of the 777s as they delivered from PAE and getting him translate them into English for me, then I passed that info on to sites like planespotters and Aviation Letter mag. Only really 'decoded' a small portion of their fleet thus far but if you can find clear pics of the Arabic names for the other ones I am sure Mr. QatarA340 will happily oblige.  

Talking of aircraft names in foreign languages, I believe that all Shenzhen Airlines' fleet have names, but they're all in Chinese.


User currently offlineyowza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4935 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3630 times:

Quoting 9MMPD (Thread starter):
As seen in the above photo each name is in arabic. I was just wondering if there was a list with their english names available.

I don't think all of their aircraft have name. I'll leave translating this to our Arabic speakers. I do know that A7-BBB was named "Gaza" in response to LY naming 4X-ECE "Sderot"

YOWza



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User currently offline3rdGen From Bahrain, joined Jul 2011, 245 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3587 times:

Almost all the names are of areas in Doha or Qatar.

Roughly translated it says: Jowa Al Salamah, its an area in Qatar, I think.

My Arabic is not great QatarA340 can give you a better translation and a brief history of the place I'm sure.


User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1887 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3283 times:

Quoting RobK (Reply 3):
There's a nice guy on this site with the username QatarA340 and I was sending him pics of the 777s as they delivered from PAE and getting him translate them into English for me, then I passed that info on to sites like planespotters and Aviation Letter mag. Only really 'decoded' a small portion of their fleet thus far but if you can find clear pics of the Arabic names for the other ones I am sure Mr. QatarA340 will happily oblige.

I am honored to participate in this forum and to answer your questions.  



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User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1887 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3279 times:

Quoting yowza (Reply 4):
I do know that A7-BBB was named "Gaza" in response to LY naming 4X-ECE "Sderot"

It was called Gaza in responce to the war on Gaza and the massive humanitarian crisis that followed.

Quoting 3rdGen (Reply 5):
Jowa Al Salamah

It means Air of Peace; I dont think its an area in Qatar. After all, they have more than 100 aircraft; surely theyre bound to run out of names!



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User currently offline3rdGen From Bahrain, joined Jul 2011, 245 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3179 times:

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 7):
It means Air of Peace; I dont think its an area in Qatar. After all, they have more than 100 aircraft; surely theyre bound to run out of names!

   Thanks


User currently offlineMSR777 From UK - England, joined Sep 2012, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3103 times:

I used to like the practice by Egyptair, of naming their airliners after Pharoahs, or Egyptian places of interest. Since the change to the newer livery, this is no longer the case.


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User currently offlineEightball From Saudi Arabia, joined Oct 2007, 287 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3050 times:

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 7):
I dont think its an area in Qatar.

I hadn't heard of this area before, but according to this Arabic forum, Jow Al-Salamah is indeed an area in Qatar:

http://www.albinali.net/vb/showthread.php?t=12562&page=1

On a side note, flying on QR between DOH and IAH during the past couple of years has made me fond of the 777-200LR. Quite an awesome aircraft. 



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User currently offlinezkojq From New Zealand, joined Sep 2011, 1414 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2893 times:

Quoting RobK (Reply 3):
Talking of aircraft names in foreign languages, I believe that all Shenzhen Airlines' fleet have names, but they're all in Chinese.
Quoting MSR777 (Reply 9):

I used to like the practice by Egyptair, of naming their airliners after Pharoahs, or Egyptian places of interest. Since the change to the newer livery, this is no longer the case.

I like the way that Air Lingus has the plane's name written in Gaelic on the left side of the aircraft and in English on the right side.



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 26228 posts, RR: 22
Reply 12, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2857 times:

Quoting zkojq (Reply 11):
I like the way that Air Lingus has the plane's name written in Gaelic on the left side of the aircraft and in English on the right side.

Also KLM. Dutch on one side. English on the other.


User currently offlinebreiz From France, joined Mar 2005, 1929 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2840 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 12):
Also KLM. Dutch on one side. English on the other.


Lots of airlines do that: Aeroflot, Thai, Olympic (when they were still alive), Royal Jordanian,... but not Qatar.

You will find quite a number of Qatar's ac names in Air Britain Airline Fleets which you have to purchase.

[Edited 2012-10-07 15:10:32]

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