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User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 949 times:

How can two different aircraft carry the same registration?


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User currently offlineSAS-A321 From Denmark, joined Mar 2002, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 916 times:

Not at the same time....
If an aircraft is scrapped or sold to another country the reg. will be taken from it or given a new one in the country it's sold to.



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User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 892 times:

I was always under the impression that a reg'd dies with the plane. Especially since this one ends with "PA", which was PanAM's designation. I am obviously wrong. But are there any more instances like the one above?

User currently offlineRayPettit From United Kingdom, joined May 2002, 608 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 879 times:

They certainly don't always die with the plane, an example being Qantas earlier B707 and B747 which both used the VH-EB series.
However, anything on the UK register is used for one plane only, unless it has not been taken up for some reason. It is for this reason that a vintage lightplane imported into the UK in recent years can have a period registration (e.g. in the G-AF.. series) because that registration mark was never used at the time.
And by the way 'PA' is not an official FAA 'designation' for Panam - Panam just reserved a range of registrations with that suffix. There would be nothing to stop Mr Hank J Bloggs from registering his new Cessna as NxxxPA, as long it had not been reserved.
That's why Delta have to use slightly different suffixes, their favourite DL may have already been issued to another user.

Ray


User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2901 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 818 times:

In Germany you find several examples, especially in the Lufthansa fleet, as they have their "series" that they use again and again:

D-ABK* used to be B727-200, later B737-400. See e.g. D-ABKL:

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D-ABE* used to be B737-100, now B737-300. See e.g. D-ABED:

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D-AIB* used to be A300B, now A340-200. See e.g. D-AIBA:

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D-ABI* used to be B727-100, now B737-500. See e.g. D-ABIO:

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D-AIC* used to be A310-200, now Condor A320-200. See e.g. D-AICB:

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But in most cases, there were at least 5 years between retirement of the old reg and delivery of the new reg.


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