sleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2045 posts, RR: 24 Posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2172 times:
I photographed this a/c this morning...gorgeous bird. Reg number is N52OE. The problem is that it's not listed in the FAA registry. If you google it, nothing pops up. I know what kind of a/c it is...I can't figure out why it's not in the registry...btw, I haven't fixed the photo in Photoshop yet...that's why it looks a bit unpolished.
Yep, no U.S. registration will have an "Oh" as in O or an "Eye" as in I in the call sign......so putting the call sign is as N Five Two Zero Echo, you'll find it is an ExxonMobil aircraft, one of many they have.
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KELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 5932 posts, RR: 4 Reply 7, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2066 times:
Quoting dw747400 (Reply 6): There is nothing crappy OR regional about this plane.
If you gave it the same seat pitch, number of seats, substandard seating, and baby overhead bins as its cousin, I assure you it would make make for one crappy ride Oh, and then fly it under contract for someone else, and stick some fresh graudates from _____ (fill in the blank: ERAU, UND, etc) in the cockpit, severely underpaid, and same with the flight attendant...well, you get the picture...
Somehow, though, I don't think that that's how ExxonMobil flies N520E
Celebrating the birth of KELPkidJR on August 5, 2009 :-)
26point2 From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 666 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1697 times:
Just about the only thing the RJ and Global have in common is that they come from the same manufacturer.
A few reasons the Global is far superior: Wildly different wing design with slats (typical V1 near 100kts...or less), Rolls Royce/BMW engines at 14750 lbs thrust each, service ceiling FL510, cruise M85, much shorter runway requirements even at 98,000 lbs, and on and on. The Global can depart a 5500' runway in California and fly non-stop to London.