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User currently offlineflyerboyek From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 72 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3990 times:

This might be a silly question, but why do both SkyWest and Chautauqua register their aircraft with N numbers ending in SK?


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User currently onlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15719 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3982 times:

Quoting flyerboyek (Thread starter):
why do both SkyWest and Chautauqua register their aircraft with N numbers ending in SK?

Because they want to. Airlines may have tons of different suffixes in their fleet and when buying used planes some keep the old registrations and some re-register. It's really just whatever they want.



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User currently offlinecanoecarrier From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2839 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3573 times:

Quoting flyerboyek (Thread starter):
This might be a silly question, but why do both SkyWest and Chautauqua register their aircraft with N numbers ending in SK?

A complete guess on my part but SkyWest's NASDEQ symbol is SKYW.

But, as BMI says, it could be for any number of reasons.



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User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 9799 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3555 times:
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Same thing happens with some Skywest and Southwest (both end in SW):


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User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6447 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3461 times:

As well as Delta (Northwest) and US Airways both using "US":

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BTW, NW used the "US" suffix well before US Airways existed.

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User currently offlineYukon880 From United States of America, joined Sep 2011, 137 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3334 times:
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Nothing against USAir mind you...
Would have suited me just fine to have NW continue the "US" registrations until the very end.



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User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3501 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3183 times:

Quoting Yukon880 (Reply 5):
Would have suited me just fine to have NW continue the "US" registrations until the very end.

They did, didn't they? As far as I know, all the "US" regs at NW carried over to DL...



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User currently offlineKGRB From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 705 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 5 days ago) and read 3163 times:

Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 6):
They did, didn't they? As far as I know, all the "US" regs at NW carried over to DL...

The existing ones did carry over, but NW stopped adding the US suffix to its new registrations sometime in the 1990s. The A319s, A330s, and 757-300s were delivered mostly with N***NW registrations.



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User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5970 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2958 times:

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 3):
Same thing happens with some Skywest and Southwest (both end in SW):

With both Southwest and SkyWest registering blocks of SW suffixes, there was in essense, a scramble, for the remaining blocks of numbers. However, with the newer birds, Southwest suffixed WN and SkyWest suffixed SK, which has suited each other better, really. (SkyWest can't suffix OO since the letter O is not allowed in the last 2 digits of a registration.)



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User currently onlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15719 posts, RR: 26
Reply 9, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2936 times:

Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 8):
(SkyWest can't suffix OO since the letter O is not allowed in the last 2 digits of a registration.)

Of course they could just use five number registrations with "00" at the end.



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User currently offlineflyerboyek From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 2626 times:

Thanks for the great responses, everyone.

Quoting KGRB (Reply 7):
Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 6):
They did, didn't they? As far as I know, all the "US" regs at NW carried over to DL...

The existing ones did carry over, but NW stopped adding the US suffix to its new registrations sometime in the 1990s. The A319s, A330s, and 757-300s were delivered mostly with N***NW registrations.

I believe all of NW/DL's A319's are registered as N***NB.


User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 11, posted (2 years 1 month 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2316 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 9):
Of course they could just use five number registrations with "00" at the end.

The 00 registrations have been popular with private pilots for their aircraft - with many used over the past 40-50 years.


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