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Method To Aer Lingus A330 Reg's?

Fri Feb 21, 2003 12:17 pm

Forgive me if this has been states before...

But after submitting a photo of mine to planepictures, I realized this strange thing. The plane I photographed was EI-JFK. Other A330 pics I saw included EI-LAX and EI-ORD.

I would assume this is not coincidence, and that Aer Lingus has been doing this on purpose- correct? If so- why?

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RE: Method To Aer Lingus A330 Reg's?

Fri Feb 21, 2003 12:29 pm

JBLU

Aer Lingus got some of their registrations with the airports they serve. I believe seeing EI-SNN also, but I think this was returned.

As far as why they did this, probably just to be unique. I personally think this is pretty cool.

I know BA did a similar thing with their RR powered 777's. They started with G-YMMA, to signify the new millenium. Y= year MM= 2000 in the old roman numerals, and the A was the first in the fleet, and it went on from there.

My personal point of view, if a special reg is available, they why not take it. It's kinda like personal plates on a car, only for your aircraft.

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RE: Method To Aer Lingus A330 Reg's?

Fri Feb 21, 2003 3:26 pm

Following on from that, BA's original 777s (the GE powered ones) were in the G-ZZZx series (Z looks like a 7), and in addition to the -YMMx series, they also had the G-VIIx series (VII being Roman numerals for 7). I haven't picked up on other interesting registration 'puns' at BA, though perhaps there are.

In Australia, a couple of Impulse's 717s had the following registratons:VH-SMH (Sydney Morning Herald) and VH-AFR (Australian Financial Review), as well as VH-LAX (Los Angeles). Impulse originally delivered newspapers. A couple of Impulse's Beech 1900D were in a special livery for the Newcastle Knights Rugby League team, registered VH-NKN and VH-NTL (NTL being the code for Newcastle).

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RE: Method To Aer Lingus A330 Reg's?

Fri Feb 21, 2003 4:57 pm

I believe seeing EI-SNN also
EI-SNN would have made sense to me. But for any reason it was not EI-SNN but EI-SHN, I don't know why.
 
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RE: Method To Aer Lingus A330 Reg's?

Fri Feb 21, 2003 5:34 pm

Yeah, here at LAX, we almost always get EI-LAX about 80% of the time. The other 15% would be EI-DAA and the remaining 5% are the others. I had noticed the EI-LAX registration, but never knew about -EWR or -JFK. Cool!
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RE: Method To Aer Lingus A330 Reg's?

Fri Feb 21, 2003 8:52 pm

EI-BOS would have been a natural, but that registration had already been taken. I have been on EI-DUB (St. Patrick), EI-ORD (St. Maeve), and EI-SHN (St. Flannan)...all on flights to or from Boston.

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RE: Method To Aer Lingus A330 Reg's?

Fri Feb 21, 2003 9:17 pm

Virgin Atlantic did the same thing with their old B742 IIRC, Thay had G-VMIA and others.

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RE: Method To Aer Lingus A330 Reg's?

Fri Feb 21, 2003 9:52 pm

VS had or have

V-ATL (atlantic angel)
V-BIG
V-AIR
V-BUS
VAST
V-FAB Lady Penelope
V-FAR
V-GAL (jersey girl)
V-HOL
V-HOT
V-LIP (Hot lips)
V-SEA
V-SKY
V-WOW
V-XLG
V-PUF (high as a kite - draw your own colclusions there Big grin)

and some more...but the best ever...?

BA DC-10 - G-DCIO - now thats a reg and a half!

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RE: Method To Aer Lingus A330 Reg's?

Fri Feb 21, 2003 11:10 pm

Talking of these, anyone know the methods behind Airtours/MyTravels strange registrations. All their aircraft just seem to have strange reg's with no pattern really. I could undertsand if they were in-sequence reg's, thats to save money, but they're not. Examples:

Boeing 757 G-WJAN
Boeing 757 G-RJGR
Airbus 320 G-YJBM
DC-10 G-TDTW

Just to name a few..........

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RE: Method To Aer Lingus A330 Reg's?

Fri Feb 21, 2003 11:15 pm

Talking about strange registrations: Does anybody know reason for BA's 777 G-RAES?
 
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RE: Method To Aer Lingus A330 Reg's?

Fri Feb 21, 2003 11:21 pm

In 1958, TWA had furloughed me, and I was out of work. Seaboard and Western had just gotten a contract to fly 4 of their Connies for Aer Lingus for a year. The planes were painted in Aer Lingus colors, and the cabin teams were Aer Lingus, but the pilots were from S&W.

My TWA Connie experience got me hired, and I had a job for at least another year.

The Connies were given the names of Irish Saints. I remember The Patrick, The Brigid, The Brendan, and The Malachy.

I met an Irish lass in Dublin, and married her in 1959. We are married 43 years now. We had Irish Quintuplets - 5 children borabout n a year apart, plus one more a few years later.

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RE: Method To Aer Lingus A330 Reg's?

Fri Feb 21, 2003 11:30 pm

MYT's registrations are the initials od staff high up in the company. I remember reading it in airliner world decoding it and mentioning which registration is for who.
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RE: Method To Aer Lingus A330 Reg's?

Fri Feb 21, 2003 11:51 pm

Ndbele

It's short for the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Other BA things: the new batch of A319s/A320a are G-EUxx, the old ones are BUSx. Some 747s are BYGx aren't they and others are CIVx, IV being 4 in Roman numerals.

Dan Air used to have G-ILFC...can't quite work out who they leased it from, and bmi/bmibaby 737 G-ECAS is on a similar theme and a couple more examples of self-indulgence being Stelios Haji-Iannou of easyJet (G-OSLH) and Sir Micheal Bishop of bmi (G-SMDB)

Edited to get RAeS correctly identified!

David

[Edited 2003-02-21 15:59:33]
 
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RE: Method To Aer Lingus A330 Reg's?

Fri Feb 21, 2003 11:54 pm

G-RAES?
Alex,
it stands for Royal Aviation (Engineering?)Society I think.
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RE: Method To Aer Lingus A330 Reg's?

Sat Feb 22, 2003 2:14 am

VS had,

G-VJFK
G-VLAX
G-VMIA
G-VPUF
G-VXLG
G-VHOT
G-VLIP


Also G-RAES is Royal Aviation and Engineering Society.
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