jran225
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Do Aircraft Still Carry EA Registration Numbers?

Mon May 03, 2004 12:25 am

Hey guys,

just a little question that I had. Yesterday I saw Champion Air 722 (N817EA) at KDCA. I have noticed that many 727s still carry registration numbers ending with EA. Does this mean that they previously belonged to Eastern Airlines and if so, why weren't they re-registered?


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JPZ1991
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RE: Do Aircraft Still Carry EA Registration Numbers?

Mon May 03, 2004 12:28 am

Just did a search of N817EA, looks like it was with Eastern and Northwest too.
 
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RE: Do Aircraft Still Carry EA Registration Numbers?

Mon May 03, 2004 12:31 am

The registration mark doesn't belong to the airline - it's simply the identification mark that is applied to an aircraft. Whilst some airlines will re-register airraft when they buy them there is no legal requirement for them to do so. The registration mark is simply assigned to the new owner.
 
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RE: Do Aircraft Still Carry EA Registration Numbers?

Mon May 03, 2004 12:39 am

Sometimes, an airline needs an a/c in service ASAP, and instead of reregistering an a/c, they just transfer the a/c's current registration to the new operator. Or in some cases, they're too cheap to reregister and put a new registration on the a/c. Delta had a few 727s that still had their Eastern registration, and they right now have four ex-TZ 757s that still retain their old TZ registrations. Northwest still has a/c that retain their original Republic, North Central or Southern registrations. US Airways had a number of DC-9s that still had their Allegheny registration (the old Vista Jet registrations ending in VJ).
 
gr8slvrflt
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RE: Do Aircraft Still Carry EA Registration Numbers?

Mon May 03, 2004 12:45 am

Yep. Northwest apparently does not re-register used aircraft. Their DC-9-30s registered N8900E-N8990E are all ex-Eastern. The DC-9-50s have a N401EA-N421EA series. Beware, however, a DC-9-10 or -30 with a registration ending in EA is NOT former Eastern (many are former Emerald). Many charter outfits do not re-register either and there are many ex-EA 727s still with Eastern numbers (N88XXE or N8XXEA).
I work for Southwest, but the views expressed are my own and do not necessarily represent those of Southwest.
 
jran225
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RE: Do Aircraft Still Carry EA Registration Numbers?

Mon May 03, 2004 12:45 am

Thanks for all the info guys! Smile
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RE: Do Aircraft Still Carry EA Registration Numbers?

Mon May 03, 2004 1:45 am


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