N960AS
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How To Decode AA Fleet Numbers For Registration?

Thu Jun 17, 2004 10:17 am

Since I was twelve year old I've kept a list of the registration numbers of the planes I've flown on and I always write them down after the flight. However, this past year I've flown a lot more and had a lot less time and I used the DOT website to find out the plane's registration numbers; however, I almost always fly AA and many times they list AA planes by what I assume is their fleet numbers, such as N4XGAA is an MD80 I took to LGA in Feb?? Is there a site that lists fleets with these AA numbers and their standard N###AA reg.? I've mostly used the jetphotos database and it doesnt have them. There are about 6 planes I would like to look up.

Thanks so much
-jeff

ps- How come Trans States Airlines d/b/a AA Connection isn't listed on the DOT wesbite?

[Edited 2004-06-17 03:18:32]
 
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RE: How To Decode AA Fleet Numbers For Registratio

Thu Jun 17, 2004 11:46 am

AA fleet# 4XG is MD-83 N9620D, a former TWA bird. 4Tx, 4Ux, 4Wx, 4Xx, and 4Yx are all former TWA MD-80s.

Some of the original AA planes, well, at least the first hundred, have just numbers, eg 458, as their fleet numbers. When American bought Reno Air, those MD80s were given Rxx fleet numbers (the xx being the last two digits of the Reno Air tail number) and not fully integrated into the AA numbering system since there was never any real intention of keeping them.
 
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RE: How To Decode AA Fleet Numbers For Registration?

Fri Jun 18, 2004 10:55 am

Buy JP Airline-Fleets International, a book with all the world's airlines fleets and it includes interesting info like fleetnumber and names of airplanes. It's a bit expensive, around USD 70.00 but well worth it in my opinion. The new edition was just released a week ago so now is a good time to get it. You can get it from Airliners, Airways and BuchAIR.com and other retailers.

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RE: How To Decode AA Fleet Numbers For Registratio

Fri Jun 18, 2004 1:05 pm

Does anyone know what N4THAA, N726UW,N555AA,N391US. Mainly N4THAA, but still would like to know the final rego's.


Thanks,
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RE: How To Decode AA Fleet Numbers For Registratio

Sat Jun 19, 2004 2:52 am

Based on airline fleet numbers this is what I could come up with. The AA tails I know are right, as should be the US Airways 737. I am pretty sure about the A319 but not 100% definate.

N4THAA is an MD-82 N908TW in service with American.

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N726UW is an A319-112 with US Airways.

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N555AA is an MD-82 N555AN with American.

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N391US is a 737-3B7 in service with US Airways.

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RE: How To Decode AA Fleet Numbers For Registratio

Sat Jun 19, 2004 4:51 am

Thanks AS/QX, anyone know these?

MD80s: N4XRAA, N4UCTW, N4UDTW
738: N3CYAA
757s: N5FNAA, N5CKAA

thank you so much to anyone who does!

-J
 
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RE: How To Decode AA Fleet Numbers For Registratio

Sat Jun 19, 2004 6:23 am

MD-80:
N4XRAA - N9629H MD-83 (ex TWA)
N4UCTW - N955U MD-82 (ex TWA)
N4UDTW - N956U MD-82 (ex TWA)

737-800:
N3CYAA - N967AN

757-200:
N5FNAA - Can't id this one yet.
N5CKAA - N662AA
 
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RE: How To Decode AA Fleet Numbers For Registration?

Sat Jun 19, 2004 7:04 am

Even though the final update was December, 2002 you can still find a lot of these at Bill Harm's old website.

For instance if I want to know what plane N5FNAA is and I know that the plane is a Boeing 757, go to the 757 page at:

http://bird5.bird.ch/bharms/boeing/b757_t_0.htm

and then if you have a "find" button on your keyboard, look for the middle thee numbers (between the "n" and the "aa" ex: find "5FN" and it should scroll right down to the aircraft. N5FNAA is N174AA.

Based on the tail #'s that have been converted so far in this thread, I'm assuming if the number after the "N" is a "5" then it's a 757, if the number is a "3" it's a 737 and if it's a "4" it's a MD-80 or variant.

Hope that helps a little.

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