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N Number On The Wing?

Wed Mar 16, 2005 11:07 am

I was just wondering I noticed that Alitalia puts the N Numbers of there Aircraft on the wings of there aircraft. I also noticed a Italian Gulfstream with this as well, this is the first time I have ever seen a Gulfstream with the N-Number printed under the wing of the aircraft. Is this some type of mandatory law for an aircraft registered in Italy or is it just preference?
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RE: N Number On The Wing?

Wed Mar 16, 2005 11:15 am

Quoting NightFlier (Thread starter):
I also noticed a Italian Gulfstream with this as well, this is the first time I have ever seen a Gulfstream with the N-Number printed under the wing of the aircraft

If it had an N number, it was American, not Italian. Italian planes would have I numbers.

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RE: N Number On The Wing?

Wed Mar 16, 2005 11:21 am

Soryy Harry I number, sometimes I type faster then I can think,  banghead 
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RE: N Number On The Wing?

Wed Mar 16, 2005 11:29 am

As far as I know, Italian aircraft registration do not contain "numbers". If I'm wrong, somebody correct me. As for the reason why its placed under the wing, I would guess if an aircraft flies over your head low enough, you can just look up and see the registration. It would make someone identify an aircraft somewhat easier. Once again, I stand to be corrected.
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RE: N Number On The Wing?

Wed Mar 16, 2005 11:30 am

I believe it depends on a particular country. In Europe all aircraft are required to have a registration number visibly displayed on fuselage/empennage and wings. In the US it is required to have it displayed only on the fuselage.

I know old 80s JAL scheme displayed both civil and military designations on their planes - I wonder if it is still in effect.
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RE: N Number On The Wing?

Wed Mar 16, 2005 11:39 am

LimaFoxTango I notice that as well the aircraft I saw had no numbers in the registration.

BlueSky1976 The registration on this particular aircraft was on the cowling of the engine and underneath the left wing.

Thank you for the input. NF
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RE: N Number On The Wing?

Wed Mar 16, 2005 11:55 am


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