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Why Was This SQ Plane Registered In The US?

Mon Jun 20, 2005 4:02 am

I was looking through some old photos, and I ran across this one of an SQ 743 at the old Hong Kong Kai Tak aiport.


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What I found odd about it was that the plane is registered in the US, with an N number, instead of the usual 9V- number on all other planes registered in Singapore. Why was this like this?

BTW This plane was later given to SAA and repainted in the famous Ndizani livery.


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RE: Why Was This SQ Plane Registered In The US?

Mon Jun 20, 2005 4:09 am

Becuase it is leased. The leasing company int the US owns the airplane so it registered in the US.

There are hundreds of foreign carriers with N numbers, and Many US carriers with foreign registrations.
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RE: Why Was This SQ Plane Registered In The US?

Mon Jun 20, 2005 4:14 am

Guess that makes sense then.

Many US carriers with foreign registrations

Do you have any examples of this?

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RE: Why Was This SQ Plane Registered In The US?

Mon Jun 20, 2005 4:35 am

You can see in the Photo seach more than a few carriers with EI (irish registrations)

I can rememebr seeing some Apple vacation 737-300 and a DL 737-300 with EI registrations there is a thread for it but I can't find it.
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RE: Why Was This SQ Plane Registered In The US?

Mon Jun 20, 2005 4:37 am

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 2):
Many US carriers with foreign registrations

Do you have any examples of this?

F9 had an Irish Registered 733:

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FL had an Irish Registered 732:

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TWA's "Wings of Pride" MD-80 once carried an Irish Registration:

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RE: Why Was This SQ Plane Registered In The US?

Mon Jun 20, 2005 4:43 am

That's pretty interesting, thanks for the photos. Is there any reason that most of them are Irish registered? Is there are a big leasing company in Ireland that they use?

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RE: Why Was This SQ Plane Registered In The US?

Mon Jun 20, 2005 5:09 am

GECAS has their European division based in Ireland. Guinness Peat was another one (I believe they no longer are involved in a/c leasing) and Pembroke Capital is another Irish-based leasing firms. And some further examples of US airlines with Irish registered a/c:

CO:

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HA:

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Photo © JetPix



Air South:

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Braniff:

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Delta:

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HP:

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Photo © Frank C. Duarte Jr.



Western:

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US Airways Express:

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RE: Why Was This SQ Plane Registered In The US?

Mon Jun 20, 2005 5:15 am

Thanks so much for all your work with those examples! Guess you learn something new every day.  bigthumbsup 

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RE: Why Was This SQ Plane Registered In The US?

Mon Jun 20, 2005 7:44 am

Actually most if not all of SQ's B743 Fleet was N registered for most of their
flying career with them. It wasnt until the B744 came on that the reggos
for the B743 started to revert to the Singaporean ledger.
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RE: Why Was This SQ Plane Registered In The US?

Mon Jun 20, 2005 9:54 am

I wonder since most of the Aeroflot 767-300 are Bermuda Registry since its VP
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