HPRamper
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Help Me Identify This Aircraft At PDX

Fri Sep 09, 2005 2:22 am

For over a month now I've noticed a 737 (either -100 or -200, I can't tell from the road) parked in back of the Flightcraft business aviation area at PDX and not far from United Cargo. I have no idea if it leaves the airport on a regular basis since I'm only there in the morning, but it is there almost every morning very predictably. It is all white with a dark blue tail and no other markings, no company logo or name, I believe the tail number is N746AP. Unmarked planes at PDX come by occasionally but I figured a 737 is a little big for a GA or business traveler, unless you're Paul Allen in your 767. Anyone know anything about it?

Also, how do you track down this sort of information? All I know about it Flytecomm but it isn't very detailed, often sketchy on information and only lists regularly scheduled commercial flights...for the most part.

Thx
 
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RE: Help Me Identify This Aircraft At PDX

Fri Sep 09, 2005 2:38 am

N746AP is a 737-281 (c/n 21770), that may have been from WestJet. Others with the reg N74_AP have been either leased or sold to airlines in Indonesia and other in the market for 2nd-hand jets. 746 may be awaiting its next assignment.
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rampkontroler
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RE: Help Me Identify This Aircraft At PDX

Fri Sep 09, 2005 2:42 am

Well, a Google search for a registration number is one way...the registration you provided came up with this from the FAA database:


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FAA Registry
N-Number Inquiry Results


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N746AP is Assigned


Assigned/Registered Aircraft

Aircraft Description

Serial Number 21770 Type Registration Corporation
Manufacturer Name BOEING Certificate Issue Date 09/02/2005
Model 737-281 Status Valid
Type Aircraft Fixed Wing Multi-Engine Type Engine Turbo-Jet
Pending Number Change None Dealer No
Date Change Authorized None Mode S Code 52404342
MFR Year None Fractional Owner NO


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Registered Owner

Name WELLS FARGO BANK NORTHWEST NA TRUSTEE
Street 299 S MAIN ST 12TH FL
MAC U1228-120
City SALT LAKE CITY State UTAH Zip Code 84111
County SALT LAKE
Country UNITED STATES


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So, this at least confirms that your registration number does indeed match that of a 737. Then I took the aircraft type and serial number and entered it into another Google search to come up with this:


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And from this, you can go just about anywhere!

There's all sorts of databases to work with, but mostly I use Google, because it will connect to a lot of the major databases.
 
N774UA
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RE: Help Me Identify This Aircraft At PDX

Fri Sep 09, 2005 2:44 am

Hello,

the plane is former C-FAWJ from Westjet. There was a topic about it (I think) a while ago. If memory serves me well it is bound for a new eastcoast based carrier.

When searching American regs, this can be a useful link. In the case of this plane it stops at the leasing company; Wells Fargo.

http://162.58.35.241/acdatabase/NNum_inquiry.asp

regards
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N774UA
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RE: Help Me Identify This Aircraft At PDX

Fri Sep 09, 2005 2:46 am

Ok,

I was't typing fast enough. Big grin Big grin

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RE: Help Me Identify This Aircraft At PDX

Fri Sep 09, 2005 7:52 am

Great, thanks! Now I can sleep at night..er, day.

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