|Quoting 757MDE (Reply 6):|
So it's like the analog to the Colombian "X"
Venezuela civil aviation directorate changed, effective January 1975, its system of registering aircraft. Many of you may recall the typical "YV-C-VIA
" for instance of Viasa's first Convair-88022M. To make things more orderly, a number was subsituted after the YV
-prefix followed by any of the following letters:
C: Commercial (intended for public service)
: Commercial but for private service only (like a company plane)
E: For training from the Spanish "Escuela"
There was never a T considered then.
With so many aircraft leased, (like occurred with VIASA's 1 DC-10 which, for many years until it was finally totally paid, flew as PH
-DTG) it has become apparent that it is necessary to have them with a Venezuelan "Temporary" registration pending either full purchase or else, a return to the lessor.
So, to address the issue, yes T is analogous to the Colombian "X" suffix in use since the early 70 when Avianca began a fleet procurement plan with leased aeroplanes.
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