vv701
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Help With Swiss International Aircraft Names

Sun Jun 04, 2006 11:16 pm

Many listings attribute names to individual aircraft operated by LX. For example 320 HB-IJO is said to be 'Grisset 2721m' and 321 HB-IOK is said to be 'Les Sommetres 1079m'. But I have never seen a name on any of their aircraft amongst my own or on A-net photos:

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Are these names correct? If they are, do they appear in the aircraft cabins but not on the fuselage of the aircraft?
 
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RE: Help With Swiss International Aircraft Names

Sun Jun 04, 2006 11:27 pm

The names may appear on the inside of the cabins only. In the old Swissair days the time tables also listed the names of the aircraft next to each layout. I have several LX timetables with the seating arrangements for their aircraft but the names are no longer listed.
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RE: Help With Swiss International Aircraft Names

Sun Jun 04, 2006 11:35 pm

VV701-Basically what Cgnnrw said-I have a lot of timetables. Maybe there are names, but I sure have not heard about that. I believe that they do not maintain names anymore. (I'm not positive; I am guessing.).  Smile  Smile  Smile  Smile  Smile  Smile  Smile
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RE: Help With Swiss International Aircraft Names

Mon Jun 05, 2006 3:55 am

The name of the aircraft is to be found on the fuselage on the right side of door 1L. This allows passengers to read the aircraft's name during boarding.

If you check the right picture - the A321 - above on a large scale, then you will find the name of the aircraft between the outlining of door 1L and the very first window. The letters are in a light grey and they are quite small, therefore it's not easy to see the name.

And yes, each aircraft still has its name.
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RE: Help With Swiss International Aircraft Names

Mon Jun 05, 2006 4:00 am

Quoting VV701 (Thread starter):
Many listings attribute names to individual aircraft operated by LX. For example 320 HB-IJO is said to be 'Grisset 2721m' and 321 HB-IOK is said to be 'Les Sommetres 1079m'. But I have never seen a name on any of their aircraft amongst my own or on A-net photos

As indicated by others, the names are official as they are listed by Swiss themselves. I have never been able to see them myself, however they were supposed to be painted in tiny small letters between the front door and the first window.
Try this picture:
http://www.airliners.net/open.file?i...38&prev_id=0913110&next_id=0911995
 
vv701
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RE: Help With Swiss International Aircraft Names

Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:53 am

Thank you vey much SR100 and Breiz.
 
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RE: Help With Swiss International Aircraft Names

Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:17 pm

Quoting VV701 (Thread starter):
Are these names correct? If they are, do they appear in the aircraft cabins but not on the fuselage of the aircraft?

Hi VV701

Yes correct, you can find all names here:
http://airfleets.net/flottecie/Swiss%20International%20Airlines.htm

The names are, as SR100 Breiz said on the door. It depends on which aircraft (A32x and A330 with 2 class config) got it on 1L and A340 and 330 with 3 class config got it in 2L. Here's a picture of the tiny name:
http://www.lucienschranz.com/doorname.jpg

If you miss the reg of the aircraft, you can look after the name  Smile
per example:
The Aircraft on the picture is named "Jungfrau", just go online to airfleets.net, search after Swiss A330, there you can see:
275 330-223 31/03/2002 HB-IQG Named Jungfrau

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RE: Help With Swiss International Aircraft Names

Mon Jun 05, 2006 11:01 pm

Quoting LXLucien (Reply 6):
It depends on which aircraft (A32x and A330 with 2 class config) got it on 1L and A340 and 330 with 3 class config got it in 2L. Here's a picture of the tiny name:

That explains why I have not been able to spot the names on the A340s. Was looking at the wrong place  Smile
Thanks for the close-up picture.
 
vv701
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RE: Help With Swiss International Aircraft Names

Tue Jun 06, 2006 1:43 am

Ahhh! Thanks LXLucien. Mystery solved.

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