guth
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Aircraft Model Designations

Sat Jun 10, 2006 4:47 am

Hi

I know that when planes that are the same major model, but have subtle differences, they are given slightly different designations. For instance, WestJet has both 737-76N's and 737-7CT's. Is there any place that lists the differences between these and other slightly different models?

Thanks,
Adam
 
RichardPrice
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RE: Aircraft Model Designations

Sat Jun 10, 2006 4:59 am

Generally the 737-7XX means 'version 7 owned by customer XX', in this case GE Capital Aviation (GECAS) (6N) and WestJet Airlines (CT).

http://www.aerospaceweb.org/question/planes/q0048.shtml
 
grantcv
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RE: Aircraft Model Designations

Sat Jun 10, 2006 5:41 am

Quoting RichardPrice (Reply 1):
Generally the 737-7XX means 'version 7 owned by customer XX', in this case GE Capital Aviation (GECAS) (6N) and WestJet Airlines (CT).

Um, the XX refers to the airline/leasing firm that the plane was built for rather than the current owner.
 
guth
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RE: Aircraft Model Designations

Sat Jun 10, 2006 9:54 am

Ah I see! Thanks for the link. Does Airbus do something similar?

Adam