|Quoting FL370 (Thread starter):|
how do airlines keep track of what plane is in service?
|Quoting Falstaff (Reply 9):|
Speaking of registrations how does that work. I have noticed that many, if not all NWA DC-9s have registration numbers from their previous owners; such as Republic, Hughes, Southern, etc. How can these planes keep their numbers over the years, is that because at one time or another those planes were registered to a company that was a predecessor to NWA. I have also flown on one with a registration going back to Eastern, so how did that work?
I have a lithograph of Ozark DC-9-34LR N927L. It flew with that same number with TWA, which I would assume is because TWA bought Ozark. However that plane later flew with Dinar with the same number. How did that work?
|Quoting SpeedbirdEGJJ (Reply 4):|
It does vary by airline...
In addition to the Olympic method shown above we have some little quirks with our fleet
Eg G-ZZZ. on the T7's (a play on the fact ZZZ looks like 777)
G-VII also on the T7's (VII been the roman numeral for 7 )
G-CIV on the 744's (IV been the rn for 4)
G-BYG. also on the 744's (self explanitory 'BIG')
|Quoting Aerofede (Reply 6):|
Here in Italy you are free to choose the letters of the reg. so everyone can have its own name, but no bad words are permitted
|Quoting Olympus69 (Reply 13):|
The registrars may know some English bad words now. But a saw a photo of a sailplane 40 years ago that was registered I-F followed by U, followed by C, followed by K. I hope that will keep the moderators happy.