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EI Registration On Italian Acft

Sat Jun 09, 2007 5:56 pm

Hi all,

I was wondering why many Italian airines have EI registered aircraft, for example Air One, Blue Panorama and even some Alitalia T7 's. All these aircraft are leased, but not from the same lessor though. So why is it that they retain an Irish registration and that this, afaik, does not happen in other countrys?

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RE: EI Registration On Italian Acft

Sat Jun 09, 2007 6:12 pm

In Italy, it is required that the aircraft bear the regestration from the country in which they are legally owned. This is not the case in other European countries.

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RE: EI Registration On Italian Acft

Sat Jun 09, 2007 7:46 pm

they are leased from an Irish company
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RE: EI Registration On Italian Acft

Sat Jun 09, 2007 10:33 pm

Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 2):
they are leased from an Irish company

Corrent, many leasing companys are registered in Ireland. Aeroflot is another airline with 'EI-XXX' registered planes.
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RE: EI Registration On Italian Acft

Sat Jun 09, 2007 11:31 pm

Has been discussed on multiple occasions:
Why This AZ 777 Got Irish Reg? (by EZYAirbus Oct 15 2004 in Civil Aviation) Irish Registered Aircraft Operating In Italy (by CKT789 Oct 6 2003 in Civil Aviation) Alitalia's EI-DBK 777 (by KCMike May 15 2005 in Civil Aviation) Alitalia - Why EI Regies? (by RicardoFG Sep 24 2006 in Civil Aviation) EI Registered Italian Aircraft Question (by Bmi Jan 3 2005 in Civil Aviation) Why Are Many AZ Aircraft Registered "Irish" (by RootsAir Feb 20 2005 in Civil Aviation) Alitalia Express - Irish ERJ's (by Varig_dc10 Mar 10 2007 in Civil Aviation)

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