CX747
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Virgin Atlantic's Aircraft & Names.

Sat Nov 18, 2000 4:33 am

I was wondering if someone knew all of 747 and A340 named aircraft that Virgin operates? I can give you the registrations.

747-200

G-VGIN
G-VIRG
G-VJFK
G-VLAX
G-VRUM
G-VCAT
G-VSSS
G-VZZZ
G-VIBE
G-VBEE
G-VPUF

747-400

G-VFAB
G-VHOT
G-VBIG
G-VTOP
G-VAST
G-VXLG

A340-300

G-VAEL
G-VAIR
G-VBUS
G-VELD
G-VFAR
G-VFLY
G-VHOL
G-VSEA
G-VSKY
G-VSUN
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ContinentalEWR
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RE: Virgin Atlantic's Aircraft & Names.

Sat Nov 18, 2000 4:51 am

The 747-400's are Ruby Tuesday, Lady Penelope, Tinker Belle, Tubular Belle,
Austin Powered, and Virginia Plain.

You can find the complete list at Virgin Atlantic's website. It's there. Some of
the A340 names are China Girl, Maiden Toulouse, Jetstreamer, Rainbow Lady,
Lady in Red, Diana, Maiden Tokyo.

ContinentalEWR
 
BostonBeau
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RE: Virgin Atlantic's Aircraft & Names.

Sat Nov 18, 2000 5:02 am

I always loved "Maiden Toulouse" (Made in Toulouse). Sir Richard has quite a sense of humour.
 
CX747
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RE: Virgin Atlantic's Aircraft & Names.

Sat Nov 18, 2000 5:43 am

Well, I did some digging (which I should have done in the first place). Here are all the aircraft and their names, along with the year that they began flying for Virgin.

B747-200

G-VIRG "Maiden Voyager" 1984
G-VGIN "Scarlet Lady" 1986
G-VJFK "Boston Belle" 1991
G-VLAX "California Girl" 1991
G-VRUM "Calypso Queen" 1998
G-VCAT "Wild Thing" 1998
G-VBEE "Honey Pie" 1999
G-VZZZ "Moring Glory" 1999
G-VIBE "Dancing Queen" 1999
G-VPUF "High as a Kite" 2000
G-VSSS "Island Lady" 2000

B747-400

G-VFAB "Lady Penelope" 1994
G-VHOT "Tubular Belle" 1994
G-VBIG "Tinker Belle" 1996
G-VTOP "Virginia Plain" 1997
G-VAST "Ladybird" 1997
G-VXLG "Ruby Tuesday" 1998

A340-300

G-VBUS "Lady in Red" 1993
G-VAEL "Maiden Tolouse" 1994
G-VSKY "China Girl" 1994
G-VFLY "Dragon Lady" 1994
G-VSUN "Rainbow Lady" 1996
G-VAIR "Maiden Tokyo" 1997
G-VSEA "Plain Sailing" 1997
G-VHOL "Jetstreamer" 1997
G-VELD "African Queen" 1998
G-VFAR "Diana" 1998

A320-200

G-OUZO "Spirit of Melina" 1995*
G-VMED "Mediterranean Maiden" 1999
G-VTAN "Sunshine Girl" 1999
G-VKID "Sundance Kid" 2000

A321-200

G-VATH "Hellenic Beauty" 2000
G-VKIS "Sunkissed Girl" 2000

* Was set to leave the fleet in March of 2000.


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JumboClassic
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RE: Virgin Atlantic's Aircraft & Names.

Sat Nov 18, 2000 5:50 am

Any idea how the 5 new 744s (the ones originally orderd by AZ) will be called/registered? Or is it too early to ask?
 
englandair
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RE: Virgin Atlantic's Aircraft & Names.

Sat Nov 18, 2000 5:55 am

It would be great if they had a competition for the normal people (i.e. us) to come up with names.

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