ovelix
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When CX Changed Registration Letters?

Fri Feb 09, 2001 12:53 am

Correct me if I am wrong

The A330-342 cn 071 was the first ever A330-300 and was delivered to Cathay Pacific in March 1995. Before that, it was demonstrated at Farnborough Air Show 1994 as F-WWKU. After delivery it received the VR-HLA registration but today flies as B-HLA.
Has CX changed the letters???

Trivia: The cn 071 A330 is the most popular A330 photo at airliners.net (Purple Rain at checkerboard approach)
 
B-HOP
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RE: When CX Changed Registration Letters?

Fri Feb 09, 2001 12:55 am

After 1997 changeover, they are allowed 6 months to carried out the operation, chaning from VR-H to B-H
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ovelix
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RE: When CX Changed Registration Letters?

Fri Feb 09, 2001 1:10 am

That means that the VR-H was the "colonial" registration (British) and the B-H is the chinese???

OK, got it. Thanks
 
svenvdm
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RE: When CX Changed Registration Letters?

Fri Feb 09, 2001 3:38 am

Yes, that's right. But B-H is actually Hong Kong chinese wheras B-XXXX (X being numbers) is mainland chinese (as well as taiwanese I think).

Sven
 
LJ
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RE: When CX Changed Registration Letters?

Fri Feb 09, 2001 3:57 am

Didn't China ordered Hong Kong to change to B-H** because China wants to use VR-*** registrations in future (if they run out of B- registrations )? Note that not only VR-H** changed but also VR-B** and other VR-*** registrations (they changed into VP-***). The VR-A** thru VR-Q** series have been allocated to China as of 1st July 1997. The reason why Hong Kong had to change is that at present China still has B- registrations left.

Yes B-XXXXX is used by Taiwan and Macau uses B-M**.

Regards
Laurens Jansssen
 
Red Panda
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RE: When CX Changed Registration Letters?

Fri Feb 09, 2001 8:39 am

wow, is it really that political? I've never thought there are meaning in those reg. no. can someone herer tell more about it?

regards,
R panda
 
ovelix
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RE: When CX Changed Registration Letters?

Fri Feb 09, 2001 5:33 pm

Red Panda

Registration letters/numbers are something like your car's license plates. They are unique (no two planes have the same reg) and every country has its own prefix. N-XXXXXX is usually US. SX-BEG is Greek. (SX is the prefix). F-WWKU is French ("F" is the prefix).

That means that every plane you see with reg SX prefix is always Greek. Every plane with B is Chinese.

Hope that helped

Kostas
 
Red Panda
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RE: When CX Changed Registration Letters?

Fri Feb 09, 2001 5:41 pm

thx for the info.
but is there any obligations for the airlines to use B-XXXX if they are based on China?

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R Panda
 
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RE: When CX Changed Registration Letters?

Fri Feb 09, 2001 7:14 pm

I thought VR- registration is for British colonies.
 
Notarzt
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RE: When CX Changed Registration Letters?

Fri Feb 09, 2001 9:00 pm

Laurens,

>Didn't China ordered Hong Kong to change to B-H**
>because China wants to use VR-*** registrations in
>future (if they run out of B- registrations )?

While I am not sure about the "reservation" of all VR-*** regs. for China, I can confirm that all British Colony countries' VR-*** regs. were changed to VP-*** (e.g. Cayman Islands: from VR-C** to VP-C**) two years ago.

Daniel

 
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Red Panda

Fri Feb 09, 2001 11:36 pm

Don't think so.

China Southern has a B737 reg. N999CZ. It should be on lease.