VH-OJO
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BA 777 Reg G-RAES

Sat Mar 10, 2001 1:35 pm

This has been bugging me for quite some time. Does anyone know the reason behind such an akward registration on that BA 777-236ER ? I mean there is the G-ZZZx series registration for medium range GE powered aircraft, followed by the G-VIIx series for the GE powered ER versions and finally the newest G-YMMx series for the RR TRENT powered ER versions. But what what about G-RAES ? Is this plane in any way special or different from the rest of the fleet ? Any BA insiders here ? Please enlighten me because I can find no logical explanation.
 
n949wp
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RE: BA 777 Reg G-RAES

Sat Mar 10, 2001 3:38 pm

I believe that aircraft was registered in honor of the Royal Aeronautical Engineering Society (did I get the name right?), hence the "RAES" acronym.

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RE: BA 777 Reg G-RAES

Sat Mar 10, 2001 3:46 pm

That is spot on !!
 
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RE: BA 777 Reg G-RAES

Sat Mar 10, 2001 4:08 pm

guys,

what about BA's 777 IGW's? What are thier registrations?

Hl  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
VH-OJO
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RE: BA 777 Reg G-RAES

Sat Mar 10, 2001 10:15 pm

Thank you N949WP. It does make sense to me now.

To HL: The registrations for the IGWs are as follows:

G-VIIA to VIIY for the GE versions
G-YMMA to YMMJ for the RR TRENT versions

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RE: BA 777 Reg G-RAES

Sun Mar 11, 2001 12:16 am

The 'VII' series is in keeping with the Roman numeral '7'. The 'YMM' series is in keeping with the roman numeral for the year 2000, when these planes were all delivered. I've been on G-VIIG twice, once from Boston to London and again from London to Boston. I've been on G-YMMC from Boston to London and G-VIIU from London to Boston.
 
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RE: BA 777 Reg G-RAES

Sun Mar 11, 2001 1:16 am

G-RAES was the 8th 777-200ER (at the time IGW) delivered to BA on the 14th of June 1997. It was painted in the Deftblue Daybreak scheme and appeared at the Paris Air Show that year!

P.S. For anyone that is really intereste in British Airways, buy the book "British Airways, Its Histroy, Aircraft and Liveries" by Keith Gaskell.
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