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Terminology Question

Wed Apr 25, 2001 4:36 am

What does the term "qualifier" mean with regards to "qualifier paint scheme"??

I am relatively new to the hobby of civil aviation and plane spotting and this term has me stumped! What is the plane qualifying for??


Adam H.
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RE: Terminology Question

Wed Apr 25, 2001 5:50 am

Qualifier is an alliance between a few airlines in Europe including Swissair and AOM. "Qualifier" is the same idea as "One World" (AA/BA/...) or "Star Alliance" (UA/LH/...)
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RE: Terminology Question

Wed Apr 25, 2001 5:53 am

"QUALIFLYER" refers to the alliance group that Swissair is a part of. The other members are as follows.

Tap AirPortugal, Sabena, Turkish, Air Littoral, Air Liberte, Crossair, AirEurope, LOT, Volare Airlines and Portugalia Airlines.

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RE: Terminology Question

Wed Apr 25, 2001 5:53 am

Qualiflyer is an alliance founded by Swissair and includes Sabena, TAP, THY, Air Liberte, Crossair, Air Littoral,, Air Europe, LOT and PGA Portugalia.

The Qualiflyer scheme is the scheme which has certain elements standardised on all Qualiflyer aircraft, the main one being a blue belly.
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RE: Terminology Question

Wed Apr 25, 2001 6:14 am

Somehow deleted Volare (note the double comma between Air Littoral and Air Europe).

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