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Airliner Namesakes

Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:47 am

In the tradition of the old and, new Pan Am Clippers; who (airlines, that is) still actively christen airliners today? I know; Iberia, Alitalia, and Virgin does....any US carrier?
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RE: Airliner Namesakes

Tue Jun 12, 2007 9:21 pm

Jetblue names each of their planes related to the blue color...
 
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RE: Airliner Namesakes

Tue Jun 12, 2007 10:02 pm

KLM still does

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RE: Airliner Namesakes

Wed Jun 13, 2007 5:29 am

Quoting Arecibo (Thread starter):
christen airliners today?

Most of the SAS airplanes are NAMED after people that were around before Christianity arrived here.

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RE: Airliner Namesakes

Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:38 am

LH aircraft are named for cities and towns in Germany. I believe the only exception is the following A340-300 which is named "Gander Halifax" to commemorate the many flights diverted there on September 11, 2001.


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LX aircraft were recently named for Swiss mountains or the highest point in each of the 26 Swiss cantons (states/provinces), but they are now renaming them for Swiss cities and towns, which was also Swissair's practice if I recall correctly. The ex-AC A340-300 recently delivered to LX made a special stop in BSL where there was a ceremony to unveil it's new name "Basel". They also had a similar ceremony in GVA a couple of months ago when they renamed one of their A330-200s "Geneve".
 
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RE: Airliner Namesakes

Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:52 am

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 4):
LH aircraft are named for cities and towns in Germany. I believe the only exception is the following A340-300 which is named "Gander Halifax" to commemorate the many flights diverted there on September 11, 2001.

LCAG also named their aircraft once, although that happened only with the 747s. The 747s used to have names such as "Shanghai", "Africa" or "New York". I presume they named them after places where LCAG flies.
 
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RE: Airliner Namesakes

Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:40 am

Quite a surprising number of American airlines name at least some of their fleet. Here is 'Spirit of Alaska' operated by AS and 'Knapaka'a' operated by AQ:

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and 'Sam E Ashmore' of CO and 'Bluebonnet' of DL:

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Then there are 'Jakob' flown by FX and 'Palila' of HA:

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as well as 'The Great Cities of North Bend Coos Bay' operated by QX and 'If the blue fits' by B6

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Then there is 'Spirit of Long Beach' operated by PO and 'The Rollin W King' belonging to WN.

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Finally there is 'Spirit of Turks and Cocos Islands' which is a pretty unexpected name for an aircraft operated by NK:

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RE: Airliner Namesakes

Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:56 am

F9 of course . . . gotta creature on every tail . . .
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RE: Airliner Namesakes

Wed Jun 13, 2007 4:39 pm

OS still does. There are actually several aircrafts with the same name in their fleet after the merger of VO and NG into the OS fleet.

The last 777 was named " Spirit of Austria"


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RE: Airliner Namesakes

Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:48 pm

Of course Delta has
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RE: Airliner Namesakes

Tue Jun 19, 2007 9:45 pm

Qantas now names aircraft after Australian cities and towns. however their 737-400 fleet kept their bird species names from TAA/Australian Airlines they also used to have 737-300's with motivational names ie. Intrepid, Daring, Gallant etc.

Virgin Blue has creative names similar to Jetblue ie. Smoochy Maroochy, Virginia Blue, Darwin Diva, Victoria Vixen etc.





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