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N Numbers Ending In "sk"

Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:02 pm

This might be a silly question, but why do both SkyWest and Chautauqua register their aircraft with N numbers ending in SK?


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RE: N Numbers Ending In "sk"

Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:11 pm

Quoting flyerboyek (Thread starter):
why do both SkyWest and Chautauqua register their aircraft with N numbers ending in SK?

Because they want to. Airlines may have tons of different suffixes in their fleet and when buying used planes some keep the old registrations and some re-register. It's really just whatever they want.
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RE: N Numbers Ending In "sk"

Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:18 pm

Quoting flyerboyek (Thread starter):
This might be a silly question, but why do both SkyWest and Chautauqua register their aircraft with N numbers ending in SK?

A complete guess on my part but SkyWest's NASDEQ symbol is SKYW.

But, as BMI says, it could be for any number of reasons.
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RE: N Numbers Ending In "sk"

Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:34 pm

Same thing happens with some Skywest and Southwest (both end in SW):


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RE: N Numbers Ending In "sk"

Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:55 am

As well as Delta (Northwest) and US Airways both using "US":

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BTW, NW used the "US" suffix well before US Airways existed.

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RE: N Numbers Ending In "sk"

Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:27 am

Nothing against USAir mind you...
Would have suited me just fine to have NW continue the "US" registrations until the very end.
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RE: N Numbers Ending In "sk"

Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:32 pm

Quoting Yukon880 (Reply 5):
Would have suited me just fine to have NW continue the "US" registrations until the very end.

They did, didn't they? As far as I know, all the "US" regs at NW carried over to DL...
 
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RE: N Numbers Ending In "sk"

Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:24 pm

Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 6):
They did, didn't they? As far as I know, all the "US" regs at NW carried over to DL...

The existing ones did carry over, but NW stopped adding the US suffix to its new registrations sometime in the 1990s. The A319s, A330s, and 757-300s were delivered mostly with N***NW registrations.
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RE: N Numbers Ending In "sk"

Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:25 pm

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 3):
Same thing happens with some Skywest and Southwest (both end in SW):

With both Southwest and SkyWest registering blocks of SW suffixes, there was in essense, a scramble, for the remaining blocks of numbers. However, with the newer birds, Southwest suffixed WN and SkyWest suffixed SK, which has suited each other better, really. (SkyWest can't suffix OO since the letter O is not allowed in the last 2 digits of a registration.)
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RE: N Numbers Ending In "sk"

Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:09 pm

Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 8):
(SkyWest can't suffix OO since the letter O is not allowed in the last 2 digits of a registration.)

Of course they could just use five number registrations with "00" at the end.
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RE: N Numbers Ending In "sk"

Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:04 pm

Thanks for the great responses, everyone.

Quoting KGRB (Reply 7):
Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 6):
They did, didn't they? As far as I know, all the "US" regs at NW carried over to DL...

The existing ones did carry over, but NW stopped adding the US suffix to its new registrations sometime in the 1990s. The A319s, A330s, and 757-300s were delivered mostly with N***NW registrations.

I believe all of NW/DL's A319's are registered as N***NB.
 
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RE: N Numbers Ending In "sk"

Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:06 am

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 9):
Of course they could just use five number registrations with "00" at the end.

The 00 registrations have been popular with private pilots for their aircraft - with many used over the past 40-50 years.

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