leftcoast8
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Past and present tail registration sequences for major global carriers

Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:35 pm

Sorry if this topic has been hashed to death already. These are some of the number sequences I know (the list is biased towards U.S., Canadian and European airlines; more specifically those carriers that have served YVR and SEA, the two closest airports to my location). What are some others?

United
N18xxU: DC-10
N47xxU: 747-100
N8xxxU: DC-8
N9xxxU: 737-200
N1xxUA: 747-400

Delta
N98xx: Domestic 747-100s (1970-1976)
N8xxDA: 777-200ER (delivered 1999-2000)
N7xxDN: 777-200LR (delivered 2008-2010)
N8xxDN: MD-11
NxxxMH: 767-400ER

Northwest
N2xxNW (with some exceptions): DC-10
N6xxUS: 747-400 (first procurement)
N67xNW: 747-400 (second procurement)
N8xxNW: A330-300

BA
G-BNLx-/G-CIVx-/G-BYGx-: 747-400
G-AWNx: BOAC 747-100
G-BDXx: 747-200 (plus G-HUGE)
G-XLEx-: A380
G-EUxx: A319
G-MEDx: BMED A321s

Air Canada
C-GAGx: 747-200 and 747-400 Combi
C-FIxx/C-FNxx: 777-200LR and 777-300ER
C-FMxx: 767-300ER (original AC 767s, transferred to Rouge)
C-GHxx: 767-300ER (leased from GECAS)

Lufthansa
D-ABVx/D-ABTx: 747-400 Combi and 747-400
D-ABYx: 747-200, recycled for 747-8i
D-ABZx: 747-200
D-AIGx: A340-300
D-AIHx: A340-600
 
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Re: Past and present tail registration sequences for major global carriers

Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:46 pm

Additional BA

G-YMMx: 777-200ER (RR)
G-RAEx/G-VIIx: 777-200ER (GE)
G-ZZZx: 777-200 (GE)
G-STBx: 777-300ER (GE, exclusive engine of the 77W)
G-ZBKx: 787-9 (RR)
G-ZBJx: 787-8 (RR)
 
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Re: Past and present tail registration sequences for major global carriers

Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:09 pm

Northwest
N2xxNW (with some exceptions): DC-10)



DC-10-30s were N2xxNW (N211NW + N220-244NW minus 222 & 231)

DC-10-40s were N1xxUS (N141-162US) as well as N1xxJC for two N1xxUS that were sold or leased out and operated by another company before coming back at NW

Lufthansa

D-ADxO DC-10(-30)

Continental

DC-10-10/10CF N68041-048/N68049-056

DC-10-30 Nxx060 to Nxx090

National

DC-10s NxxNA

Western

DC-10s N9xxWA + N821L

American

DC-10s N1xxAA
 
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Re: Past and present tail registration sequences for major global carriers

Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:57 pm

Goodness there have 1000's of them over the years .....
Flown - B707 727 737 747 757 767 777 787 A300 310 319 320 321 330 340 Concorde BAC111 TU154 VC10 F27 F28 F100 DC3 DC8 DC9 DC10 L1011 L188 DHC6 DHC7 DHC8 E135 E145 HS748 MD11 ST27 CV580 S340 ATR42 J31
 
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Re: Past and present tail registration sequences for major global carriers

Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:03 am

leftcoast8 wrote:
Sorry if this topic has been hashed to death already. These are some of the number sequences I know (the list is biased towards U.S., Canadian and European airlines; more specifically those carriers that have served YVR and SEA, the two closest airports to my location). What are some others?

United
N18xxU: DC-10
N47xxU: 747-100
N8xxxU: DC-8
N9xxxU: 737-200
N1xxUA: 747-400

Delta
N98xx: Domestic 747-100s (1970-1976)
N8xxDA: 777-200ER (delivered 1999-2000)
N7xxDN: 777-200LR (delivered 2008-2010)
N8xxDN: MD-11
NxxxMH: 767-400ER

Northwest
N2xxNW (with some exceptions): DC-10
N6xxUS: 747-400 (first procurement)
N67xNW: 747-400 (second procurement)
N8xxNW: A330-300

BA
G-BNLx-/G-CIVx-/G-BYGx-: 747-400
G-AWNx: BOAC 747-100
G-BDXx: 747-200 (plus G-HUGE)
G-XLEx-: A380
G-EUxx: A319
G-MEDx: BMED A321s

Air Canada
C-GAGx: 747-200 and 747-400 Combi
C-FIxx/C-FNxx: 777-200LR and 777-300ER
C-FMxx: 767-300ER (original AC 767s, transferred to Rouge)
C-GHxx: 767-300ER (leased from GECAS)

Lufthansa
D-ABVx/D-ABTx: 747-400 Combi and 747-400
D-ABYx: 747-200, recycled for 747-8i
D-ABZx: 747-200
D-AIGx: A340-300
D-AIHx: A340-600



BAs 320/321s also have G-EUxx only exceptions are the Gatwick 319/320s and the neo fleet
 
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Re: Past and present tail registration sequences for major global carriers

Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:03 am

Qatar Airways

a320 family
A7-AHx
A7-ADx
A7-LAx

a330
A7-ACx
A7-AEx

a340
A7-AGx

a350
A7-ALx
A7-AMx
A7-ANx

a380
A7-APx
 
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Re: Past and present tail registration sequences for major global carriers

Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:10 am

TG:
HS-TA* - A300B4-600R
HS-TB* - 737-200(Adv)/A330-343(Panasonic EX2 and inflight wifi equipped variant)
HS-TD* -737-400
HS-TE* - A330-321/A330-322/A330-323(HS-TEA - HS-TEL - PW Equipped) and A330-343
HS-TG* -DC-6/DC-8/DC-10-30/A300C4-203/747-200B/747-300/747-400
HS-TH* -A300B4-103/A350-941
HS-TI* - A310-204/A310-304
HS-TJ* - 777-200/777-200ER
HS-TK* - 777-300/777-300ER
HS-TL* - A340-500
HS-TM* - DC-10-30ER/MD-11
HS-TN* - A340-600
HS-TQ* -787-8
HS-TR*-ATR72-200
HS-TS*-Short 330-300
HS-TU* - A380-841
HS-TW* -787-9
HS-TX*-A320-200(Operated by WE)
Also, there's HS-TVA, which is a private jet(Maybe CL-650?) that was only operated in the 1990s.
 
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Re: Past and present tail registration sequences for major global carriers

Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:13 am

Malaysia Airlines

B738 - 9M-MX*, 9M-MS* (owned & leased but MH cabin spec), 9M-ML* (leased but not MH cabin spec)
A333 - 9M-MT*
A388 - 9M-MN*
A359 - 9M-MA*
AT72 - 9M-MW* (MASwings -200), 9M-MY* (MASwings -600), 9M-FY* (Firefly - 200), 9M-FI* (Firefly -600)

Past Aircraft
A300 - 9M-MH*
A332 & A333 - 9M-MK* (original A330), 9M-MU* (A332F)
B707 - 9M-MC*
B732 - 9M-AQ* (Original registration,), 9M-MB* (Re-registered)
B734 - 9M-ML* (Leased), 9M-MJ* (Leased), 9M-MM* (Owned), 9M-MQ* (Owned)
B735 - 9M-MF*
B742 - 9M-MH*
B743 - 9M-MH*
B744 - 9M-MH* (Combi), 9M-MP*
B772 - 9M-MR*
DC10 - 9M-MA*
F50 - 9M-MG*
MD11 - N2**WA (Leased from World Airways)
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Re: Past and present tail registration sequences for major global carriers

Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:23 am

Emirates:
330: A6-EAx
340: A6-ERx
380: A6-EDx, A6-EEx, A6-EOx, A6-EUx, A6-EVx
77L: A6-EWx
77W: A6-EBx, A6-ECx, A6-EGx, A6-EMx, A6-ENx, A6-EPx, A6-EQx
77F: A6-EFx

Etihad:
32S: A6-AEx, A6-EIx, A6-EJx
330: A6-EYx
340: A6-EHx
380: A6-APx
77W: A6-ETx
77F: A6-DDx
789: A6-BLx
78X: A6-BMx

Icelandair:
737MAX: TF-ICx
757: TF-FIx and TF-ISx (753: TF-xxX)
767: TF-ISx
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Re: Past and present tail registration sequences for major global carriers

Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:41 am

Royal Brunei Airlines:

Past Fleet
A319-100ceo and A320-200ceo- V8-RB*
B737-200/Adv- V8-UE*
B757-200/ER and B767-200A/ER- V8-RB*
B777-200ER- V8-BL*
F-50 and F-100- V8-RB* (Digit sequence)

Present Fleet
A320-200ceo and A320-200neo- V8-RB* (recycle previously used registrations on A319/A320/B757/B767)
B787- V8-DLA
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Re: Past and present tail registration sequences for major global carriers

Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:57 am

UA

737-500 - N9xxUA
737-300 - N3xxUA, N2xxUA
757-200 - N5xxUA
767-200/300/ER - N6xxUA
777-200/200ER - N7xxUA, N2xxUA
A319 - N8xxUA
A320 - N4xxUA

Like someone else mentioned, there hundreds of these if not thousands over the years on all carriers.

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Re: Past and present tail registration sequences for major global carriers

Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:57 am

Delta Past Fleet (1985-95)

Aircraft Type - Registration - Ship Number

Airbus A310-200 N8**PA S/N 0**
Airbus A310-300 N8**PA/N8**AB S/N 0**
DC-8 N13**L/N8**E S/N 8**
DC-9 N12**L/N3**L S/N 2**
DC-10 N9**WA S/N 7**
MD-88 N9**D*/N99*D* S/N 9**/90**
MD-90 N9**D* S/N 92**
MD-11 N8**D* S/N 8**
B737-200 N3**D* S/N 3**
B737-300 N3**WA S/N 2**
B727-200 N4**D*/N5**D*/N***W* S/N 4**/5**
B757-200 N6**D* S/N 6***
B767-200 N1**D* S/N 101-114
B767-300 N1**D* S/N 115+
B767-300ER N1**D* S/N 171+/1***
L1011-1/200/250 N7**D* S/N 7** EA S/N 78*+
L1011-500 N7**D* S/N 75*+

Of course there were some slight variations, but the point is the first digit in the ship number always identified the aircraft.
I won't go into the current registration/ship numbering matrix at DL. I'm sure there is rhyme/reason to it but eludes me. For example, all the 737 series as well as all of the Airbus aircraft (widebody as well as narrowbody) have ship numbers that begin with 3 followed by three additional digits. I'm sure the second digit signifies the aircraft type. The 757/767 aircraft have all kept their ship numbering as well as the MD aircraft, with the 717 carrying the 9*** ship number designation.
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Re: Past and present tail registration sequences for major global carriers

Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:09 am

leftcoast8 wrote:

Air Canada
C-GAGx: 747-200 and 747-400 Combi
C-FIxx/C-FNxx: 777-200LR and 777-300ER
C-FMxx: 767-300ER (original AC 767s, transferred to Rouge)
C-GHxx: 767-300ER (leased from GECAS)



C-GAGx also had the L1011-500s
C-FTLx and C-FTMx were the DC-9s
C-FTNx L1011-1/100
C-GAAx was some of the 727-200s
C-FTOx 747-100
C-GAUx was 767-200s


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Re: Past and present tail registration sequences for major global carriers

Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:26 am

I have an Excel file that covers almost all important countries that have a systematic, orderly registration system. China will never appear here, since all aircraft are registered randomly with no series whatsoever. Here goes.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/185xtVh ... p=drivesdk
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