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jmc1975
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Background Question About WestJet's C-FUWS

Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:42 am

Does anybody know the background on what transpired when WestJet inducted C-FUWS into its fleet. Clearly, someone at WS had a twisted since of humor when registering it. I could imagine WS taking jabs at the competition, but certainly not at themselves. Can anyone shed any light on this particular aircraft's bizarre registration number?
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Background Question About WestJet's C-FUWS

Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:50 am

I think WestJet was handed a block of registrations, and this was included in the block.

I have heard that tail 201 - C-FWAD's registration was chosen by the WestJet maintenance head because that aircraft was apparently very difficult to get into service.


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Background Question About WestJet's C-FUWS

Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:49 pm

The TC Civil Aircraft Register lists a lot of regs of C-F*WS, including ...

C-FBWS
C-FIWS
C-FJWS
C-FKWS
C-FUWS
C-FZWS

Definitely funny, though probably just pure chance of the draw. I've seen a couple ones that seem like self-jabs on Air Canada Jazz Dash 8's, including C-GONR and C-FAIL -- though amusing, probably also just coincidence.
 
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Background Question About WestJet's C-FUWS

Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:15 pm

Quoting jmc1975 (Thread starter):
I could imagine WS taking jabs at the competition, but certainly not at themselves

Exactly, this would be far more appropriate on an Air Canada aircraft.

I suppose someone, somewhere within the airline makes an assessment on how appropriate these registrations are. Air Canada's DC-8-63s had CF- TIL, TIM, TIN, etc, all the way to TIX, but no TIT. (I did see CF-TIT on a Piper Cherokee once though)

It's like AC's B767 ship 622 had registration C-FUCL. Ship 621 actually came later by a few months, I was anxious to see what registration she would carry. Luckily it was not what everyone feared!
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Background Question About WestJet's C-FUWS

Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:29 pm

Just coincidental. Westjet ask for registrations with WJ or WS in them. If none of those are available then they make do with a single W.
 
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RE: Background Question About WestJet's C-FUWS

Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:52 pm

Quoting RobK (Reply 4):
Just coincidental. Westjet ask for registrations with WJ or WS in them. If none of those are available then they make do with a single W.

That is very true -- every single registration in the WS fleet has a W in it somewhere... on the same note, every TS registration has either TS or AT combinations (there's only about 20 planes or so, so i guess it's easier to do...)
 
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RE: Background Question About WestJet's C-FUWS

Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:39 pm

I thought I was the only one who noticed this gem! Actually, C-FUWS was the first WS aircraft I had ever flown on. I couldn't help but crack up a little when I saw it. Though it is just a coincidence, I do find it humorous.


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