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RE: What Would You Name Your Airliner(s)?

Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:16 pm

Quoting neutrino (Reply 44):
Scoot named all its planes.
Quoting neutrino (Reply 44):
2. 9V-OJB Barry

Any idea why they used the name Barry?
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RE: What Would You Name Your Airliner(s)?

Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:54 pm

BW regs are of their destinations:

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9Y-POS
9Y-TAB
9Y-BGI
9Y-SXM
9Y-ANU
9Y-KIN
9Y-MBJ
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9Y-LGW (now returned to lessor)

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RE: What Would You Name Your Airliner(s)?

Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:57 am

Quoting 777Jet (Reply 50):
Any idea why they used the name Barry?

Voted on in a Facebook naming campaign.
Interestingly their old 772, 9V-OTA, was named Barry as well. Perhaps that inspired Facebookers to choose it.
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RE: What Would You Name Your Airliner(s)?

Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:19 pm

Serenity

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RE: What Would You Name Your Airliner(s)?

Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:29 pm

It all depends on where the airline is based. Assuming I'd base an airline from SJU, I'd use the municipality nicknames. The bigger the municipality is in terms of population, the bigger the jet it will be named for.
-Ciudad Capital (San Juan)
-Ciudad Vaquera (Bayamon)
-Perla del Sur (Ponce)
-Sultana del Oeste (Mayaguez)
-Villa del Capitan Correa (Arecibo)
-Cuna del Coqui Dorado (Cayey)

and so on.

You avoid tension by using political figures and artists (leaving someone out or including someone will somehow be controversial).

Quoting tsnamm (Reply 7):
I think they still do...

Except the Mint configured jets which have a variation of "mint" in them.
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RE: What Would You Name Your Airliner(s)?

Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:49 pm

Quoting Eagleboy (Reply 49):
Quoting speedbored (Reply 20):
Planey McPlaneface, of course.

Aer Lingus have beaten you to it (using some photoshop on their twitter feed of course!!)

I could seriously see someone like JetBlue, known for giving their planes humorous names, actually putting that name on a plane and not just in a photoshopped PR photo.

Of course B6 always uses the word "blue" in their names, so I guess it would have to be Bluey McBlueface.
 
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RE: What Would You Name Your Airliner(s)?

Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:00 pm

Quoting flyingturtle (Reply 46):
These are great! Just naming aircraft after cities or states is a bit boring. What did the specific city do to deserve that honor? "Tailstrikes since March 30rd: 0", "Licensed Pilot Inside" or "Not our Plane - leased from ILFC" would be less boring.

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RE: What Would You Name Your Airliner(s)?

Mon May 02, 2016 10:44 pm

If I were to have an airline, I'd try to make the branding as much about exploration and discovery as possible.

So my narrowbody fleet would be named after scientists. They needn't be great famous scientists, although I'd have an Albert Einstein, Galileo Galilei, Isaac Newton, Galen, etc. But maybe also lesser-known professors in the sciences from around the world: Robert Sapolsky, Tzuneko Okazaki, U. Jack McMahon, Douglas Osheroff, etc.

For the widebody fleet, maybe for the smaller aircraft (my A350 fleet) I'd go with explorers Cristóbal Colón, Fernando de Magallanes, Ernest Shackleton, Lewis & Clark. And for my 747-8i fleet I'd go with astronomy. Galaxy, Quasar, Asteroid, Supernova, Plane of the Ecliptic, Event Horizon (wait, maybe that last one isn't such a great idea...). Of course, it will be difficult to come up with names for an 80-frame fleet of 747-8s, but yanno...  
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RE: What Would You Name Your Airliner(s)?

Wed May 04, 2016 5:30 am

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 57):
it will be difficult to come up with names for an 80-frame fleet of 747-8s, but yanno...  
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RE: What Would You Name Your Airliner(s)?

Sat May 07, 2016 4:13 am

For AC, I would like Canadian cities for the narrowbodies and props and landmarks/animals for the widebodies. Maybe even add the old CP Empress to it, seeing a Dash 8 called Empress of Quesnel or a 77W called Empress of the Rockies for example would be cool. I did think about famous Canadians, but having a plane named Empress of Justin Bieber would not be good advertising...

Quoting factsonly (Reply 42):
No Kidding !!

That was the KLM DC9 fleet for you:

The Cityhopper F50's too, also the Air UK ones they inherited.

Quoting tonyflyboi (Reply 35):
Why did BA stop naming their aircraft

Not sure why, but they were dropped with the intro of the world tails, I seem to remember the name of the art was also written on the fuselage in some cases at least and that became the name of the aircraft.
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RE: What Would You Name Your Airliner(s)?

Tue May 10, 2016 9:09 am

Quoting neutrino (Reply 44):
Number 10 of 20, a -8) was delivered in Dec '15 but I didn't have its nick.

I have it now. Delivered on Dec 20, 9V-OFD is named Goin' Scootin, recycled form the originally slated airplane no. 1 which eventually changed to Dream Start. The eleventh example, 9V-OFE, received recently on April 27th is called The Future Is Yellow.
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