Re: UPS B767

Date:         01 Jul 98 02:42:38 
From:         jrp59@gte.net (Ron Parsons)
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In article <airliners.1998.948@ohare.Chicago.COM>, "steven tobey"
<stobey@flash.net> wrote:

>I happened to notice that on the "Olympic Partner" B767 that UPS operates
>there is a different coding of the ship number (if this is the ship number)
>on the nose gear doors. Aircraft in question is N320UP, however, on the
>nosegear doors the following was noted, IPXA, below that, 097B.
>Anyone have ideas on what the letter/number combination is for? All other
>UPS B767s I've seen list the ship number on the doors, this one's a bit
>different.

Can't speak for UPS, but at AAL the three character alphanumeric nose
number is used for internal record keeping and may or may not match the
last three numbers of the tail number.

Other airlines which contract with AAL for maintenance services will
probably use a similar scheme.

Ron