Date: 01 Feb 99 02:37:25 From: email@example.com (Malcolm Weir) Organization: Little to None References: 1 2 3 4 5
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On 17 Jan 99 02:37:24 , kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz) caused to appear as if it was written: >Since most airlines only bought the non-IGW version until they could get >the IGW, they also tend to have them in distinct blocks. BA, for example, >has their 777-236 models as G-ZZZA thru G-ZZZE, while the IGWs are G-VIIA >up to at least G-VIIM plus, for some reason, G-RAES. G-RAES used to be G-ZZZN, and G-VIIA used to be G-ZZZF *and* N5002E, although at least one source shows the -236B's and -236IGW's fairly well mixed up with the vanilla 236's. But the reason for the G-RAES registration was, I believe, to commemorate some kind of anniversary of or award from the Royal Aeronautical Establishment, the RAE... Malc.