Two Planes - One Registration Number?


#1

Can a company fly two identical planes on the same registration number?

Just curious.


#2

Technicality no, Each aircraft has its own separate registration number do to ownership and if it gets damaged the company/owner knows which aircraft it is.

Correct me if I am wrong. :wink:


#3

What registration are you talking about?


#4

This is a bit of special circumstance - so they must have permission to do it because of that.


#5

And the obvious reasons would be?

The FAA regs state one registration for one aircraft and one aircraft for one registration. It could be that the second aircraft with the duplicate registration is actually the only one currently registered with that registration. A good example of this was the LA Dodgers aircraft. They had a Lockheed Electra that was registered N1R. When they got a Boeing 720 the registration was once again N1R but the Electra no longer that registration.

You aren’t confusing registrations with call signs, are you? As far as I know, there’s no regulation prohibiting two different aircraft from operating under the same call sign. (Of course, ATC would probably reassign one of them to a different call sign if they were operating in the same air space.)


#6

One is a promotional plane owned by the manufacturer only used at airshows / sales thingies. Of course I don’t know how the plane is actually registered and the call sign information is probably what is happening. Thanks.


#7

One is a promotional plane owned by the manufacturer only used at airshows / sales thingies. Of course I don’t know how the plane is actually registered and the call sign information is probably what is happening. Thanks.

If it’s a promotional plane used only at airshows then why can’t you tell us the registration? It’s obviously available to the public.

If you look at the aircraft closely, the true registration is more than likely on it in smaller characters. Many ex-military aircraft are like this. An example: airliners.net/photo/Beech-T- … 161d990929 On this aircraft you can see the tail number in big characters but the true registration is in smaller characters below.


#8

If it’s a promotional plane used only at airshows then why can’t you tell us the registration? It’s obviously available to the public.

If you look at the aircraft closely, the true registration is more than likely on it in smaller characters. Many ex-military aircraft are like this. An example: airliners.net/photo/Beech-T- … 161d990929 On this aircraft you can see the tail number in big characters but the true registration is in smaller characters below.


#9

Thanks! I will go over the photos with a fine toothcomb.


#10

Folks,

**This question is far more relevant now than years ago or Nov12 when the above individual raised this question!. **

I am hoping that all of you will comeback see this message and participate again.

As per the FAA regulations and policies, one registration number per plane or whatever the crafts may be such as helicopter, Cessna or military and other planes. While there may be some exceptions as you all discussed already here, the usage of same registration number for more one plane is pervasive now, I can prove it.

The fact (that is no longer fact now) is that we all know one registration number per plane, that is only for the text books or a disguised policy!?.

That is not what is happening in the recent years, since 2012 there are planes (passenger planes/commercial airlines) are flying two planes with the same registration number and same call sign!. Yes, you do not believe this right?. I will post the details after I hear from you good folks.

And, in some cases, they greyed out or block out the registration number, all else equal and same, everything same, same destination, departure, call sign, plane no, plane name, plane size and shape and so on everything is same and the only difference I have seen is a slightly different altitude but flying together parallelly or one above and the other below or one in front and other in the back on plane path, or flying simultaneously into entirely different direction of paths?.

Most of those are planes (like Southwest, Delta, Allegiant, spirit, rogue, BA, Rogue, virigin prostitute planes)!!??), and many others.
Occasionally I noticed Cessna’s or helicopters with same registration number flying more than one, but this is not that common, just now Oct15, 2017 at 4.20pm, a white helicopter with registration no N440KB flew over my place, but there is already a black helicopter with N440KB is in the air flying near Red Rock area, Las Vegas?. How is this possible?.

I will write more after I hear the response to my posting…Thanks

PS: What is in the Books are no longer followed in todays world, and what you read or heard may not be true anymore until you clarify with evidence!!!.


#11

please check my post and participate…!!


#12

You just resurrected a 5 year old thread. I suggest starting a new topic instead.


#13

Ok, let me see the new topic tabs. thanks