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What to do when your Gobal 5000 has unlucky serial number .

#1 Post by bizjets101 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:54 pm

Bombardier Global 5000 serial number 9414 was sold new to Hong Kong based Fang Group. Unfortunately for the Bombardier sales team - 4 is a very unlucky Chinese number, thus what to do with the Fang Group's delivery position.

Bombardier re-registered the serial number - now the only Global out of sequence - 9414 is now serial number 9998 - very lucky number~~

Wikipedia numbers in Chinese culture.

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Interesting 'Green' shot - showing an unlucky serial number 9414
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#2 Post by Krimson » Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:33 pm

Looks like a case of the customer is always right to me.
To loose a multi-million dollar purchase over not repainting a few numbers would be silly though.
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#3 Post by Changes in Latitudes » Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:35 am

It's going to be tough to be the next world leader when the boogey man appears in the numbers so often. It's amazing the stuff that they can do to other human beings but still be scared shitless when a few numbers get paired up.
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#4 Post by SMELS » Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:48 am

Just bought a two cheese burger combo at mcdonalds.... $6.66 :twisted: So if I have a heart attack it was the price... not the toxic food I ate :)
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#5 Post by watermeth » Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:35 am

same kind of thing happened to Gulfstream about the 250, oops, sorry,... 280

http://www.flightglobal.com/Features/NBAA/G280/
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#6 Post by bizjets101 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:17 pm

In 1969 Grumman required a demonstrator - as they didn't want to push customers aircraft back - they added serial number 775 - then left a gap to compensate - so it was built after s/n 86, so on the production line went 86, 775, 88 and continues in sequence.

Grumman Gulfstream IIB s/n 775 N692EB (currently re-registered as N195PA same colours)
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Gulfstream G250 4X-WSJ 3rd aircraft
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Gulfstream G280 N280GD 4th aircraft (1st of 5 currently in the USA)
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#7 Post by CorpPilot » Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:31 pm

ROB!!!! Your back! Where the heck have you been???


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#8 Post by bizjets101 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:39 am

Heh Jeff, I like your new airplane!! Your fleet is really growing!!!

Been back about 3 weeks, spent some time in Eastern Kenya - Dadaab went over with a retired CAF Warrant Officer and Friends of Doctors Without Boarders.

Buzzing around in an L39 appreciating my home in Canada much more these days!!!!
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