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Update 14 Nov 2000: In an e-mail to me, Robin Sauvary mentioned Howard Curtis 'AirNet' Links Site. After checking it out, I have to say that he has compiled a great collection of links regarding many things aeronautical - among much more also a page with registration lists from all over the world, sorted by country. There you can probably find most of the links below and many many more. So if you are looking for something exotic - like the Civil Aircraft Register of Burkina Faso, check out his site!
Books with Aircraft Registration Information:
Sources for Aircraft Registration Information:
- Pascal Brugier's International Aircraft Register: with information on the history of registration numbers and the fate of the aircraft registered. Unfortunately some important countries are missing, but still highly recommended! (zipped text files).
Update 07 Nov 2000: Through a tip from Pete Hughes I was made aware of the fact that Pascal Brugier also has German Register Files available. For whatever reson they are not accessible via links from his site, so here they are, divided into three parts:
- Danish Civil Register: Unofficial danish registration information, with information about the fate of the aircraft, the time it was registered in Denmark and the aircraft serial number. (HTML table) (dead link as of 23 Apr 2003)
- Australian Aircraft Register: Official register, with detailed information about both aircraft and owner, but no previous registration marks of the aircraft. (zipped text files) (link updated 07 Dec 2001)
- EAA Chapter 222 (Sweden) X-Class Registration Information: Contains information about type, serial number, year built and owner of aircraft registered in Sweden in a special X-class which seems to comprise antique and amateur built planes. (HTML table)
- Austrian Aircraft Register (under Databases): Type, Serial number and owner of Austrian registered aircraft. (searchable database, output as HTML table) (link updated 07 Dec 2001, but database cannot be found at this time. Dead link as of 23 Apr 2003)
- Italian Spotter's Register: Searchable database, unofficial register maintained by Italian spotters, gives information about aircraft type, registration and serial number. Sometimes a photo is also included. Search results as HTML table. Very good and detailed information here!
- European Amateur-built Aircraft Database from the FAI Amateur Built Aircraft Commission: Contains information about homebuilt aircraft from Austria, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden and the UK (link updated 07 Dec 2001).
- Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand: Frame based site with detailed aircraft registration information about type, serial number and ownership history while in New Zealand.
- The A. J. Jackson Collection: A listing of pictures in a private British History Archive containing almost 30,000 negatives, which are grouped into different lists giving information on aircraft type, registration number and sometimes also serial number (link updated 23 Apr 2003).
- Icelandic Aviation Page: including a list of all aircraft registered in Iceland, with information about type, serial number, year built and owner.
- The Dutch Civil Aircraft Register: Searchable database with HTML information output about type, serial number, year built and owner.
- Irish Civil Register: last updated November 1998. HTML table with information about type, serial number, owner and aircraft base (link updated 07 Dec 2001).
- South African Register: Aircraft currently registered on the South African Civil Aviation Aircraft Register (server unavailable 07 Dec 2001, 23 Apr 2003).
- Transport Canada Aircraft Register: official searchable database giving detailed information about all civil canadian aircraft (link updated 23 Apr 2003).
- Landings: Aviation Search Engines: includes search engines for aircraft registered in the U.S., the U.K. and many other countries.
- Vintage Aircraft in Switzerland: with registration and serial number and sometimes home base.
- SwissAviation - Service - Callsign: Information on current changes in the Swiss register.
- World Airline Fleets: Information (Airline, Registration & serial numbers) for many airlines all over the world. Occasionally information about private aircraft is also contained in the lists. But for Germany only one private entry :-( (dead link as of 07 Dec 2001, 23 Apr 2003).
- Aircraft Construction Number Lists - by Nicolai Musante Larsen. Mostly for airliners, with links to construction lists for some general aviation types also provided (new 20 June 2000, page closed down as of 07 Dec 2001, 23 Apr 2003).
- Air Base - British Register Updates by Keith Halliday. Supplies a HTML-Table with the register changes for the current month and zipped CSV-Files for the previous months starting in November 1999 (new 20 June 2000, updated 21 Nov 2000. Dead link as of 23 Apr 2003)).
- Icelandic Aircraft Registration: Unofficial aircraft register of Iceland as of 1 July 1997. Contains information about aircraft registration, serial number and owner. (HTML tables)
- Runar´s Icelandic Aircraft Web: Search engine for all aircraft that were ever on the Icelandic register, dating back to approximately 1940, courtesy Ólafur Jóhann Sigurđsson and Rúnar Bárđur Ólafsson. Information seems to be more up to date and also contains aircraft that are no longer on the Icelandic register for whatever reason (new 18 Sep 2000, dead link as of 07 Dec 2001).
- David Lenton's "Almost" Complete German Registers (unofficial): A very large resource with regard to German registrations and airfields. The site is a mirror image of a database, with the information packed in (small) individual HTML tables. The amount of individual files makes it difficult to download the complete database, but it is quite well suited for online searches. One of the few and best sources for German registration information, somewhat more detailed than Brugier's files (new 7 Nov 2000, from a tip by Pete Hughes and independently by John Walton. Dead link as of 07 Dec 2001, 23 Apr 2003.).
- Air-Britain News - UK Register: Lists changes to the British Register during the current month. At the bottom of the page is a link to a list with updates of the previous month. Air-Britain also publishes a lot of printed information which is of interest to aviation historians (new 7 Nov 2000).
- The Jodel D.11 Series Production List with data from Dave Wise, set up by Stuart MacConnacher (new 7 Nov 2000, dead link as of 23 Apr 2003).
- Official Swiss Aviation Register from the Swiss BAZL (Bundesamt für Zivilluftfahrt). Registration list as a searcheable PDF document (new 05 April 2001)
- Richard Cawsey's Home Page - contains an Irish Glider Register, a list of balloons, Schempp-Hirth Discus and Janus production lists as HTML-tables (new 03 July 2001)
- Aircraft Registration - G-INFO Database Search - The official UK Aircraft Register, updated daily. Searcheable Database, very comfortable (new 10 July 2001, link corrected 8 Mar 2002)
- Spanish Air Register - not only about aircraft currently registered, but also information about historic Spanish registrations. (new 18 July 2001)
Sources with information on the 'travels' of specific airplanes (spotter's sites, air show listings etc.):
- aardvark-aviation.com: contains several lists with aircraft spotted somewhere, sometimes with photo and serial number. Divided in list sorted by aircraft type and one sorted by registration number.
- Plane spotting at Dublin in the 1960s: lists information on which aircraft appeared when at Dublin Airport during that time.
- RSA Suisse Fly-In 1999: picture collection of some of the aircraft at the Fly-In at Birrfeld (LSZF) in Switzerland (link updated 23 Apr 2003).
- Rouen (France) Amateur Builders Fly-In 1998: with some pictures of participating aircraft (empty page as of 23 Apr 2003).
- Scramble Showreports: Military Aircraft show reports from all over the world dating back to the late 1950s. Sometimes civil participants are also listed, with a few DR.1050 to be found here and there.
Sources for (general aviation) accident information:
- Air Accidents Investigation Branch UK: Aircraft accident reports from the UK since January 1996. With information concerning aircraft type, reason for the accident and resulting damage (link updated 07 Dec 2001, 23 Apr 2003).
- Bundesstelle für Flugunfalluntersuchung (German Federal Aircraft Accident Investigation Authority): Aircraft accident reports from the Germany since January 1999. Non-searcheable (PDF-format) and with very little information compared to its British counterpart (no registration numbers, aircraft serial numbers, no detailed description of the accident and the resulting damage) (link updated 23 Apr 2003).
- Austrian Aircraft Accident Reports: Very detailed reports about accidents that happened in Austria. Type of aircraft is available, but information about people and registration numbers is not supplied (link updated 07 Dec 2001, but there remains a problem with the database. Dead link as of 23 Apr 2003).
- Swedish Aircraft Accident Information: Aircraft accident reports from Sweden since October 1996. Gives information about accident, aircraft registration (no serial number) and owner and damage to the aircraft (23 Apr 2003: link no longer valid, cannot find new link due to language difficulties).
- BEA: Information from the French Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau. Very little useful information for most accidents/incidents, most of the time only the type of aircraft and the kind of accident is given. 07 Dec 2001: Site and link have been updated.
Created: Thu Feb 24 11:03:06 CET 2000
Last modified: Wed Aug 13 19:52:31 CEST 2003