The Malta and San Marino aircraft registries both changed and widened the format for acceptable aircraft registrations last year. Both registries now permit the national prefix, plus a registration suffix of up to five alpha numeric characters – an increase from the previous three. In practice, this move opens the door to more quirky or meaningful personal registration marks. Below, are a few examples of new registrations that have seen aviation enthusiasts scratching their heads:
- Malta – 9H-649FX (Gulfstream G650ER); 9H-HANSA (Boeing 737-800)
- San Marino – T7-EAGLE (Bombardier Global Express); T7-88DGE (Embraer Legacy 600); T7-3338, formerly N-3338 (Bombardier Global 5000); T7-NGNG, formerly M-NGNG (Gulfstream G650).