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      Post #71984, posted on 03-14-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Why is the registration painted on the lower left wing? That's not required on US registered aircraft since the 1950s. Very odd.


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      Post #71985, posted on 03-14-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      That’s interesting... only thing I can think is that it demonstrates the under-wing reg number that many jurisdictions require?

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      Post #71986, posted on 03-14-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Perhaps multiple wings were built at the same time. A hunch is that to ensure that particular wing went on that bird (for wing load testing maybe) they painted it as a visual backup. Now we just need to see the other wing...

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      Post #71987, posted on 03-14-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Could it be this bird is slated for a Mexican Airline after the test program is completed?

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      Post #71990, posted on 03-14-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      They did it because they knew somebody would ask....

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      Post #71991, posted on 03-14-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Could be that the airplane is still “experimental,” not certified, so the registration number appears on the lower and upper wing.

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      Post #71993, posted on 03-14-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      In some of Boeings publicity material, the engine nacelles had the chevrons at the rear but the roll-out aircraft doesn't. Have they been abandoned or will they be added in due course? It looks beautiful aircraft and those huge engines look awesome!

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      Sorry, just realised I haven't answered the original question but hijacked the thread.

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      Post #71996, posted on 03-14-2019 GMT-5 hours    
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      In some of Boeings publicity material, the engine nacelles had the chevrons at the rear but the roll-out aircraft doesn't. Have they been abandoned or will they be added in due course? It looks beautiful aircraft and those huge engines look awesome!

      Jeff

      Sorry, just realised I haven't answered the original question but hijacked the thread.



      The test GE9X (as on the GE test aircraft) don't have them either.

      As far as the N-number on the wing. There is no requirement (experimental or otherwise) that requires it on the wing. That is unless there is a change in the FAR that I have not seen.

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