DABYX From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 24 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 4059 times:
Starting on tuesday Oct 14th Lufthansa will introduce a new system of alphanumeric callsigns for all flights within the area of Eurocontrol. This new system replaces the old one which simply generated callsigns out of the trip number (e.g. LH230 FRA-STR became DLH230). In the future LH callsigns seem to have no logical system at all - so enthusiasts listening to ATC communication won`t be able to identify a LH flight by its callsign (e.g. LH230 will be DLH9VD shortly!).
Lufthansa and ATC hope to reduce cases of "callsign confusions" where air-traffic-controllers mixed up callsigns of aircraft within their area of competence.
TriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4695 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3910 times:
I've read somewhere that this switch will also permit to reform the allocation of flight numbers, i.e. especially on domestic and European routes we won't have this seemingly chaotic system of flight numbers anymore.
Until now, the flight numbers were allocated to the various segments in order not to have two flights with almost the same numbers in the air at the same time within one ATC area (e.g LH1010 and LH1100).
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