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Does BA World Cargo Use Speedbird Callsign?  
User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 7735 times:

So with the recent British Airways World Cargo 747-8, I was just wondering if it does also use the speedbird callsign?


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User currently offlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3225 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7501 times:

Yes BAW3000 flight numbers, callsign "Speedbird"

User currently offlineGSTBA From UK - England, joined Apr 2010, 465 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7493 times:

Quoting LGWflyer (Thread starter):
So with the recent British Airways World Cargo 747-8, I was just wondering if it does also use the speedbird callsign?

BAWC flights are operated by Global Supply System.

http://www.gssair.co.uk/

The carrier does operates under the call sign Speedbird according to:

http://www.jethros.org.uk/fleets/fle...listings/global_supply_systems.htm


User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7455 times:

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 1):
Yes BAW3000 flight numbers, callsign "Speedbird"
Quoting GSTBA (Reply 2):
The carrier does operates under the call sign Speedbird according to:

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User currently offlineXPJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 7334 times:
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To the best of my knowledge, GSS uses the call sign "Jet Lift" on the radios. Insiders, feel free to correct me, though!


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User currently offlineRIXrat From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 788 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 7234 times:

In that jethros.org/uk etc. web site above, it clearly says that in their own colors the use "Jet Lift," but when flying in BA livery they use "Speedbird."

User currently offlinerutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2980 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 7070 times:
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Simple BA scheduled services use "Speedbird' whilst ad-hoc charters that are GSS contracts use the "Jet Lift" call signs.

User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7459 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 5566 times:

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 1):
Yes BAW3000 flight numbers, callsign "Speedbird"

More specifically I believe that British Airways World Cargo flights operated by GSS are allocated call signs in the range BAW3301 to BAW3599.


User currently offlineordcargo From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 46 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4076 times:

It does use Speedbird callsign , I had ATC on when it was arriving in Chicago, contacted tower with a Speedbird call sign.

User currently offlineawthompson From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 473 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4034 times:

Quoting VV701 (Reply 7):
led services use "Speedbird' whilst ad-hoc charters that are GSS contracts use the "Jet Lift" call signs.

I saw and heard (both engine sound and radio communications on 129.10) G-GSSD for the first time last night as it flew over my house in Northern Ireland at 22:14Z heading for the atlantic at FL300. Flight number was BAW 3573 and call sign was Speedbird 3573. The aircraft was actually routing FRA-ATL and was strangely followed by a Lufthansa Cargo MD-11 also routing FRA to the USA, might have also been ATL. I wonder why BAWC is competing with GEC out of FRA instead of airports on its own doorstep? I know STN is normally used.


User currently offlineb764 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 753 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3674 times:

Quoting ordcargo (Reply 8):
It does use Speedbird callsign , I had ATC on when it was arriving in Chicago, contacted tower with a Speedbird call sign.

Will the 748 be coming to ORD?


User currently offlineordcargo From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 46 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3599 times:

Quoting b764 (Reply 10):

It was here this past Wednesday. I don't know when the next time will be but it should be soon!


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