Frankm From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2266 times:
For example an ATC transmission reading like this:
"KLM XXX line up runway XX behind landing company 747!" means, that the landing traffic also is a KLM aircraft!
Company is therefore not really an airline....!
Another777Fan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2200 times:
Atcboy73, Trident and Frankm are absolutely correct.
In SIN this is used eg "SINGAPORE 2 cleared to line up 20 LEFT after landing company 777" which in turn means that Singapore 2 is cleared to line up on the runway after the same company's (IE SINGAPORE) 777 has passed him.
Pecoua From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 300 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2103 times:
In a nutshell,
When the term "company" is used, it means that atc is talking to an airplane about another airplane of the same airline. For example, if a United 747 is waiting to takeoff because a United 747 is landing, ATC will say something like "waiting for company 747 to land 4R" Hope that helps.