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What Is An "company 747"?  
User currently offlineSchreiner From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 960 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2336 times:

I'm listening to SPL/AMS tower live stream, and they are talking about a "company 747" ... what kind of carrier is that? Can anybody help me?
Best regards,
Wouter


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User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2305 times:

I guess it means a Boeing 747 as corporate jet. Why not, there are a few, as far as I know.


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User currently offlineTrident3 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1013 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2297 times:

At LHR the ground controllers refer to aircraft from the same airline as "company" ie a BA737 following a BA777 would be told to "follow the company 777"

Hope this helps
H..



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User currently offlineFrankm From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2289 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....!

Regards,

Frank


User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2270 times:

I didn't know that, but it sounds logic. Thank you!


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User currently offlineYKA From Netherlands, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 766 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2249 times:

I think its a 747 in Boeing colours, not a corporate jet.

User currently offlineAtcboy73 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1100 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2240 times:

Frankm and Trident3 are correct. "Company" refers to the same airline as the plane being addressed. I am an air traffic controller and this is how we (in the US) would use this.

Example: Delta 475 , number 2, runway 27L cleared to land, traffic, company 727 2 mile final.


User currently offlineAnother777Fan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2223 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.

Hope this helps here.



User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2209 times:

Another777fan is spot on

User currently offlineSchreiner From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 960 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2159 times:

Great guys, thanx...

Grtz,
Wouter



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User currently offlineTransSwede From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2147 times:

Isn't "company" one of the nicknames for the CIA?...  Smile

User currently offlinePecoua From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 300 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2126 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.


User currently offlineTurbineBeaver From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2124 times:

If I am a captain of a UA 747, and there is another UA 747 on finals, in front of me, I am told to follow the "company 747".

Got i?

TB


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