Matt_milligan From Canada, joined Jan 2002, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 5510 times:
ATC usually does not refer to the company if it is another airlines 747? At least not here in Toronto. You would never here United XXX you are behind an Air Canada 747. ATC would say "you are following a 747"
Bacardi182 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1088 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5473 times:
Also, in general aviaiton. If a student is on a solo flight or something happens that an FBO wants their plane on the ground. The tower will come on and say company called they want you to full stop (if doing touch and goes).
NZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 5427 times:
They say "Company" whenever the aircraft they're referring to belongs to the same airline as the one they're talking to.
Eg: If telling a United 747 pilot to report sighting a United 767 at two miles, they will say something like "United XXX, report sighting company 767, 2 miles".
As to your question, "Is the pilot supposed to use extra care following company traffic?", well, I'm sure his workmates would like him to!