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User currently offlineFaroeFlyer From Faroe Islands, joined Aug 2005, 87 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4782 times:

I thought SAS' callsign was "Scandinavian" but have on a scanner (in Scandinavia) frequently heard them using "Scandi". So is this just within Scandinavia (home region), or is it normal to abbreviate callsigns, wherever you are?

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User currently offlineSPREE34 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2347 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4743 times:

"Scandi" is the approved radiotelephony call for SAS/Scandinavian. As I recall it changed about 3 years ago.

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User currently offlineFaroeFlyer From Faroe Islands, joined Aug 2005, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4731 times:

Ok, but I heard it some 10 years ago. Was in unofficial then?

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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31796 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4728 times:

Any link on Callsigns for Airlines worldwide.

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User currently offlineSpencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1636 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4703 times:

Yeah, SAS has been using "Scandi" for a long time now. Whether it was approved or not I don't know; I'm assuming it was though.

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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 22430 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4699 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 3):
Any link on Callsigns for Airlines worldwide.


It lists SAS's callsign as "scandinavian", but there could be a shortening agreed to by SAS and the various ATC facilities.


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User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4291 posts, RR: 36
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4598 times:

Our callsign is "Flagship," but around memphis alot of the controllers will refer to as "Flag" alot of the time... apparently goes back quite a few years.

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User currently offlineB727230 From Sweden, joined Aug 2005, 62 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4512 times:

SAS did indeed use "Scandi" for callsign in the mid-90s but as far as I know that was changed back in the late 90s. I've haven't heard the "Scandi" callsign, at least in Scandinavia, since then and the topic hasn't come up elsewhere what I have seen. What is used when out and about in the various corners of the world I don't know.

Not sure what regulations say, if an operator is allowed to use a different callsign by agreement with local ATC but I'd guess that would need approval by ICAO, right?

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User currently offlineContact_tower From Norway, joined Sep 2001, 536 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4513 times:

SAS does not use Scandi any more! They use "Scandinavian", the only ones that use "Scandi" are some old farts in the front that have a hard time adjusting back when they get stressed!!! Big grin

SAS&Braathens use the callsign "Scannor", which is a pain in Norway, since a majority of the traffic is SAS and SAS&Braathens. Callsign confusion? Naaahhh.........

Some moths back we had "Scannor 442", Scannor 482", Scannor 462" and Scandinavian 332" all departing the north of Norway heading through the same sectors at the same time each morning! Much use of the frase "Caution! Many simmilar callsigns on the freq" at Bodø ATCC!  Big grin

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