FaroeFlyer From Faroe Islands, joined Aug 2005, 87 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4135 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?
B727230 From Sweden, joined Aug 2005, 62 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3865 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?
Contact_tower From Norway, joined Sep 2001, 536 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3866 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!!!
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 BodÃ¸ ATCC!