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User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5772 posts, RR: 47
Posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3030 times:

Hello,
Does anyone know the airlines for the following Boeing customer codes?

ABD
KBL

Thanks!


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User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2989 times:

Boeing customer codes are two characters in length (two letters, two numbers, letter and a number, number and a letter). Boeing doesn't use three characters for their codes, as for model number it is for example 737-7-- with the customer code being the last two places in the model.

User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5772 posts, RR: 47
Reply 2, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2977 times:

Actually these are the customer codes that Boeing uses internally, i.e. SIA = Singapore Airlines, AAL = American Airlines.


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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7639 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2969 times:

Because Boeing customer codes are 2 characters, I tried deciphering the code here in a very rookie manner:


AB is AB Airlines  
BD is Airtran (FL)

There isn't a KB listed; and BL is Midwest airlines.

http://www.aviatorjoe.net/go/boeing-codes/



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User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2949 times:

Quoting NYC777 (Reply 2):

Actually these are the customer codes that Boeing uses internally, i.e. SIA = Singapore Airlines, AAL = American Airlines.

Then you should have specified that in your opening post, as for the majority of us here, when someone asks about Boeing Codes, they're asking for the TWO CHARACTER code, not the THREE CHARACTER code that Boeing uses INTERNALLY!


User currently offlinePM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 6926 posts, RR: 63
Reply 5, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2928 times:

Quoting NYC777 (Thread starter):
Does anyone know the airlines for the following Boeing customer codes?

ABD

Air Berlin Deutschland?


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25446 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2928 times:

Quoting NYC777 (Reply 2):
Actually these are the customer codes that Boeing uses internally, i.e. SIA = Singapore Airlines, AAL = American Airlines.

SIA and AAL are the official ICAO codes used for all operational and air traffic control purposes, as opposed to their 2-letter IATA codes SQ and AA used for reservations and ticketing.


User currently offlinephxa340 From United States of America, joined Mar 2012, 891 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2873 times:

ABD - Sky Airline Chile

KBL - Hong Kong Airlines

Just taking a guess here based on registrations.


User currently onlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20670 posts, RR: 62
Reply 8, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2832 times:

Quoting NYC777 (Thread starter):
ABD

ABD = Air Atlanta Icelandic

http://www.airframes.org/airlines/



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User currently offlineIFixPlanes From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2762 times:

ABD is the Boeing Operator Identification Code for Abu Dhabi Amiri Flight.
I did not find any information about KBL.  



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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5843 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (1 year 7 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2440 times:

Quoting srbmod (Reply 1):
Boeing doesn't use three characters for their codes

Yes they do. Looked at an AMM lately? Bottom left corner.

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 3):
Because Boeing customer codes are 2 characters

Not all of them! Each carrier has a customer code, separate from the one you see in the type designator (i.e., 737-7H4).

Quoting srbmod (Reply 4):
Then you should have specified that in your opening post

Calm down! Who appointed you chief disciplinarian?


Anyhow, so far, we have for ABD:

Quoting PM (Reply 5):
Air Berlin Deutschland?
Quoting phxa340 (Reply 7):
ABD - Sky Airline Chile
Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 8):
ABD = Air Atlanta Icelandic
Quoting IFixPlanes (Reply 9):
ABD is the Boeing Operator Identification Code for Abu Dhabi Amiri Flight.

Any other guesses? Best out of five?


User currently offlineLMP737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (1 year 7 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2430 times:

BAB-British Airways.

User currently online747classic From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 2153 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (1 year 7 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2369 times:

Boeing has the following codes :

Model series , contains the Boeing customer code, except in the 787 series.

Examples : 747-8R7F = 747-8F series, with Boeing customer code R7 = Cargolux.
777-306 = 777-300 series, with Boeing customer code 06 = KLM
787-9 = indicates only the model series, no customer code.

The Boeing customer code ( 2 letter and/or number - combination) identifies the original customer, who placed the final order. When the aircraft is transferred to another customer the code stays the same.

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The (Boeing Internal) Operator Identification Code (three letters), identifies the airline or lessor, that currently operates the aircraft.

Examples : CLX = Cargolux, TLS = Atlas Air, ABM = AirBridgeCargo, etc.

When the aircraft is transferred to another operator the Operator Identification Code also changes.



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User currently offlineHMUcfm56 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 7 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2223 times:

Quoting IFixPlanes (Reply 9):
ABD is the Boeing Operator Identification Code for Abu Dhabi Amiri Flight.
I did not find any information about KBL.

Yep, ABD = Abu Dhabi Amiri Flight
And KBL = Sky Blue Holdings, LLC


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