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ATC Callsigns  
User currently offlineBigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 54
Posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 6451 times:

What are the ATC callsigns, IF NOT OBVIOUS, for the following airlines:

American Trans Air
Air Tran
Midwest
Frontier
Spirit
Song
America West Express
Continental Express
US Airways Express
Air Canada
Air Canada Jazz (will that be the same?)


Phil Derner Jr.
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User currently offlineErj-145mech From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 306 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 6425 times:

Continental Express (BTA) Jetlink
Air Tran Citrus
US Airways Express..depends on which company, there are several.

[Edited 2003-11-29 19:14:53]

User currently offlineModesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2801 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 6414 times:

American Trans Air - AmTran
Song - Delta (it's not a separate airline, so it uses the "Delta" callsign)


User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5057 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 6415 times:

Jazz is JAZZ

I believe American Trans air is "AIR TRANS" which would be the reason AirTran had to choose something different, which is CITRUS

Continental Express operated by Expressjet Airlines is JETLINK

Frontier & Spirit are FRONTIER & SPIRIT

As for Air Canada, is it CANADA or LEAF? I thought I remember hearing "LEAF" on a scanner one time.

bruce



Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
User currently offlinePilotpip From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3150 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 6394 times:

Call signs you might hear for US Airways Express(just the ones I know)

Chataqua-Chataqua Airlines
Air Shuttle(no idea who this is)
Waterski-Trans States Airlines

America West is Cactus, again the codeshare flights are operated by different carriers.

Here are a few other ones off the top of my head since I'm at work for 13 hours today and bored.

Airborne Express- Abex
ValuJet was Critter
I've heard Air Canada used



DMI
User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 6383 times:

Here is a great site for callsigns, IATA, ICAO codes etc:

http://www.airlinecodes.co.uk

Air Canada's callsign is just Air Canada.

DC-10


User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5057 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 6340 times:

did any of AC's affiliates use "leaf" before becoming Jazz? I could almost swear I remember somebody using "leaf" and i think it was when I went to seattle & YVR.

bruce



Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
User currently offlineGoboeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2698 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6317 times:

Bruce,
American Trans Air's callsign is "Am Tran"
Also, no one mentioned Midwest which is "Midex"

The link that DC-10 Levo provided has them all...

Nick


User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4491 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6282 times:

Also I think all of Delta's Song flights are have four-digit flight numbers all starting with 2 (i.e. DAL2139)


I got my head checked--by a jumbo jet
User currently offlineBigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 54
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6275 times:

I heard "song" called over the scanner all day today, so maybe they changed it?


Phil Derner Jr.
User currently offlineGoboeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2698 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 6232 times:

Phil,
Maybe they were referring to a Song jet on the ground? Like, "Midex 1 taxi to runway 4 give way to the Song on your right." That's more helpful than saying Delta.

Nick


User currently offlineWindowSeat From United States of America, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 1312 posts, RR: 57
Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 6213 times:


I tune in to JFK tower quite frequently over the web and they always refer to Song as "delta".

cheers




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User currently offlineAASilverbird From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 6206 times:

I flew UA over the weekend ORD-CLE and on the return, while listenting to ATC on channel 9 (man, I love that feature!!!), I heard 'Flagship' and 'Blue Ridge' Can anyone tell me what airlines use these c/s?? Also, is 'Cactus' America West?

As an aside, it's so awesome to listen to ATC inflight and the correlation b/t ATC with your flt and the aircraft's movement. It would be amazing if more carriers included this as an inflight feature!


User currently offlineViflyer From US Virgin Islands, joined May 1999, 500 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 6192 times:

AAsliverbird:
I'm not sure about Flagship but Blue Ridge is Atlantic Coast Airlines (United Express) and Catus is America West.



I reject your reality and subsitute my own
User currently offlineTheiler From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 633 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 6180 times:

"Flagship" is Pinnacle (NW's CRJ-flying Regional).

User currently offlineAASilverbird From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 6160 times:

ViFlyer and Theiler, thanks for the info!

AASilverbird


User currently offlineB747Skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 6153 times:

Foreign pilot point of view here -
xxx
Friends, you are confused about ATC callsigns... so are we, pilots...
Here is the situation... I was in a classroom with Argentina pilots, they are all concerned about good communications in English with ATC in USA... But some came to ask me "how do you know what airplane is with these call signs...?" -
xxx
At some busy airports in USA, ground control for taxi instructions depends much on listening "who is going where"... I would not know what a "Cactus 737 is" - I have a vague idea - But in my days in USA, besides Clipper and Speedbird - very well known call signs - the names where painted on the airplane and easy to read.
xxx
In the USA - there is a definite abuse of "cute" call signs... You do not have that confusion at other busy airports overseas - FRA, LHR, CDG, NRT, SIN...
The call sign is written ON the airplanes...
xxx
Just wanted to give you the opinion of foreign pilots here.
As confused as you are...
We already have a hell of a time knowing what a CRJ "something" or an Embraer "whatever" is.
At least there is no doubt as to who "Argentina 1234" is...
xxx
Happy contrails  Smile
(s) Skipper


User currently offlineN312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2682 posts, RR: 16
Reply 17, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 6108 times:

I found it interesting that Atlantic Coast Airlines is "Patriot"


Fly Delta's Big Jets!
User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 6104 times:

Canadian North/Air NorTerra (5T) uses the callsign "Empress"....

CanadianNorth



What could possibly go wrong?
User currently offlineAASilverbird From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 6092 times:

I found it interesting that Atlantic Coast Airlines is "Patriot"

OK, now I'm a little confused.....is Atlantic Coast Airlines 'Patriot' or 'Blue Ridge'? When I asked about 'Blue Ridge' above it was reported as Atlantic Coast Airlines.


User currently offlineViflyer From US Virgin Islands, joined May 1999, 500 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 6050 times:

No..ACA is Blue Ridge, I see them and hear them every day when i'm at work at ORD. That's also where ACA a/c get the last two letters on there reg. (i.e. N123BR).



I reject your reality and subsitute my own
User currently offlineAASilverbird From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 6044 times:

OK, got it...thanks again for the clarification, Viflyer!  Smile

User currently offlineAir1727 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 6033 times:

American Trans Air - "AMTRAN"
AirTran - "CITRUS"
Midwest - "MIDEX"
Frontier - "FRONTIER"
Spirit - "SPIRIT" (ICAO filing is "SPIRIT WINGS" but rarely used)
Song - "DELTA" (Song does not have its own certificate)
America West Express (Mesa Airlines) - "AIR SHUTTLE"
Continental Express - "JET LINK"
US Airways Express (Air Midwest) - "AIR MIDWEST"
US Airways Express (Allegheny) - "ALLEGHENY"
US Airways Express (Chautauqua) - "CHAUTAUQUA"
US Airways Express (Colgan Air) - "COLGAN"
US Airways Express (Mesa Airlines) - "AIR SHUTTLE"
US Airways Express (Piedmont Airlines) - "PIEDMONT"
US Airways Express (Potomac Airlines) - "DISTRICT"
US Airways Express (PSA Airlines) - "BLUE STREAK"
US Airways Express (Trans States) - "WATERSKI"
Air Canada - "AIR CANADA"
Air Canada Jazz - "JAZZ"

Some notes for fun:

Canadian North radio "EMPRESS" came from the callsign of the late CP Air.
AirTran radio was originally "MANATEE" and later changed its callsign to "CITRUS" after acquisition by ValuJet ("CRITTER").


User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5057 posts, RR: 15
Reply 23, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5993 times:

Actually, "critter" would make an excellent calsign for Frontier with their animal tails livery. Quite fitting, isnt it? But probably not a good idea considering the history of "critter".....


bruce



Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
User currently offlineYWG From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 1146 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5933 times:

Air Canada-"Air Canada" or "Canada"
Air Canada Regional- "Jazz"
Zip Air- "Wind zip"
First Air-"First Air"
Northwest Airlines-"Northwest"
Westjet-"Westjet"
Skyservice-"Sky Tour"
America West-"Cactus"
Mesaba-"Mesaba"
United Express- "Wisconsin"
Canadian Forces Hercules or A310-"CanForce"
Canadian Forces Dash 8-"Gonzo"
Canadian Forces CF-18-"Cougar"
Air Transat-"Air Transat" or "Transat"
Jetblue-"Jet Blue"

FedEx-"FedEx"
Kelowna Flightcraft-"Flightcraft"
Morning Star-"Morning Star"
UPS-"UPS"

Virgin Atlantic-"Virgin"
Japan Air Lines-"Japan"
Air France-"Air France"
Air New Zealand-"New Zealand"
Lufthansa-"Lufthansa"
Korean Air-"Korean Air"
United Airlines-"United"
KLM-"KLM"
British Airways-"Speed Bird"
American Airlines-"American"
Condor-"Condor"
Continental-"Continental"
Alitalia-"Alitalia"
Horizon Airlines-"Horizon"
Ansett Australia-"Ansett"
Delta-"Delta"
Cathay Pacific Airways-"Cathay"
US Airways-"US Air"
Aer Lingus- "Shammrock"
Eva Airways- "Eva"
Alaska Airlines- "Alaska"
Air Tahiti Nui- "Tahiti"
China Eastern Cargo- "Eastern"
Northwest Express- "Flagship"
China Airlines- "Dynasty"



Contact Winnipeg center now on 134.4, good day.
25 Brubiac : SN Brussels Airlines: S-tail Citybird: Dreamflight ----> doesn't exist anymore Malmö Aviation: Scan Wing Aer Lingus: Shamrock MNG Airlines: Blacksea
26 InnocuousFox : With Frontier, I believe they have to say "Frontier Flight". Also, the reason for the "cute" names is due to things that sound similar. The obvious ex
27 AASilverbird : Seeing as how United is operating aircraft in Ted's new livery, is their callsign still 'United' or is/will the c/s be 'Ted'?
28 InnocuousFox : It will be the same thing. It's just like when they ran "United Shuttle" service... same callsign. The difference for the airline is strictly in sched
29 Air1727 : Actually, when American West first came to be in the early 80s, its callsign was in fact "AMERICA WEST", however, for phraseology reasons, it was chan
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