schreiner
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What Is An "company 747"?

Fri Nov 02, 2001 8:19 pm

I'm listening to SPL/AMS tower live stream, and they are talking about a "company 747" ... what kind of carrier is that? Can anybody help me?
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Wouter
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Andreas
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RE: What Is An "company 747"?

Fri Nov 02, 2001 8:22 pm

I guess it means a Boeing 747 as corporate jet. Why not, there are a few, as far as I know.
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trident3
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RE: What Is An "company 747"?

Fri Nov 02, 2001 8:25 pm

At LHR the ground controllers refer to aircraft from the same airline as "company" ie a BA737 following a BA777 would be told to "follow the company 777"

Hope this helps
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FrankM
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RE: What Is An "company 747"?

Fri Nov 02, 2001 8:26 pm

For example an ATC transmission reading like this:
"KLM XXX line up runway XX behind landing company 747!" means, that the landing traffic also is a KLM aircraft!
Company is therefore not really an airline....!

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Frank
 
Andreas
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RE: What Is An "company 747"?

Fri Nov 02, 2001 8:30 pm

I didn't know that, but it sounds logic. Thank you!
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yka
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RE: What Is An "company 747"?

Fri Nov 02, 2001 8:51 pm

I think its a 747 in Boeing colours, not a corporate jet.
 
atcboy73
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RE: What Is An "company 747"?

Fri Nov 02, 2001 8:57 pm

Frankm and Trident3 are correct. "Company" refers to the same airline as the plane being addressed. I am an air traffic controller and this is how we (in the US) would use this.

Example: Delta 475 , number 2, runway 27L cleared to land, traffic, company 727 2 mile final.
 
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RE: What Is An "company 747"?

Fri Nov 02, 2001 9:23 pm

Atcboy73, Trident and Frankm are absolutely correct.

In SIN this is used eg "SINGAPORE 2 cleared to line up 20 LEFT after landing company 777" which in turn means that Singapore 2 is cleared to line up on the runway after the same company's (IE SINGAPORE) 777 has passed him.

Hope this helps here.

 
donder10
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RE: What Is An "company 747"?

Fri Nov 02, 2001 9:33 pm

Another777fan is spot on
 
schreiner
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RE: What Is An Company 747"?

Sat Nov 03, 2001 12:32 am

Great guys, thanx...

Grtz,
Wouter
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transswede
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RE: What Is An "company 747"?

Sat Nov 03, 2001 12:42 am

Isn't "company" one of the nicknames for the CIA?...  Smile
 
pecoua
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RE: What Is An "company 747"?

Sat Nov 03, 2001 1:14 am

In a nutshell,

When the term "company" is used, it means that atc is talking to an airplane about another airplane of the same airline. For example, if a United 747 is waiting to takeoff because a United 747 is landing, ATC will say something like "waiting for company 747 to land 4R" Hope that helps.
 
TurbineBeaver
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RE: What Is An "company 747"?

Sat Nov 03, 2001 1:17 am

If I am a captain of a UA 747, and there is another UA 747 on finals, in front of me, I am told to follow the "company 747".

Got i?

TB

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