LGWflyer
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Does BA World Cargo Use Speedbird Callsign?

Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:25 pm

So with the recent British Airways World Cargo 747-8, I was just wondering if it does also use the speedbird callsign?
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skipness1E
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RE: Does BA World Cargo Use Speedbird Callsign?

Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:49 am

Yes BAW3000 flight numbers, callsign "Speedbird"
 
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RE: Does BA World Cargo Use Speedbird Callsign?

Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:52 am

Quoting LGWflyer (Thread starter):
So with the recent British Airways World Cargo 747-8, I was just wondering if it does also use the speedbird callsign?

BAWC flights are operated by Global Supply System.

http://www.gssair.co.uk/

The carrier does operates under the call sign Speedbird according to:

http://www.jethros.org.uk/fleets/fle...listings/global_supply_systems.htm
 
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RE: Does BA World Cargo Use Speedbird Callsign?

Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:09 am

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 1):
Yes BAW3000 flight numbers, callsign "Speedbird"
Quoting GSTBA (Reply 2):
The carrier does operates under the call sign Speedbird according to:

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RE: Does BA World Cargo Use Speedbird Callsign?

Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:23 am

To the best of my knowledge, GSS uses the call sign "Jet Lift" on the radios. Insiders, feel free to correct me, though!
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RE: Does BA World Cargo Use Speedbird Callsign?

Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:24 am

In that jethros.org/uk etc. web site above, it clearly says that in their own colors the use "Jet Lift," but when flying in BA livery they use "Speedbird."
 
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RE: Does BA World Cargo Use Speedbird Callsign?

Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:13 am

Simple BA scheduled services use "Speedbird' whilst ad-hoc charters that are GSS contracts use the "Jet Lift" call signs.
 
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RE: Does BA World Cargo Use Speedbird Callsign?

Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:42 pm

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 1):
Yes BAW3000 flight numbers, callsign "Speedbird"

More specifically I believe that British Airways World Cargo flights operated by GSS are allocated call signs in the range BAW3301 to BAW3599.
 
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RE: Does BA World Cargo Use Speedbird Callsign?

Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:09 pm

It does use Speedbird callsign , I had ATC on when it was arriving in Chicago, contacted tower with a Speedbird call sign.
 
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RE: Does BA World Cargo Use Speedbird Callsign?

Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:14 pm

Quoting VV701 (Reply 7):
led services use "Speedbird' whilst ad-hoc charters that are GSS contracts use the "Jet Lift" call signs.

I saw and heard (both engine sound and radio communications on 129.10) G-GSSD for the first time last night as it flew over my house in Northern Ireland at 22:14Z heading for the atlantic at FL300. Flight number was BAW 3573 and call sign was Speedbird 3573. The aircraft was actually routing FRA-ATL and was strangely followed by a Lufthansa Cargo MD-11 also routing FRA to the USA, might have also been ATL. I wonder why BAWC is competing with GEC out of FRA instead of airports on its own doorstep? I know STN is normally used.
 
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RE: Does BA World Cargo Use Speedbird Callsign?

Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:03 pm

Quoting ordcargo (Reply 8):
It does use Speedbird callsign , I had ATC on when it was arriving in Chicago, contacted tower with a Speedbird call sign.

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RE: Does BA World Cargo Use Speedbird Callsign?

Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:10 pm

Quoting b764 (Reply 10):

It was here this past Wednesday. I don't know when the next time will be but it should be soon!