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Ex-CO 737 Question

Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:53 pm

I noticed when I flew out of SNA today that the UA/CO 737 siting next to my plane had a sticker below the N number. It said "Operated by" and what looked like Continental below that. I think it said Continental but my eyes were playing tricks on me and for a while I thought it said "Canada". But I know it was for sure a word starting with a C. Can someone help me out on this one? I also saw it in IAH and DFW today as well.
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RE: Ex-CO 737 Question

Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:04 am

I want to say if says "Operated by CALA" but I've wondered if my eyes were playing tricks on me too. It's written in very plain stenciling and not very decernable from a distance.
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RE: Ex-CO 737 Question

Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:50 am

IIRC, when CO metal began being painted with the United titles they did put a little tag on the aircraft that mentioned being operated by Continental....which is most likely what you saw.
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RE: Ex-CO 737 Question

Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:56 am

Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 2):
IIRC, when CO metal began being painted with the United titles they did put a little tag on the aircraft that mentioned being operated by Continental....which is most likely what you saw.

That more than likely is what he saw but the decal didn't say operated by Continental it said Operated by (COs Certificate #)

which is probably why he could not make out the word as its a bunch of letters and numbers.
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RE: Ex-CO 737 Question

Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:38 am

http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm233/CALTECHphoto/IMAG0041.jpg
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RE: Ex-CO 737 Question

Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:52 am

This should be no longer the case right, with one SOC?
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RE: Ex-CO 737 Question

Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:12 am

Quoting CALTECH (Reply 4):

Thanks!  
Quoting johnclipper (Reply 5):

It was most likely applied before SOC when the fleet was getting repainted/decaled.
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RE: Ex-CO 737 Question

Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:13 am

Was CO's Operating Certificate number CALA014A?
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RE: Ex-CO 737 Question

Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:25 pm

Quoting johnclipper (Reply 5):
This should be no longer the case right, with one SOC?

The information does not need to be removed because it is accurate. The surviving (single) operating certificate is the old Continental one.
 
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RE: Ex-CO 737 Question

Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:58 pm

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 7):
Was CO's Operating Certificate number CALA014A?

Yes.

Continental Air Lines A014A.

[Edited 2012-04-03 07:59:19]

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RE: Ex-CO 737 Question

Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:29 am

I was informed this was required so as contract ground service personnel could distinquish between the two fleets.
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RE: Ex-CO 737 Question

Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:47 am

Quoting iahcsr (Reply 10):
was informed this was required so as contract ground service personnel could distinquish between the two fleets.

No its a legal requirement....every aircraft somewhere on it has to have either the name or certificate number of the operating airline painted on it. Its not an issue with mainline fleet usually but as the aircraft was already painted with United titles it had to have an identifier on it to ID it as a CO bird. Once SOC happened the CALA014A number could be removed. I wonder if they needed to paint operated by United or CALA014A onto the aircraft that still have CO titles.

Quoting crash65 (Reply 8):

The information does not need to be removed because it is accurate. The surviving (single) operating certificate is the old Continental one.

The surviving certificate is the CO one however I know that they did a name change at SOC. That may have changed the prefix....I'm not sure.
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RE: Ex-CO 737 Question

Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:13 pm

Here is a link to the current UA/CO certificate. It is still CALA014A, and has both the United and Continental names on it still, so all aircraft should be covered whether they say United, Continental, or CALA014A.

http://av-info.faa.gov/detail.asp?DS...S+INC+%2D+CONTINENTAL+AIRLINES+INC