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Boeing Customer Codes

Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:06 am

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

ABD
KBL

Thanks!
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RE: Boeing Customer Codes

Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:15 am

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.
 
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RE: Boeing Customer Codes

Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:19 am

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

Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:20 am

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.

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RE: Boeing Customer Codes

Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:24 am

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!
 
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RE: Boeing Customer Codes

Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:28 am

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

ABD

Air Berlin Deutschland?
 
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RE: Boeing Customer Codes

Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:29 am

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.
 
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RE: Boeing Customer Codes

Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:43 am

ABD - Sky Airline Chile

KBL - Hong Kong Airlines

Just taking a guess here based on registrations.
 
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RE: Boeing Customer Codes

Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:51 am

Quoting NYC777 (Thread starter):
ABD

ABD = Air Atlanta Icelandic

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RE: Boeing Customer Codes

Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:21 am

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

Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:22 am

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?
 
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RE: Boeing Customer Codes

Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:16 am

BAB-British Airways.
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RE: Boeing Customer Codes

Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:38 pm

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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RE: Boeing Customer Codes

Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:24 pm

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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