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by GoSteelers
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Runway Incursion at JFK - Jan 10, 2020
Replies: 51
Views: 11467

Re: DL Runway Incursion at JFK - Jan 10, 2020

From a ATC point of you, if a correct read back isn’t received, it’s like nothing was issued. She made a mistake not solitciting a read back of hold short instructions. I also fault the technique of issuing an important clearance like a hold short and in the same transmission adding another question...

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by GoSteelers
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 2831

Re: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2020

Not sure if you mis-typed but there is no 9C. It’s going to between 10/28 and 9R/27L

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by GoSteelers
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL operations
Replies: 34
Views: 5844

Re: ATL operations

The reason I can call it the “Papa Loop” is we have a coded taxi route signed by certain operators that pilots are supposed to be aware of. For an aircraft that lands 9R, they can be issued a ATC clearance that says “taxi via the Papa Loop”. The aircraft will follow the prescribed routing. He still...

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by GoSteelers
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL operations
Replies: 34
Views: 5844

Re: ATL operations

The reason I can call it the “Papa Loop” is we have a coded taxi route signed by certain operators that pilots are supposed to be aware of. For an aircraft that lands 9R, they can be issued a ATC clearance that says “taxi via the Papa Loop”. The aircraft will follow the prescribed routing. He still ...

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by GoSteelers
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA A332 at EWR
Replies: 10
Views: 3721

Re: HA A332 at EWR

Yes, both the Raiders and the Seahawks fly HA. -DBC False. The Seahawks Charter with Delta and have for several years. FALSE. HA has been the charter for the last 2 years for Seahawks. Only during the playoffs is when DL takes over flying the Seahawks. HA had to drop the Seahawks a few years becaus...

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by GoSteelers
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL operations
Replies: 34
Views: 5844

Re: ATL operations

Papa loop on the south side allows for faster departures Eastbound and not having arriving traffic on 9R and 10 not cross in front of 9L departures. The same process works very well for ORD. I do understand that is alot of aircraft poured onto ground ops on the south side though. When in eastbound ...

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by GoSteelers
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL operations
Replies: 34
Views: 5844

Re: ATL operations

There’s some good in depth information in this study. https://www.faa.gov/airports/planning_capacity/profiles/media/ATL-Airport-Capacity-Profile-2018.pdf If you read the “current capacity chart” on the third page, which incorporates arrivals as well as departures, you’ll notice that all flows are h...

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by GoSteelers
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL operations
Replies: 34
Views: 5844

Re: ATL operations

http://www.airportviewer.com Select ATL and spend time observing traffic patterns. And, yes, peak efficiency is a west operation. Most 27R departures use the LC intersection. Heavies our aircraft with flow times mostly use full length. ILL Wrong. Peak efficiency is eastbound. The arrival rate peaks...

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by GoSteelers
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL operations
Replies: 34
Views: 5844

Re: ATL operations

There’s some good in depth information in this study. https://www.faa.gov/airports/planning_capacity/profiles/media/ATL-Airport-Capacity-Profile-2018.pdf If you read the “current capacity chart” on the third page, which incorporates arrivals as well as departures, you’ll notice that all flows are hi...

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by GoSteelers
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL operations
Replies: 34
Views: 5844

Re: ATL operations

Those are arrival rates only. Last time I checked, airplanes have to depart as well. But don’t let my 10 years of experience in the FAA, including multiple years working ATL tower, mean anything.

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by GoSteelers
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL operations
Replies: 34
Views: 5844

Re: ATL operations

http://www.airportviewer.com Select ATL and spend time observing traffic patterns. And, yes, peak efficiency is a west operation. Most 27R departures use the LC intersection. Heavies our aircraft with flow times mostly use full length. ILL Wrong. Peak efficiency is eastbound. The arrival rate peaks...

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by GoSteelers
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN ending LGA-MKE
Replies: 55
Views: 6848

Re: WN ending LGA-MKE

For someone who seems to have a good knowledge of the Milwaukee market; I’m curious what your thoughts are on ATL. Southwest does two flights a day and each time I’m onboard they aren’t close to full. Of course with DAL flying the route as well, I wonder if SWA is considering dropping ATL-MKE. I loo...

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by GoSteelers
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contract ramp worker killed in ATL
Replies: 7
Views: 5044

Re: Contract ramp worker killed in ATL

A few weeks ago DAL coordinated a two minute freeze on all ground movement at Atlanta to honor the ramper that was killed at JFK. I think it would be a nice gesture for them to do the same now.

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by GoSteelers
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sheboygan airport getting int'l traffic- who?
Replies: 20
Views: 3040

Re: Sheboygan airport getting int'l traffic- who?

Get it built before the Ryder Cup September 2020?

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by GoSteelers
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 13406

Re: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2019

The a380 is approved on 9R/27L. That is the usual arrival runway. He can depart as well on that runway.

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by GoSteelers
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 13406

Re: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2019

They arrived and parked at a gate on the E and F terminals. They were then towed to north cargo where they stayed overnight. They then departed without going back to the terminals.

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by GoSteelers
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 13406

Re: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2019

Three different Virgin 747’s on the ground. One for the normal flight and two repos from Orlando. Two just took off heading back south.

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by GoSteelers
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA1584 Today AUS-DFW
Replies: 14
Views: 3300

Re: AA1584 Today AUS-DFW

At my airport, the ARFF crew is positioned at the entrance to the ramp, well in advance, of the arrival. So absolutely zero delay and zero extra taxi.

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by GoSteelers
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA ORD Ground Stop 7-29-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 6503

Re: AA ORD Ground Stop 7-29-2019

The wall of weather is mostly just rain. Big gaps between the yellow. The WSR88 system was the worst thing that ever happened to aviation. Another hysterical overreaction by ATC. If it’s a GS for a specific airline, as in AA and Subs only, I can pretty much guarantee it was not an ATC issue, it was...

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by GoSteelers
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do pilots always understand ATC?
Replies: 39
Views: 7847

Re: Do pilots always understand ATC?

No, the pilot is wrong. ATC isn’t there to serve him; we are there to serve everyone equally. I am sworn to provide safe and efficient service to everyone, whether you are in an A380 or a C182. I understand you have been flying long enough that you feel entitled cause you are flying a heavy, but don...

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by GoSteelers
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do pilots always understand ATC?
Replies: 39
Views: 7847

Re: Do pilots always understand ATC?

As accurately noted above, if a pilot does not understand a clearance, he requests it restated until he does. I think the funniest thing I heard was at YYZ last year. As it was the late evening Ground and Clearance Delivery were the same controlller. As we were taxiing in, Emirates received the cle...

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by GoSteelers
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Chicago TRACON controlled airspace dimensions
Replies: 6
Views: 2242

Re: Chicago TRACON controlled airspace dimensions

Here is a link from the public FAA website that has some pics. Although it’s not up to date; in fact it’s from the old O’Hare layout, I would guess the diagrams that show the airspace are still relatively accurate. https://www.faa.gov/airports/airport_development/omp/planning/mp/oamp/media/Section_I...

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by GoSteelers
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Chicago TRACON controlled airspace dimensions
Replies: 6
Views: 2242

Re: Chicago TRACON controlled airspace dimensions

If you look on the public FAA website they have a not great picture of C90’s airspace in an article about STARS. I tried to post the pic but I can’t. Chicago Tracon is bordered by Milwaukee Tracon on the north, almost on the Wisconsin/Illinois border. Rockford is to the west. I don’t know for sure b...

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by GoSteelers
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Increased commercial traffic and existing airspace
Replies: 2
Views: 1045

Re: Increased commercial traffic and existing airspace

In every air traffic facility, there are standard operating procedures that cover departure and arrival procedures at every airport within their airspace. I’m not from the area but I’m assuming Paine Field is underneath Seattle approach control. There is a letter of agreement, or LOA, that spells ou...

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by GoSteelers
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL in ATL 4/19
Replies: 28
Views: 3679

Re: DL in ATL 4/19

Inbounds landing Miami and Jacksonville Centers were ground stopped for hours today. Obviously, anything departing ATL towards the south hits these centers. So, although ATL may have been reporting delays, it wasn’t all charged to them.

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by GoSteelers
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC and approach/departure rules for special events (AGS this weekend)
Replies: 12
Views: 2149

Re: ATC and approach/departure rules for special events (AGS this weekend)

As far as the ground stops and delay programs, this is unfortunately a necessary evil when so much traffic wants to land at approximately the same window. Other airports near Augusta, including Aiken (AIK), SC, DNL Field and Thomson, GA (HVQ?) also get delayed as well.

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by GoSteelers
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC and approach/departure rules for special events (AGS this weekend)
Replies: 12
Views: 2149

Re: ATC and approach/departure rules for special events (AGS this weekend)

To answer the question, Augusta is an approach control with tower. Each year, the FAA does a special bid and brings in controllers from other facilities to work the tower. Since tower functions are relatively simple, a temp controller and figure it out pretty quick. The regular AGS controllers that ...

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by GoSteelers
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD and triple parallel landings
Replies: 37
Views: 5655

Re: ORD and triple parallel landings

Atlanta does it all the time. If the weather is garbage they will land triple arrivals from about 730am to 9pm almost nonstop.

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by GoSteelers
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA862 almost lands at the wrong airport
Replies: 46
Views: 12903

Re: AA862 almost lands at the wrong airport

The FAF for RSW is 1500, so 800 isn’t as low as you would think. However, this looks close. This happens often enough at Fort Myers where this isn’t all that shocking. There are procedures to try and prevent this from a controller point of view, but speaking from my own experience as an approach con...

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by GoSteelers
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Air Service Discussion - 2018
Replies: 144
Views: 17259

Re: Atlanta Air Service Discussion - 2018

The T expansion is a novel idea and I like it. The main problem is, this does absolutely nothing to solve the problem of a shortage of gates for widebody aircraft. This is a good stopgap solution for the interim but how long can they actually go in the long term without adding G? Also, I wonder wha...

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by GoSteelers
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounding many airplanes.
Replies: 71
Views: 13087

Re: Southwest grounding many airplanes.

At the airport I work at, a pretty busy one at that, we, in coordination with the major airline operators here, started our construction last Monday, also an indicator that the summer schedules are starting to slow down.

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by GoSteelers
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounding many airplanes.
Replies: 71
Views: 13087

Re: Southwest grounding many airplanes.

We haven't hit Labor Day yet. Summer is still peaking. I don't think so. When I was a kid in the 60's and 70's, I never was in public school before mid Sept. Somehow since then, although summer doesn't end until 9/21, the start date of schools in the US has crept earlier, now to mid-late August. So...

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by GoSteelers
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounding many airplanes.
Replies: 71
Views: 13087

Re: Southwest grounding many airplanes.

I’d like to see actual numbers, but being where I live every school district started school two weeks ago, I don’t see how travel hasn’t decreased from a month ago.

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by GoSteelers
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 101508

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Speaking as a current controller; y’all are nuts if you want to add any kind of control like that. I can guarantee there isn’t a single controller that wants that. And just for the record, on any given day I talk to numerous American MX, Delta MX, SWA MX, etc... that reposition from ramps on one sid...

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by GoSteelers
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will APF ever get airline operations?
Replies: 17
Views: 1464

Re: Will APF ever get airline operations?

It’s not even 45 miles; closer to 30. And not a terrible drive. But, the Naples area caters to a very weathy population; especially “in season”. I would think jetblue would move one of their multiple JFK/BOS flights during the season to APF if they could. I thought there was some sort of airport li...

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by GoSteelers
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will APF ever get airline operations?
Replies: 17
Views: 1464

Re: Will APF ever get airline operations?

It’s not even 45 miles; closer to 30. And not a terrible drive. But, the Naples area caters to a very weathy population; especially “in season”. I would think jetblue would move one of their multiple JFK/BOS flights during the season to APF if they could. I thought there was some sort of airport lim...

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by GoSteelers
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta asks DOT to downgauge Cuba flying to RJs
Replies: 48
Views: 9016

Re: Delta asks DOT to downgauge Cuba flying to RJs

Not sure when it’s been a 757. Every time I’ve worked it it’s been an A319.

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by GoSteelers
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta
Replies: 68
Views: 10706

Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

So people were filming as the man approached the aircraft but suddenly no one is filming when he supposedly climbs on to the wing and pounds on the windows? There have been some pics of him standing on the wing. I saved one but I’m not sure the legality of posting it here without proper credit. I’m...

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by GoSteelers
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta
Replies: 68
Views: 10706

Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

As crazy as this story is, I've yet to see any video of the individual climbing onto the wing and banging on the window?? If that's the case, then this bizarre event got over sensationalized by the press... If you go to the liveatc.net “interesting recordings” section; you can listen to the actual ...

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by GoSteelers
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AMS Tower
Replies: 11
Views: 1964

Re: AMS Tower

Yeah at 99 percent of FAA towers this is how it’s done. There is a “stripless” system being tested at one of the bigger towers, maybe Newark? The system works. Most large towers don’t really rely on strips. They have the ASD-X for aircraft on the ground and the DBRITE for planes on arrival and it’s...

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by GoSteelers
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AMS Tower
Replies: 11
Views: 1964

Re: AMS Tower

Yeah at 99 percent of FAA towers this is how it’s done. There is a “stripless” system being tested at one of the bigger towers, maybe Newark? The system works.

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by GoSteelers
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL151 ATL-LIM returning to ATL
Replies: 9
Views: 2068

Re: DL151 ATL-LIM returning to ATL

The aircraft needed the longest runway. During the time the aircraft did the first go around and was ready to come in, R27R became unavailable due to a MD88 that lost its steering while taxing in position for departure. DAL151 elected to hold until that aircraft was towed off and 27R became availabl...

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by GoSteelers
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL dual runway takeoffs
Replies: 17
Views: 2407

Re: PHL dual runway takeoffs

Not sure specifically about the distance in PHL but if two parallel runways aren’t far enough apart, they are considered the same runway for ATC purposes. Looking at a quick glimpse of the chart, I would say simultaneous departures of the 9’S are not allowed.

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by GoSteelers
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL Approach Departure Configuration
Replies: 6
Views: 917

Re: ATL Approach Departure Configuration

Some ATL local may be able to tell you when the taxiway around the departure end of 26R went in. Since then, west flow is more efficient and safer and is the preferred calm weather configuration. East flow is most common in IMC conditions and early mornings (redeye and South America arrivals). Wind...

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by GoSteelers
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL Approach Departure Configuration
Replies: 6
Views: 917

Re: ATL Approach Departure Configuration

For full efficiency, the preferred flow is east. The standard arrival and departure rates show that. As stated above, the victor loop is used for east arrivals. It’s just a longer taxi. On the center complex, in east flow, the departures on 9L are usually from M2. Therefore the current Papa loop is ...

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by GoSteelers
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged
Replies: 88
Views: 11055

Re: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged

Don’t believe everything a lawyer says...

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by GoSteelers
Tue May 08, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 33 A332 at BHM today
Replies: 2
Views: 1074

Re: DL 33 A332 at BHM today

We had some weather including a substantial windshift creating a tailwind for 20-30 minutes along with some wind shear so I’m guessing that had something to do with it.

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by GoSteelers
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Callsigns
Replies: 3
Views: 850

Re: Airline Callsigns

https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Order/CNT.pdf

The airlines start at page 91 by company name. Further back they are organized by callsign. Good luck.
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You’d be amazed how many there are but here you go:

https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Order/CNT.pdf

The airlines start at page 91 by company name. Further back they are organized by callsign. Good luck.

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