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UnitedFlyer
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Company Jet Designation

Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:06 am

Oftentimes when listening to channel 9 on UA, I will hear the tower tell our aircraft to "follow the company 737" or some other aircraft type. What is a "company jet?"
 
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RE: Company Jet Designation

Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:13 am

An airplane operated by the same company as the one the tower is communicating to (ie another United plane, in this case)
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RE: Company Jet Designation

Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:14 am

same company as the one ATC is talking to.

If you are on a UA flight and a controller tells that pilot to follow a company they mean the *same* company, in this case United.
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RE: Company Jet Designation

Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:15 am

It simply means another aircraft in "your" (a given flight crew's) company's colors. I.e., instead of saying "United 123 follow the United 737-900," they'll simply say "United 123 follow your company jet."
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UnitedFlyer
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RE: Company Jet Designation

Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:01 am

Good to know.....thanks!!!

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