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Old 27th Jan 2021, 17:39
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BAW is the callsign.
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Old 27th Jan 2021, 17:43
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Ok, thanks, what happened to 'Speedbird'?
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Old 27th Jan 2021, 17:52
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It's still "Speedbird" BAW is the IATA code on the flightstrip
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Old 27th Jan 2021, 17:57
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Ah, I see, I think. Is this an ATC thing?
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Old 27th Jan 2021, 18:39
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more of an IATA thing, it can actually confuse ATC eg; MSK used to be "bluestar" (Maersk when operating as a BA franchise)
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Old 27th Jan 2021, 18:52
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Isnít BAW an ICAO allocation ? & IATA code being BA.
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Old 27th Jan 2021, 18:54
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yes, sorry I was thinking of airport 3 letter identifiers which are IATA, the callsign is ICAO
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Old 29th Jan 2021, 11:32
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For the uninitiated:

IATA (International Air Transport Association) airline codes have two letters (or a number & letter) whilst ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) codes have three letters. BA needed a third letter for its ICAO code so BAW made sense. (BAL was Britannia.)

With airports IATA have three letters & ICAO four. Heathrow for example is LHR & EGLL The pilots on PPRuNe tend to use ICAO codes & SLFs like me IATA ones but you can always check them on the web.
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Old 30th Jan 2021, 01:01
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Thankyou for the explanation.
Just to be clear, when someone uses the expression BAW, it means BA?
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Old 30th Jan 2021, 07:09
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Yes: we understand BAW means British Airways!
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Old 22nd Feb 2021, 19:02
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International Airlines Group (IAG) said a loan and deal on deferred pension contributions had boosted BA's liquidity by £2.45bn as the industry burns through cash due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Under the pension scheme agreement, worth £450m, the airline will pay no dividends to IAG before the end of 2023 in return for delaying deficit contributions due between October 2020 and September 2021.
https://news.sky.com/story/british-a...lence-12225535
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Old 26th Feb 2021, 16:27
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Bit annoying that. Got the NAPS email and thought to myself "didn't BA take a pension holiday in the '90s".
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Old 27th Feb 2021, 15:58
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All corporations see Pension Plans as optional. The really should be laws about this. Pension is salary.
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Old 27th Feb 2021, 16:24
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Lots of companies did. Investments were strong, and pension funds then were not permitted to add to surpluses.
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Old 27th Feb 2021, 17:06
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APS took the hit on that, not NAPS.
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Old 28th Feb 2021, 21:40
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In return for the payment delay, the NAPS trustees appear to have negotiated a charge over the East and West Maintenance areas. No idea what they are worth but it seems like a reasonable thing to do in the current dire circumstances and it will have been negotiated with a lot of legal / covenant advice and possibly with oversight from the Pension Regulator. I cannot see what else they could have done without risking the company.
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Old 5th Mar 2021, 07:41
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Accra and Islamabad move to LGW is now off (as is the domestic LGW routes for now). Expect DOH to follow suit and all to remain at LHR
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Old 5th Mar 2021, 10:53
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DOH is a different kettle of fish. I believe this is a OneWorld thing, Qatar will be doing the LHR to DOH on behalf of the alliance and, because Qatar have dropped LGW themselves, BA will thus take up the slack. I stand to be corrected but I believe this is the rationale here.
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Old 5th Mar 2021, 12:15
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Qatar haven’t dropped LGW. Do you check anything you write before posting it?
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Old 5th Mar 2021, 16:59
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What flights do Qatar operate out of LGW? Can't find any for sale - all come up as BA flts
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