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Clones of every ANZ flight with EAG callsign

I’ve noticed this since the 17th of November, and had assumed it would pass over time. However, it appears to be firmly in place so I figured I’d raise it here.

For every Air New Zealand flight (callsign ANZ) there is also a clone appearing with the callsign EAG and the same flight number, but it’s not an Eagle Air flight. Eagle Air operate a feet of Beech 1900D aircraft on domestic operations between mostly small regional airports in New Zealand (classic flight here flightaware.com/live/flight/EAG187)

Yet if you visit flightaware.com/live/flight/ANZ842 and when the flight is actually in the air, you see it (at least) twice. Once from the actual data of ANZ842, and another from the estimated position of EAG842. As far as I can tell, this applies to every ANZ flight in air. It’s making busy times impractical to follow in New Zealand, as there’s so many clones you often can’t make out individual targets.

I’m not sure whether Airways New Zealand changed something in their data feed around the 17th, or whether an update has occurred on the website around that time, but I thought I’d mention it here in the hope it can get addressed.


This issue is still occurring. Does anyone from FA read these bug reports here?

Our developers are aware of this issue and they are currently looking into what is causing this to occur. They should hopefully have this resolved shortly. Thank you for your patience during this time.

It seems to be resolved now but these A320 aircraft are actually ANZ aircraft with there decals on them EAG seems to have gone

It might have been temporarily fixed at the time, but it certainly has been back since.

That being said, I note this evening, for the first time, I’m seeing clean skies in NZ with only ANZ callsigns and no EAG clones. Yay.