ICAO "TEC"


#1

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/TEC3420 shows “TEC” as “Tea Cyprus Ltd” … it’s not that.


#2

I just saw this too. Seems to be regular (every business day) service between Hillsboro Oregon and SJC. Does anybody know what this is?

flightaware.com/live/flight/TEC232


#3

It’s the Intel shuttle, but I can’t find a reference to who is holding the certificate.


#4

That was my guess. I wonder what the deal is with TEA Cyprus? Regardless, why would they structure it as a scheduled carrier rather than a private jet? Maybe has something to do with insurance or taxes?

I wonder if they sell tickets to third parties?


#5

That’s who used to have the three-letter-designator.

I wonder if they sell tickets to third parties?

Nope :slight_smile:


#6

Many private aircraft, especially shuttle and regularly operated flights use call signs rather than REG #. You do not need to be operating on a commercial certificate to apply for, receive or use a call sign. However a large aircraft like a 737 can not be operated Part 91, and are usually operated Part 125 (if my memory is working today). John Deer Tractors & Chevron are both examples of Part 91 flight departments that use call signs.


#7

It was Swift.


#8

For information on how call signs are assigned, see FAA publication 7340.1. You can also download a PDF version here.

Click here for other FAA air traffic publications. This page also includes changes for 7340.1.


#9

Right, though TEC (or the radio telephony “TECJET”) isn’t in there yet. last change to 7340.1 was at the end of February, but they’ve been flying as TEC since 7-Jan … I’ve seen 6 aircraft flying as TEC: N325JF, N386CH, N486TM, N829RN, N926FM and N948AL. These are all ex-DNJ EMB-135ERs.


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