PBN Airline Identifier


Hi Admin/(s),

Please be advised that the “PBN” airline identifier is being parsed as 'Pilatus Britten-Norman Ltd." This should be “Virgin Australia (NZ)”, the current name for the former Pacific Blue Airlines.


The FAA shows it as “Pacific Blue (NZ)” although it is, as mentioned above, actually “Virgin Australia (NZ)”.

The correct term is "“aircraft company/telephone three letter designator” because the three letter code isn’t used only for airlines but also for non-airline companies.


Will be changed tonight at 5pm Eastern.