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callsign Listening Comprehension - China Eastern transmitting blind

An aircraft call sign is a group of alphanumeric characters used to identify an aircraft in air-ground communications.

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Pilot controller communication

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Automatic terminal information service, or ATIS, is a continuous broadcast of recorded aeronautical information in busier terminal areas, i.e. airports and their immediate

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This incident involves China Eastern unknowingly transmitting blind, (possibly by accidentally keying the mic) and being unable to receive transmissions from TWR.  

Notice how China

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The use of similar call signs by aircraft operating in the same area and especially on the same RTF frequency often causes potential and actual flight safety incidents. This hazard is usually

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This incident involves China Eastern unknowingly transmitting blind, (possibly by accidentally keying the mic) and being unable to receive transmissions from TWR.  

Notice how China Eastern was able to transmit but not receive. In the circumstances above how could TWR identify that the aircraft had a problem and was unable to respond? 

 

Vocabulary - blind transmission

A blind transmission, in telecommunications, is a transmission made without obtaining a receipt, or acknowledgment of reception, from the intended receiving station. Blind transmissions may occur or be necessary when security constraints, such as radio silence, are imposed, when technical difficulties with a sender's receiver or receiver's transmitter occur, or when lack of time precludes the delay caused by waiting for receipts.
 
The usual reason for "transmitting blind" would be that the captain of an aircraft knows or suspects that the aircraft's receiver has failed. The captain would still proceed according to the flight plan, and under obligation to let other people know of his whereabouts and decisions.  
 

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