ICAO Location Indicators. This document contains a list of ICAO four- letter location indicators and, for ease of reference, corresponding three- character. The ICAO airport code or location indicator is a four-letter code designating aerodromes around the world. These codes, as defined by the International Civil Aviation Organization and published in ICAO Document Location. dépositaires sont affichées sur le site web de l’OACI, à l’adresse Édition n° , décembre Doc , Indicateurs d’emplacement.
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This page was last edited on 20 Decemberat Code selections in North America were based on existing radio station identifiers. Federated States of MicronesiaPalau. Thus Uxxx referred to the Soviet Union with the second letter denoting the specific region within it, and so forth.
UK British Virgin Islands. Airline destinations Defunct international airports Eponyms of airports Military installations. TajikistanTurkmenistanUzbekistan. For example, radio stations in Canada were already starting with “C”, so it seemed logical to begin Canadian airport identifiers with a C Cxxx. Turks and Caicos Islands. For bigger countries like the UK or Germany this is not feasible, given the limited number of letter codes.
Most of the rest of the world was classified in a more planned top-down manner. Spain Ceuta and Melilla. In general, the first letter is allocated by continent and represents a country or group of countries within that continent.
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This article needs additional citations for verification. Not to be confused with International Air Transport Association airport code. Europe had too many locations for only one starting letter, so it was split into Exxx for northern Europe and Lxxx for southern Europe. Further, in region L Southern Europeall available 2-letter prefixes have been exhausted and thus no additional countries can be added. Sudan and South Sudan.
Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Articles needing additional references ucao April All articles needing additional references Iaco articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from August Articles with unsourced statements from July The second letter was more icak Kiribati Gilbert IslandsTuvalu. Spain mainland section and Balearic Islands.
There are a few exceptions to the regional structure of the ICAO code made for political or administrative reasons. SamoaUnited States American Samoa.
ICAO codes are commonly seen by passengers and the general public on flight-tracking services 79100 as FlightAwarethough passengers will more often see the IATA codes, on their tickets and their luggage tags. Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha. ICAO codes are separate and different from IATA codeswhich are generally used for airline timetablesreservations, and baggage tags.
Republic of China Taiwan. Jordan and the West Bank. British Indian Ocean Territory.
Chile including Easter Island also SH. Portugal including the Azores and Madeira. Maidenhead Locator System Historical: ICAO codes are also used to identify other aviation facilities such as weather stationsInternational Flight Service Stations or Area Control Centerswhether or not they are located at airports. These codes are not to be confused with radio or television call signseven though both countries use four-letter call signs starting with those letters. Kiribati Canton Airfield, Phoenix Islands.
Location Indicatorsare used by air traffic control and iicao operations such as flight planning. Thus when Kosovo declared independence, there was no space in the Lxxx codes to accommodate it, so airports in Kosovo were assigned BKxx, grouping Kosovo with Greenland and Iceland. Views Read Edit View history. Democratic Republic of the Congo. BruneiMalaysia East Malaysia.
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The second letter generally represents a country within that region, and the remaining two are used to identify each airport. The International Civil Aviation Organization was formed in under the auspices of 790 United Nationsand it established Flight Information Regions FIR s for controlling air traffic and making airport identification simple and clear. The United States had many pre-existing airports with established mnemonic codes.
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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.