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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UK British Virgin Islands. Thus Uxxx referred to the Soviet Union with the second letter denoting the specific region within it, and so forth.
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Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Location Indicatorsare used by air traffic control and airline operations such as flight planning. TajikistanTurkmenistanUzbekistan.
Republic of China Taiwan. Retrieved from ” https: Jordan and the West Bank. Belarus and Russia Kaliningrad Oblast.
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.
Code selections in North America iczo based on existing radio station identifiers.
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The second letter was more specific: Chile including Easter Island also SH. For bigger countries like the UK or Germany this is not feasible, given the limited number of letter codes. The second letter generally represents a country within that region, and the remaining two are used to identify each airport. The exception to this rule is larger countries that have single-letter country codes, where the remaining three letters identify the airport.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Kiribati Canton Airfield, Phoenix Islands. For example, radio stations in Canada were already starting with “C”, so it seemed logical to begin Canadian airport identifiers with a C Cxxx.
Views Read Edit View history. Europe had too many locations for only one starting letter, so it was split into Exxx for northern Europe and Lxxx for southern Europe.
Airline destinations Defunct international airports Eponyms of airports Military installations. BruneiMalaysia East Malaysia. Federated States of MicronesiaPalau. Further, in region L Southern Europeall available 2-letter prefixes have been exhausted and thus no additional countries can be added.
This page was last edited on 20 Decemberat New ZealandAntarctica. Democratic Republic of the Congo. Portugal including the Azores and Madeira.
Maidenhead Locator System Historical: ICAO codes are separate and different from IATA codeswhich are generally used for airline timetablesreservations, and baggage tags.
Most 79100 the rest of the world was classified in a more planned top-down manner. Turks and Caicos Islands. In general, the first letter is allocated by continent and represents a country or group of countries within that continent. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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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. Republic of Korea South Korea. The United States had many pre-existing airports with established mnemonic codes. This article needs additional citations for verification. Spain Ceuta and Melilla. Not to be confused with International Air Transport Association airport code.
Flight information regions are also identified by a unique ICAO-code. There are a few exceptions to the regional structure of the ICAO code made for political or administrative reasons. ICAO codes are commonly seen by passengers and the general public on flight-tracking services such as FlightAwarethough passengers will more often see the IATA codes, on their tickets and their luggage tags.
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. Sudan and South Sudan.