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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The United States had many pre-existing airports with established mnemonic ivao. There are a few exceptions to the regional structure of the ICAO code made for political or administrative reasons.

For bigger countries like the UK or Germany this is not feasible, given the limited number of letter codes.

Jordan and the West Bank. April Learn how and when to remove this template message. Kiribati Canton Airfield, Phoenix Islands. In general, the first letter is allocated by continent and represents a country or group of countries within that continent.

Location Indicatorsare used by air traffic control and airline operations such as flight planning.


Maidenhead Locator System Historical: Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha. Europe had too many locations for only one starting letter, so it was split into Exxx for iao Europe and Lxxx for southern Europe. The second letter was more specific: TajikistanTurkmenistanUzbekistan.

Most of the rest of the world was classified in a more planned top-down manner. BruneiMalaysia East Malaysia. Spain mainland section and Balearic Islands. This page was last edited on 20 Decemberat From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The exception to this rule is larger countries that have single-letter country codes, where the remaining three letters identify the airport. Flight information regions are also identified by a unique ICAO-code. Portugal including the Azores and Madeira. Retrieved from ” https: Articles needing additional references from April All ciao needing additional references All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced icai from August Articles with unsourced statements from July Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Airline destinations Defunct international airports Eponyms of airports Military installations.

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.

Republic of Korea South Korea. The International Civil Aviation Organization was formed in under the auspices of the United Nationsand it established Flight Information Regions FIR s for controlling air traffic and making airport identification simple and clear. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


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Thus when Kosovo declared independence, there was no space in the Lxxx codes to accommodate it, so icaoo in Kosovo were assigned BKxx, grouping Kosovo with Greenland and Iceland. Code selections in North America were based on existing radio station identifiers. Not to be confused with International Air Transport Association airport code. Turks and Caicos Islands. SamoaUnited States American Samoa.

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Federated States of MicronesiaPalau. Republic of China Taiwan. British Indian Ocean Territory. For example, radio stations in Canada were already starting with “C”, so it seemed logical to begin Canadian airport identifiers with a C Cxxx.

Spain Ceuta and Melilla. Further, in icaao L Southern Europeall available 2-letter prefixes have been exhausted and thus no additional countries can be added.