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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Jordan and the West Bank. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Republic of Korea South Korea. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. This article needs additional citations for verification. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Spain Ceuta and Melilla.

British Indian Ocean Territory. Most of the rest of the world was classified in a more planned top-down manner. Spain mainland section and Balearic Islands.

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In general, the first letter is allocated by continent and represents a country or group of countries within that continent. New ZealandAntarctica. UK British Virgin Islands. Maidenhead Locator System Ocao Portugal including the Azores and Madeira. TajikistanTurkmenistanUzbekistan.

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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. Code selections in North America were based on existing radio station identifiers.


Belarus and Russia Kaliningrad Oblast. Kiribati Gilbert IslandsTuvalu. Retrieved from ” https: Turks and Caicos Islands. 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. The second letter was more specific: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The United States had many pre-existing airports with established mnemonic codes. United Kingdom and Crown dependencies. Articles needing additional references from April All articles needing additional references All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from August Articles with unsourced statements from July Democratic Republic of the Congo.

BruneiMalaysia East Malaysia.

The exception to this rule is larger countries that ico single-letter country codes, where the remaining three letters identify the airport. Further, in region L Southern Europeall available 2-letter prefixes have been exhausted and thus no additional countries can be added.

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

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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. For example, radio stations in Canada icap already starting with “C”, so it seemed logical to begin Canadian airport identifiers with a C Cxxx.

Airline destinations Defunct international airports Eponyms of airports Military installations. For bigger countries like the UK or Germany this is not feasible, given the limited number of letter codes.

Flight information regions are also identified by a unique ICAO-code. The second letter generally represents a country within that region, and the remaining two are used to identify each airport.

Views Read Edit View history. Republic of China Taiwan. Federated States of MicronesiaPalau. Thus Uxxx referred to the Soviet Union with the second letter denoting the 7901 region within it, and so forth. SamoaUnited States American Samoa. April Learn how and when to remove this template message. Not to be confused with International Air Transport Association airport code.