U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION
Air Traffic Organization Policy

ORDER
JO 7340.2E
Effective Date:
July 24, 2014
 
     

Subject:  Contractions
   
Includes Change 1 dated 11/13/14

Chapter 5. AIRCRAFT TYPE DESIGNATORS

 

Explanation of Codes

AIRCRAFT TYPE

Code

Type

L

Land Based Aircraft

S

Seaplane

A

Amphibian

H

Helicopter

D

Dirigible (Airship)

G

Gyrocopter

T

Tilt­Wing Aircraft

NUMBER OF ENGINES

Code

Type

1

One Engine

2

Two Engines

3

Three Engines

4

Four Engines

5

Five Engines

6

Six Engines

8

Eight Engines

TYPE OF ENGINES

Code

Type

P

Piston

T

Turboprop

J

Jet

WEIGHT CLASS

Code

Type

/S

Small ­ U.S. designated aircraft of 12,500 lbs or less.

/S+

Small ‘Plus’ ­ U.S. designated

aircraft weighing between 12,500 and 41,000 lbs.

/Lt

Light ­ ICAO designated aircraft of 15,500 lbs or less.

/L

Large ­ U.S. designated aircraft of more than 41,000 lbs, up to 255,000 lbs.

/M

Medium ­ ICAO designated aircraft of more than 15,500 lbs and less than 300,000 lbs.

/H

Heavy ­ U.S. designated aircraft of 255,000 lbs or more. ICAO

designated aircraft of 300,000 lbs or more.

EXAMPLE-
L1P/S - Land based aircraft with one piston engine weighing less than 12,500 lbs.

PERFORMANCE INFORMATION

SRS: "Same Runway Separation," categorization criteria is specified in FAAO JO 7110.65, para 3-9-6.

CLIMB/DESCENT RATES: based on average enroute climb and descent profiles at median weight between maximum gross takeoff weight and landing weights.

NOTE-
Missing data blocks indicate non-validated information.

CATEGORY DESIGNATORS

Manufacturer/Model

Type/Wt Class

Designator

Climb Rate (FPM)

Descent Rate (FPM)

SRS Cat

CATEGORY DESIGNATORS

 

 

 

 

 

Balloons

 

BALL

 

 

 

Gliders, sailplanes

 

GLID

 

 

 

Ultralight/microlight autogyro’s

 

GYRO

 

 

 

Airships

 

SHIP

 

 

 

Ultralight/microlight helicopters

 

UHEL

 

 

 

Ultralight/microlight aircraft

 

ULAC

 

 

 

Aircraft types not (yet) assigned a designator

 

ZZZZ

 

 

 

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