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What are the three types of aircraft radiotelephony call signs?

(1) The characters corresponding to the registration marking of the aircraft
(2) The telephony designator of the aircraft operating agency, followed by the last four characters of the registration marking of the aircraft and
(3) ...

  • A
    The telephony designator of the aircraft operating agency, followed by the flight identification.
  • B
    The name of the aircraft manufacturer, followed by the full registration marking of the aircraft.
  • C
    The full registration plus the manufacturer's model.
  • D
    The aircraft model plus full aircraft registration.

ICAO Annex 10
Volume II - Chapter 5

5.2.1.7.2 Radiotelephony call signs for aircraft
5.2.1.7.2.1 Full call signs
5.2.1.7.2.1.1 An aircraft radiotelephony call sign shall be one of the following types:

Type a) The characters corresponding to the registration marking of the aircraft; or
Type b) The telephony designator of the aircraft operating agency, followed by the last four characters of the registration marking of the aircraft;

Type c) The telephony designator of the aircraft operating agency, followed by the flight identification.

Note 1: The name of the aircraft manufacturer or of the aircraft model may be used as radiotelephony prefix to the Type a) call sign.
Note 2: The telephony designators referred to in Types b) and c) are contained in Doc 8585 - Designators for Aircraft Operating Agencies, Aeronautical Authorities and Services.
Note 3: Any of the foregoing call signs may be inserted in field 7 of the ICAO flight plan as the aircraft identification. Instructions on the completion of the flight plan form are contained in PANS- ATM, Doc 4444.

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