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FLIGHT SAFETY SECTION (FLS)

NATIONALITY MARKS


Annex 7 (pdf)Aircraft Nationality and Registration Marks (click to purchase online) adopted by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) provides Standards & Recommended Practices for the display of appropriate aircraft nationality marks, common marks and registration marks which have been determined to comply with Article 20 (pdf) of the Convention.

Procedures for the allocation of nationality and common marks are described in the following section.

In accordance with Para 2.3 of Annex 7, the nationality mark shall be selected by the State from the series of nationality symbols included in the radio call signs allocated to the State of Registry by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The nationality marks are selected from the first one and or two symbols of the three symbol Radio call sign allocated to the State by ITU. To request an initial allocation and/or change an existing allocation by the ITU please contact:

RADIO COMMUNICATION BUREAU (BR)
Place des Nations
1211 Geneva 20
Switzerland
E-mail: brfmd@itu.int
Web Info.: http://www.itu.int/ITU-R/index.asp?category=information&rlink=rhome&lang=en

The State shall notify by letter to ICAO the nationality marks selected. The letter should be addressed to:

The Secretary General
International Civil Aviation Organization
999 University Street
Montréal, Quebec
Canada H3C 5H7

Those marks selected by the States will be published by ICAO in the Supplement to Annex 7.

This website is updated as changes occur to the list of nationality and common marks for the purpose of enabling States to easily check the status of Nationality and Common Marks online. A permanent record of nationality and common marks is provided in the Supplement to Annex 7.

Nationality Marks as notified to ICAO
   Alphabetically (pdf) Alphanumerically (pdf)

Contracting States which have not notified nationality marks to ICAO: Albania; Kiribati.

Non-Contracting States which have not notified nationality marks to ICAO: Holy See (The); Tuvalu.

Since Article 77 of the Convention permits two or more contracting States to constitute joint air transport operating organizations or international operating agencies, Amendment 3 of Annex 7 was introduced to define "Common Mark", "Common Mark Registering Authority" and "International Operating Agency", to enable registration of aircraft on other than a national basis. Each international operating agency must be assigned a distinctive common mark by ICAO, selected by ICAO from a series of symbols included in the radio call signs allocated to ICAO by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Currently ICAO is allocated the series of symbols 4YA-4YZ for this purpose. For requesting a common mark and/or change an existing common mark please address your requests by letter to:

The Secretary General
International Civil Aviation Organization
999 University Street
Montréal, Quebec
Canada H3C 5H7

List of common marks allocated by ICAO to international operating agencies:

International operating agency Established by State performing the function of State of Registry Common mark allocated
Arab Air Cargo Jordan and Iraq Jordan 4YB


For any further information please address your inquiries to:

Duncan Monaco, e-mail: dmonaco@icao.int
or
Fabiola Chouha, e-mail: fchouha@icao.int