aircraft identification


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aircraft identification

A group of letters, figures or a combination thereof which is either identical to, or the coded equivalent of, the aircraft call sign to be used in air to ground communications, and which is used to identify the aircraft in ground to ground air traffic services communications (ICAO).
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Each was required to participate in eight sessions for the aircraft identification task.
The requirement to include aircraft identification in all read backs and acknowledgements becomes more important as frequency congestion increases and when aircraft with similar call signs are on the same frequency."
Officers were used because they are responsible for the aircraft identification task.
As the Army nears a contract award decision for the first stages of its IFF program, the Navy is in the midst of a cost and operational effectiveness analysis for a sister IFF program, called Cooperative Aircraft Identification (CAI), concentrating on air-to-air and ground-to-air identification.
Item Domestic Flight Plan Aircraft Identification 2 to 7 characters; registration number or operator designator and flight number Flight Rules I for IFR; V lor VFR Type of Flight n/a Number of aircraft Indicate when more than one Type of aircraft Approved type designator Wake turbulence category n/a Departure Departure airport or fix Destination Destination airport or fix Route Route from departure to destination Equipment and capabilities Single letter equipment suffix Requested altitude Altitude or flight level Cruise speed Knots or mach Reasons for Special Handling Indicate in Remarks Item International Flight Plan Aircraft Identification Same Flight Rules Same Type of Flight G for GA, or other letter in para.
You should begin every IFR flight with the intention of making all of these required position reports, and only switch out of that mode when you hear "radar contact" associated with your call sign or aircraft identification. Keep that mode warmed up, however, just in case radar contact is lost.
The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has recommended that the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) upgrade current air traffic control software to give air traffic controllers (ATCs) the option to access greater aircraft identification and altitude information.

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