Flags.js Update


#1

Hi,
I have noted a number of aircraft coming into the region with the country code being shown as ICAO (special use), upon reviewing the flags.js file I can see that range is 899000…8993FF.

When I do an ICAO lookup of one of the planes i.e. 8991B0 (B-18301) it says it belongs to China Airlines and is registered in Taiwan and states their country range is also 899000…8993FF.

ICAO24-address 8991B0 is from Taiwan TW ] : 899000…8993FF (1024 allocations, 10001001 100100-- --------)
8991B0 hex = 9015728 decimal = 42310660 octal = 10001001 10010001 10110000 binary.

Double checked where air China Airlines is based and it’s not China despite what I thought!
China Airlines (CAL) (Chinese: 中華航空; pinyin: Zhōnghuá Hángkōng) (TWSE: 2610) is the flag carrier and largest airline of Taiwan.

I have updated my flags file, not sure if someone wants to update the one in the latest release.


#2

Politics. Taiwan isn’t an ICAO member so, I think, technically doesn’t have an allocation.

(The ICAO wording is “Block allocated for special use in the interest of flight safety.”, read between the lines there…)


#3

Politics, true. If you ask China who Taiwan belongs to they will same them!


#4

Taiwan shut out of ICAO due to Chinese pressure…

thediplomat.com/2016/09/internat … ut-taiwan/