I have flight log information from an ASDI vendor and one of the fields is “aircraft type.”
Now I know that the manufacturer/model contractions follow the FAA system (section 5 of flightaware.com/about/faq_aircra … suffix.rvt).
But several of my records also have prefixes as well. The prefixes are almost always one letter but there are also cases where the prefix is two characters (a number and another number or letter). The most common prefixes are T, L, and M. For reference here are some examples:
In all cases I am interested in the string before the first “/” (the aircraft manufacturer and model is in between the two “/” and the equipment type is after the second “/”).
Can someone explain what these prefixes are? Thanks in advance for any help!