Scheduled 135 Two Letter Codes


#1

How does one get a Two letter code for there airline. We are a start up company and just got authorization to be a scheduled 135 operator. How do I get a call sign and a two letter code that other airlines will know who we are. For example ATA is TZ. Southwest is WN. United is UL etc etc

Thanks

Chris


#2

If I’m not mistaken these are assigned by IATA (International Air Transport Association) and ATA (Air Transport Association, the domestic version of IATA). The FAA assigns 3 letter codes. It is these codes, not the 2 letter codes, that are used in flight plans.


#3

Thanks for the info. So who do I contact in order to get one of these three letter IDs. there does not seem to be any info on the IATA site or ATA site.


#4

You should ask your P.O.I or your FSDO about getting a company callsign. Just remember though, it’s much harder for a controller to remember a N-number than it is a callsign, just in case one of your pilots should ever piss him off!