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TABLE OF GENERAL CLASSIFICATION OF AIRCRAFT

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Spherical free balloon

Non-spherical free balloon (Non-mechanically-driven: Bal-{.

Spherical captive balloon

Captive balloon

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Lighter-than-air aircraft or aerc- {

(Non-spherical captive balloon*
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Rigid airship
| Mechanically-driven: Airship

Semi-rigid airship

(Non-rigid airship

· SGlider
Aircraft
(Non-mechanically-driven

sLand glider
Kite

Sea glider**

(Landplane
(Aeroplane

Seaplane**
Heavier-than-air aircraft or aero-X

(Amphibian **
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(Land gyroplane
Gyroplane

Sea gyroplane**
(Mechanically-driven

(Amphibian gyroplane**

Land helicopter
Helicopter

Sea helicopter**
(Amphibian helicopter**

(Land ornithopter
(Ornithopter

Sea ornithopter**

| Amphibian ornithopter** **Generally designated “kite-balloon". I **"Float" or "boat” may be added as appropriate,

SECTION I

General (a) The nationality and registration marks borne by aircraft shall be constituted by a group of symbols consisting of a letter or letters, followed by letters or numbers.

(b) The nationality and registration marks borne by aircraft shall consist of a nationality letter or letters, which may be followed by a symbol denoting the class of airworthiness, and shall be followed by numbers or letters.

(c) If letters are used as registration identification marks, a hyphen shall be placed immediately after the nationality letter or letters and, where it appears, the airworthiness symbol. Each State, party to tbis Convention, which employs airworthiness symbols shall advise every other State annually of the symbols used by it.

(d) The nationality and registration groups shall be composed as indicated in the Table of Aircraft Nationality Marks.

SECTION II

Location of Marks on Aircraft The nationality and registration marks shall be painted on the aircraft (or affixed by any other means insuring a similar degree of permanence) in the following manner:

(a) Aerostats. In the case of airships the marks shall be painted near the maximum cross section so as to appear on both sides and on the upper surface equidistant from the marks on the sides.

In the case of balloons the marks shall appear twice near the maximum horizontal circumference of a spherical balloon and shall be placed as far as possible from one another and, on a non-spherical balloon, near the maximum cross section on both sides immediately above the rigging band on the points of attachment of the basket suspension ca bles.

In the case of all aerostats, the side marks shall be visible both from the sides and ground.

(b) Aeroplanes (Airplanes). The marks shall be painted once on the lower surface of the main plane structure and once on the upper surface of the main plane structure, the top of the letters to be toward the leading edge. They shall also be painted along each side of the fuselage or of the body between the main planes and the tail planes, or on each side of the vertical tail surfaces.

(c) Other aerodynes. The provisions of paragraph (b) shall be applicable to other aerodynes in so far as the latter comprise corresponding elements on which marks could be placed.

SECTION III Measurements of Nationality and Registration Marks (a) Aerostats. In the case of airships the height of the marks shall be equal to at least one twelfth of the perimeter of the airship at the maximum cross section.

In the case of balloons the height of the marks shall be equal to at least one fifteenth of the maximum horizontal circumference of a spherical balloon and in the case of a non-spherical balloon, equal to at least one twelfth of the perimeter of the balloon at the maximum cross section.

(b) Aeroplanes (Airplanes)

Wings. The marks to be borne on the wings shall, as regards each group of marks, be formed of letters or numbers of equal height which shall be at least four fifths of the mean cord. This height need not exceed 40 inches or 100 centimeters.

Fuselage or body. The marks to be borne on the fuselage or body of an aeroplane (airplane) shall, as regards each group of marks, be formed of letters or numbers of equal height. These marks shall be as large as possible without interfering with the visible outlines of the fuselage or body, and need not exceed 40 inches or 100 centimeters.

Tail surfaces. If marks are borne on the vertical tail surfaces of aeroplanes (airplanes), in lieu of the fuselage, they shall be located on both sides of the upper half of the tail surfaces of size as large as a 2-inch or 5-centimeter margin will permit and in a position which will give the greatest size.

Gliders. On gliders the letters and numbers shall be displayed in the same manner and place prescribed for aeroplanes (airplanes), except the minimum height shall be 20 inches or 50 centimeters where practicable.

(c) Other aerodynes. The provisions of paragraph (b) shall be applicable to other aerodynes in so far as the latter comprise corresponding elements on which marks could be placed.

(d) In the case of all aircraft not otherwise specified, the nationality and registration marks need not exceed 100 inches or 250 centimeters in height.

SECTION IV

Lettering (a) The letters shall be capital letters in Roman characters without ornamentation. Arabic numbers shall be used, without ornamentation, if numbers instead of letters are used for identification markings.

(b) The width of each letter and the length of the hyphen shall be two thirds of the height of the letters, and the thickness of the lines forming the letters and the hyphen shall be one sixth of that height.

(c) As nearly as the constructional features of the aircraft admit, each letter shall be separated from the letter which immediately precedes or follows it (the hyphen for this purpose being regarded as a letter) by a space equal to half the width of the individual letters.

(d) In order to render the marks clearly legible, the lines forming the letters and the hyphen shall be solid and of a uniform color contrasting clearly with the background on which they are placed.

SECTION V

Maintenance The nationality and registration marks shall be displayed to the best possible advantage, taking into consideration the constructional features of the aircraft. The marks must always be kept clean and visible.

SECTION VI

Register and Certificate of Registration The entry in the register and the certificate of registration shall contain a description of the aircraft and shall indicate the number or other identification mark given to it by the constructor; the nationality and registration marks mentioned above; the full name, nationality, and residence of the owner, and the date of registration.

The certificate of registration will be drawn up in accordance with the following form: STATE MINISTRY DEPARTMENT OR SERVICE

CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION

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Whereas it has been declared that the above-mentioned aircraft is not registered in any other State, it is hereby certified that the said aircraft has been duly en, tered on the register of . ..... on the .... day of ....... , 19 . : , in accordance with the (title of applicable convention or other instrument), dated . . . . . . . . . ., and with . . . . . . . . . . , and has been allocated the nationality and registration marks .......... and is of

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SECTION VII

Registration Certificate The aircraft registration certificate shall be carried in the aircraft at all times and shall be prominently displayed in a position accessible to all passengers or persons lawfully entitled to an examination and inspection thereof.

SECTION VIII

Table of Marks The marks allocated to each State apply to the aircraft of its colonies, protectorates, and dependencies unless individual marks are allocated to them in the Table of Aircraft Nationality Marks.

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TABLE OF AIRCRAFT NATIONALITY MARKS
Nationality 1

Nationality Country marks Country

marks Afghanistan ..... ... YA Liberia 1 Australia ...

Luxembourg ...

.. LX 00 Belgium and Colonies . .

Mexico . .

. .. XA or XB Bolivia

CB or CP Morocco . . . . . .::···

. . Brazil.

. PP or PT

Netherlands . . . . . . British Colonies and Protectorates Netherlands East Indies. ..... VP, VQ, VR Netherlands West Indies..

XY| Newfoundland . · · · Burma ........

· · Canada . . . . . . .

... CF| New Hebrides ..... Chile . .

CC New Zealand ..... . . . . . . . . China.

Nicaragua ..... Colombia .

· HK Norway . . . · Costa Rica ...

TI Panama . . . . . . . .
Cuba . ....

CU Paraguay .....
Czechoslovakia :
OK Peru . . . . . . .

OB Denmark ....

OY | Philippine Commonwealth 2 Dominican Republic ..

HI Poland . . . . . . . . Ecuador. · · · · · · · ·

Portugal . . . · · · · · · Egypt. . . . . . · · · · ·

SU Portuguese Colonies .. El Salvador ........

Spain . . . · · · · · · · · · Ethiopia 1 ......

ET Surinam. . . . . . . . . . .

Sweden . . . . . . . France, Colonies and Protecto

rates, except Morocco. .. F Switzerland ..... Greece . . .

SX Syria?. Guatemala

LG Thailand ...... Haiti .......

HH Turkey . . . . . . . Honduras ....

XH Union of South Africa .. Iceland .

TF United Kingdom . .. India · · · · · ·.

VT United States of America Iran .

EP .

Uruguay .

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YI| Venezuela . . . . . . . . Ireland .

EI Yugoslavia .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lebanon . . .

. LR! . . . . . . . i The nationality marks herein are provisional. Nationality mark will be selected at future date.

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SECTION IX

Call Signs The nationality and registration marks of an aircraft and its call sign shall be identical, as far as practicable.

The call sign shall be chosen from the international series assigned, in the Table of Allocation,* to the contracting State in which the aircraft is registered, provided that any State may adopt additional letters to the group assigned it if necessary, and shall advise all other parties to the Convention of the additional letters so adopted.**

* See Table of Allocation of Call Signs of the International Telecommunications Convention (Madrid 1932) (as revised at Cairo 1938).

** This provision will necessitate a modification of the International Telecommunications Convention (Madrid 1932) (as revised at Cairo 1938).

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