Airliner Type Codes

ICAO and IATA Aircraft Codes

One aircraft coding system, maintained by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), uses 4-character alphanumeric codes assigned to aircraft types and subtypes.

ICAO codes are used in operations by airlines and air traffic controllers. For example, a Boeing 777-300 is assigned ICAO Code B773.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) assigns 3-character codes to aircraft as well; these are used by the geneal public, for example in airline timetables.

Aircraft Manufacturer & Model
A19N 319 Airbus A319neo
A20N 320 Airbus A320neo
A21N 321 Airbus A321neo
A30B AB3 Airbus A300
A310 310 Airbus A310
A318 318 Airbus A318
A319 319 Airbus A319
A320 320 Airbus A320
A321 321 Airbus A321
A332 332 Airbus A330-200
A333 333 Airbus A330-300
A339 Airbus A330-900
A342 342 Airbus A340-200
A343 343 Airbus A340-300
A345 345 Airbus A340-500
A346 346 Airbus A340-600
A359 359 Airbus A350-900
A35K 351 Airbus A350-1000
A388 388 Airbus A380-800
B37M 7M7 Boeing 737 MAX 7
B38M 7M8 Boeing 737 MAX 8
B39M 7M9 Boeing 737 MAX 9
B703 703 Boeing 707
B712 717 Boeing 717
B720 B72 Boeing 720B
B721 721 Boeing 727-100
B722 722 Boeing 727-200
B732 732 Boeing 737-200
B733 733 Boeing 737-300
B734 734 Boeing 737-400
B735 735 Boeing 737-500
B736 736 Boeing 737-600
B737 73G Boeing 737-700
B738 738 Boeing 737-800
B739 739 Boeing 737-900
B741 741 Boeing 747-100
B742 742 Boeing 747-200
B743 743 Boeing 747-300
B744 744 Boeing 747-400
B748 748 Boeing 747-8
B74R 74R Boeing 747SR
B74S 74L Boeing 747SP
B752 752 Boeing 757-200
B753 753 Boeing 757-300
B762 762 Boeing 767-200
B763 763 Boeing 767-300
B764 764 Boeing 767-400
B772 772 Boeing 777-200 / Boeing 777-200ER
B77L 77L Boeing 777-200LR / Boeing 777F
B773 773 Boeing 777-300
B77W 77W Boeing 777-300ER
B778 Boeing 777-8
B779 Boeing 777-9
B788 788 Boeing 787-8
B789 789 Boeing 787-9
B78X 78J Boeing 787-10
BCS1 CS1 Bombardier CS100
BCS3 CS3 Bombardier CS300
BLCF 74B Boeing 747 LCF Dreamlifter
CL2T Bombardier 415
CL30 Bombardier BD-100 Challenger 300
CRJ2 CR2 Canadair Regional Jet 200
CRJ7 CR7 Canadair Regional Jet 700
CRJ9 CR9 Canadair Regional Jet 900
CRJX CRK Canadair Regional Jet 1000
DC10 D10 Douglas DC-10
DC85 D8T Douglas DC-8-50
DC86 D8L Douglas DC-8-62
DC91 D91 Douglas DC-9-10
DC92 D92 Douglas DC-9-20
DC93 D93 Douglas DC-9-30
DC94 D94 Douglas DC-9-40
DC95 D95 Douglas DC-9-50
E135 ER3 Embraer RJ135
E135 ERD Embraer RJ140
E145 ER4 Embraer RJ145
E170 E70 Embraer 170
E190 E90 Embraer 190
E195 E95 Embraer 195
E75L E75 Embraer 175 (long wing)
E75S E75 Embraer 175 (short wing)
MD11 M11 McDonnell Douglas MD-11
MD81 M81 McDonnell Douglas MD-81
MD82 M82 McDonnell Douglas MD-82
MD83 M83 McDonnell Douglas MD-83
MD87 M87 McDonnell Douglas MD-87
MD88 M88 McDonnell Douglas MD-88
MD90 M90 McDonnell Douglas MD-90


Boeing Customer Codes

The Boeing Company uses a series of 2-character Airline Customer Codes to identify the original-build customer for all Boeing 7x7 aircraft, up to and including the Boeing 777. The code system is not used on the 787 and the 737Max.

One example would be Emirates Boeing 777-31H. This is a 777-300 series aircraft originally built for Emirates, Boeing Airline Customer Code 1H.

Included below is a table of the Boeing customer codes used for some larger and popular world airlines.

Boeing Customer Code Airline
06 KLM
09 China Airlines
22 United
23 American Airlines
24 Continental Airlines
28 Air France
30 Lufthansa and Condor
31 Trans World Airlines
32 Delta Airlines
33 Air Canada
36 British Airways
38 Qantas
46 Japan Air Lines
47 Western Airlines
51 Northwest
52 Aeromexico
56 Iberia
57 Swiss Air
58 ElAl
59 Avianca
60 Ethiopian Airlines
67 Cathay Pacific
68 Saudia
69 Kuwait Airways
81 All Nippon Airways
82 TAP
83 SAS
90 Alaska Air
91 Frontier
1B China Southern
1H Emirates
1R Virgin Atlantic
2A Hawaiian Airlines
3V EasyJet
4A United Parcel Service (UPS)
8E Asiana Airlines
9L Air China
AS Ryan Air
B5 Korean Air
B7 US Airways
BT Lufthansa Cargo
DZ Qatar Airways
F6 Philippine Airlines
FX Ethiad Airways
GP Lion
H4 Southwest
H6 Malaysia Airlines
J6 Air China
S2 FedEx

Emirates Boeing 777-31H, UAE Registration Number A6-EMV.
This is a 777-300 series aircraft originally built for Emirates, Boeing Airline Customer Code 1H
EEmirates Boeing 777-31H, Registration Number A6-EMV. This is a 777-300 series aircraft originally purchased by Emirates, Boeing Airline Customer Code 1H

Boeing 727-223, N874AA in American Airlines livery, on display at the Museum of Flight, Seattle, Washington. This aircraft was delivered to American Airlines (Boeing Customer Code 23) in April of 1978. (Staff Photo)
Boeing 727-223, N874AA in American Airlines livery, on display at the Museum of Flight, Seattle, Washington

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