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Aviation Glossary :: AERODROME REFERENCE CODE  Aviation Glossary :: AERODROME REFERENCE CODE FAA Written Test Preparation
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A simple method for interrelating the numerous specifications concerning the characteristics of aerodromes so as to provide a series of aerodromes facilities that are suitable for the aeroplanes that are intended to operate at the aerodrome. The aerodrome reference code - code number and letter, which are selected for aerodrome planning purposes, have the meanings assigned to them as indicated in the table below:

Code Element 1Code Element 2
Code NumberAeroplane Reference Field LengthCode LetterWing SpanOuter Main Gear Wheel Span*
1Less Than 800mAUp to but not including 15mUp to but not including 4.5m
2800m up to but not including 1200mB15m up to but not including 24m4.5m up to but not including 6m
31200m up to but not including 1800mC24m up to but not including 36m6m up to but not including 9m
41800m and overD36m up to but not including 52m9m up to but not including 14m
E52m up to but not including 65m9m up to but not including 14m
F65m up to but not including 80m14m up to but not including 16m
* Distance between the outside edges of the main gear wheels
source: ICAO Aviation Chart Glossary

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