Registration Prefixes

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1 Dec, 10

Registration prefixes are issued by the ITU International Telecommunications Union, by virtue of them being used as radio callsigns.  It is beyond the scope of this page (for the time being, at least) to comment further on each registration series – for example we could note previously used prefixes, which countries re-use registrations, and so on.  We have restricted ourselves to noting the sections of registers which are dedicated to helicopters

Afghanistan YA
Albania ZA
Algeria 7T
Andorra C3
Angola D2
Anguila VP-A
Antigua & Barbuda V2
Argentina LQ, LV
Armenia EK
Aruba P4
Australia VH
Austria OE Helicopters were initially in the OE-.X. series but later expanded to OE-X.. as well.  OE-BX. is reserved for government departments, principally the police
Azerbaijan 4K
Bahamas C6
Bahrain A9C
Bangladesh S2
Barbados 8P
Belarus EW
Belgium OO
Belize V3
Benin TY
Bermuda VP-B, VQ-B
Bhutan A5
Bolivia CP
Bosnia-Herzegovina T9, E7
Botswana A2
Brazil PP, PR, PT- PP Government (national/state), PR/PT all other
British Virgin Islands VP-LV
Brunei V8
Bulgaria LZ
Burkina Faso XT
Burundi 9U
Cambodia XU
Cameroon TJ
Canada C
Cape Verde D4
Cayman Islands VP-C
Central African Republic TL
Chad TT
Chile CC
China B
Colombia HK
Comoros D6
Congo (Democratic Republic) 9Q
Congo (Republic) TN
Costa Rica TI
Croatia 9A
Cuba CU
Cyprus 5B
Czech Republic OK
Denmark OY Helicopters in OY-H.. series
Djibouti J2
Dominica J7
Dominican Republic HI
Ecuador HC
Egypt SU
El Salvador YS
Equatorial Guinea 3C
Eritrea E3
Estonia ES
Ethiopia ET
Falkland Islands VP-F
Fiji DQ
Finland OH Helicopters in OH-H.. series
France F
French colonies F-O
Gabon TR
Gambia C5
Georgia 4L
Germany D Helicopters in D-H.. series
Ghana 9G
Gibraltar VP-G
Greece SX Helicopters in SX-H.. series
Grenada J3
Guatemala TG
Guernsey 2
Guinea 3X
Guinea-Bissau J5
Guyana 8R
Haiti HH
Honduras HR
Hong Kong B-H
Hungary HA
Iceland TF
India VT
Indonesia PK
Iran EP
Iraq YI
Ireland EI
Isle of Man M
Israel 4X
Italy I
Ivory Coast TU
Jamaica 6Y
Japan JA
Jordan JY
Kazakhstan UN
Kenya 5Y
Kiribati T3
Korea, North P
Korea, South HL HL6101 onwards for piston engined helicopters; HL9101 on for single turbines, HL9201 and 9401 on for multi turbines
Kuwait 9K
Kyrgyzstan EX
Laos RDPL
Latvia YL Helicopters in YL-H.. series
Lebanon OD
Lesotho 7P
Libya 5A
Lithuania LY Helicopters in LY-H.. series, one known exception
Luxembourg LX
Macao B-M Helicopters B-MH. series
Macedonia Z3
Madagascar 5R
Malawi 7Q
Malaysia 9M
Maldives 8Q
Mali TZ
Malta 9H
Marshall Islands V7
Mauritania 5T
Mauritius 3B
Mexico XA to XC XA commercial, XB private, XC government use
Micronesia V6
Moldova ER
Monaco 3A Currently only using 3A-M..
Mongolia JU
Montenegro 4O
Montserrat VP-LM
Morocco CN
Mozambique C9
Myanmar XY, XZ
Namibia V5
Nauru C2
Nepal 9N
Netherlands PH
Netherlands Antilles PJ
New Zealand ZK Helicopters in ZK-H.. and ZK-I.. series.  Handful of exceptions
Nicaragua YN
Niger 5U
Nigeria 5N
Norway LN Helicopters in LN-O.. series
Oman A4O
Pakistan AP
Palestine SU-YA
Panama HP
Papua New Guinea P2
Paraguay ZP
Peru OB
Philippines RP
Poland SP
Portugal CS Helicopters in the CS-H.. series
Qatar A7
Romania YR
Russia RA-, RF
Rwanda 9XR
Samoa 5W
San Marino T7
São Tomé e Principé S9
Saudi Arabia HZ
Senegal 6V, 6W
Serbia YU Helicopters in the YU-H.. series
Seychelles S7 Helicopters in the S7-H.. series
Sierra Leone 9L
Singapore 9V
Slovak Republic OM
Slovenia S5
Solomon Islands H4
Somalia 6O
South Africa ZS, ZU
Spain EC
Sri Lanka 4R
St Helena & Ascension VQ-H
St Kitts & Nevis V4
St Lucia J6
St Vincent & Grenadines J8
Sudan ST
Surinam PZ
Swaziland 3D
Sweden SE Helicopters in SE-H.. and SE-J.. series
Switzerland & Liechtenstein HB Helicopters in the HB-X.. and Z.. series. Historical helicopters in HB-RX.
Syria YK
Taiwan B
Tajikistan EY
Tanzania 5H
Thailand HS
Togo 5V
Tonga A3
Trinidad & Tobago 9Y
Tunisia TS
Turkey TC Helicopters in the TC-H.. series
Turkmenistan EZ
Turks & Caicos Islands VQ-T
Tuvalu T2
Uganda 5X
Ukraine UR
United Arab Emirates A6
United Kingdom G
Uruguay CX
USA N
Uzbekistan UK
Vanuatu YJ
Vatican City HV
Venezuela YV
Vietnam VN
Yemen 7O
Zambia 9J
Zimbabwe Z

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