2-3-8. AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT SUFFIX

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  • 2-3-8. AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT SUFFIX

    1. Indicate, for both VFR and IFR operations, the aircraft’s radar transponder, DME, or navigation capability by adding the appropriate symbol, preceded by a slant. (See TBL 2-3-10.)
    2. GNSS-equipped aircraft:
      1. Have an equipment suffix of /G, /L, /S, or /V.
      2. May be determined by executing an ICAO flight plan readout and verifying a filed “G” in the ICAO equipment list.
      3. May be determined by verifying with the pilot that the aircraft is GNSS-equipped.
    3. When forwarding this information, state the aircraft type followed by the word “slant” and the appropriate phonetic letter equivalent of the suffix.
      • EXAMPLE
      • “Cessna Three-ten slant Tango.”
      • “A-Ten slant November.”
      • “F-Sixteen slant Papa.”
      • “Seven-sixty-seven slant Golf.”
    4. Utilize aircraft equipment suffix /H to indicate “RVSM-capable, no transponder.”

    NOTE: /H is for ATC use only. Users are not authorized to file this suffix.

    TBL 2-3-10 Aircraft Equipment Suffixes
    Navigation Capability Transponder Capability Suffix
    RVSM Any Failed transponder or Failed Mode C capability /H
    No GNSS, No RNAV Transponder with Mode C /W
    RNAV, No GNSS Transponder with Mode C /Z
    GNSS Transponder with Mode C /L
     
    No RVSM No DME No transponder /X
    Transponder with no Mode C /T
    Transponder with Mode C /U
    DME No transponder /D
    Transponder with no Mode C /B
    Transponder with Mode C /A
    TACAN No transponder /M
    Transponder with no Mode C /N
    Transponder with Mode C /P
    RNAV, No GNSS No transponder /Y
    Transponder with no Mode C /C
    Transponder with Mode C /I
    GNSS No transponder /V
    Transponder with no Mode C /S
    Transponder with Mode C /G
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