Goto Section: 87.105 | 87.109 | Table of Contents
Revised as of September 1, 2021
Goto Year:2020 |
§ 87.107 Station identification.
(a) Aircraft station. Identify by one of the following means:
(1) Aircraft radio station call sign.
(2) The type of aircraft followed by the characters of the registration
marking (“N” number) of the aircraft, omitting the prefix letter “N.”
When communication is initiated by a ground station, an aircraft
station may use the type of aircraft followed by the last three
characters of the registration marking. Notwithstanding any other
provision of this section, an aircraft being moved by maintenance
personnel from one location in an airport to another location in that
airport may be identified by a station identification consisting of the
name of the company owning or operating the aircraft, followed by the
word “Maintenance” and additional alphanumeric characters of the
(3) The FAA assigned radiotelephony designator of the aircraft
operating organization followed by the flight identification number.
(4) An aircraft identification approved by the FAA for use by aircraft
stations participating in an organized flying activity of short
(b) Land and fixed stations. Identify by means of radio station call
sign, its location, its assigned FAA identifier, the name of the city
area or airport which it serves, or any additional identification
required. An aeronautical enroute station which is part of a
multistation network may also be identified by the location of its
(c) Survival craft station. Identify by transmitting a reference to its
parent aircraft. No identification is required when distress signals
are transmitted automatically. Transmissions other than distress or
emergency signals, such as equipment testing or adjustment, must be
identified by the call sign or by the registration marking of the
parent aircraft followed by a single digit other than 0 or 1.
(d) Exempted station. The following types of stations are exempted from
the use of a call sign: Airborne weather radar, radio altimeter, air
traffic control transponder, distance measuring equipment, collision
avoidance equipment, racon, radio relay, radionavigation land test
station (MTF), and automatically controlled aeronautical enroute
[ 53 FR 28940 , Aug. 1, 1988, as amended at 71 FR 70676 , Dec. 6, 2006]
Goto Section: 87.105 | 87.109
Goto Year: 2020 |
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