Civilian Air Cargo/Airline and Select Military Call Signs

Sometimes military monitor enthusiasts confuse air cargo and air carrier/charter call signs as possible military call signs. Below is a list of these civilian airline, air carrier, air cargo and charter call signs that I have monitored on various radio and audio streams and verified by FAA/ICAO official records. This list will grow over time as we add new intercepts to our call sign database and I hope will lessen the confusion between military and civilian call signs.

On some flights (especially on HF aero frequencies) I have heard some companies using their three letter ICAO designator followed by a flight number. For instance, I heard a KNE #### flight that crossed to the Saudi airline NAS instead of their normal NAS Express voice call sign. I have also seen these three letter/flight number style IDs on my Mode-S system, so be sure to watch for these three letter/flight number IDs as this may help you ID the owner of the aircraft you are monitoring.

Any listing below without a country attached will be a company flagged in the United States.

Entries marked with an * to indicate those airlines that I have heard using their three letter ICAO ID instead of their voice call sign on air during monitoring sessions.

Last Update: 1 February 2016

Air Cargo

Abex  ABX Air Inc ABX
Airbridge Cargo  Airbridge Cargo Airlines Ltd (Russian Federation) ABW*
Cargolux  Cargolux Airlines Intl (Luxembourg) CLX
Cargolux Italia  Cargolux Italia S.P.A. (Italy) ICV
FedEx  Federal Express FDX
LAN Cargo  LAN Cargo S.A. (Chile) LCO
Lufthansa Cargo  Lufthansa Cargo AG (Germany) GEC
Lynden  Lynden Air Cargo LLC LYC
Polar  Polar Air Cargo Worldwide PAC*
Shanghai Cargo  Shanghai Airlines Cargo Intl Company (China) SHQ
Sing Cargo  Singapore Airlines Cargo PTE Ltd (Singapore) SQC
Support  Prescott Support Air Cargo Services PSK
UPS  United Parcel Service UPS

Air Carriers/Charters

Acey  Atlantic Southeast Arlines dba Express Jet ASQ
Aeroflot  Aeroflot - Russian Airlines (Russian Federation) AFL*
Aero Lane  Aerolane Líneas Aéreas Nacionales del Ecuador S.A. (LAN Ecuador) LNE
Aero Mexico  Aerovias de Mexico S.A. de C.V. (Mexico) AMX
Aerosvit  Aerosvit Airlines (Ukraine) AEW*
Afriqiyah  African Airlines Corporation (Libya) AAW
Air Algerie  Air Algerie (Algeria) DAH
Air Azores  Sata Internacional (Portugal) RZO
Air Berlin  Air Berlin PLC Co. Luftverkehrs KG  (Germany) BER
Air Cairo  Air Cairo (Budget airline of Egypt Air( (Egypt) MSC
Air Canada  Air Canada (Canada) ACA
Air China  Air China (China) CCA
Air Europa Air Europa (Spain) AEA* (Also Europa)
Air France  Air France (France) AFR
Air Hong Kong  Air Hong Kong Ltd (Hong Kong) AHK
Air India  Air India Ltd (India) AIC*
Air Italy  Air Italy S.P.A. (Italy) AEY*
Air Japan  Air Japan Company Ltd (Japan) AJX
Air Madagascar  Air Madagascar Societe Nationale Malagache de Transports Aeriens (Madagascar) MDG
Air Mauritius  Air Mauritius Ltd (Mauritius) Also uses just Mauritius MAU
Air New Zealand  (See New Zealand ANZ)
Air Portugal  Transportes Aeros Portugueses E.P. (Portugal) TAP*
Air Shuttle  Mesa Aviation Services ASH
Air Transat  Air Transat A.T. Inc (Canada) TSC
Air Transport  Air Transport International ATN
Air Van  Air Vanuatu (Vanuatu) AVN
Air Wisconsin  Air Wisconsin Airlines/United Express AWI
Air Zimbabwe  Air Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe) AZW
Airmil  Aeronave Militar Espanola. Ministerio De Defensa (Spain) AME
Airtraf  Transair France (France) TSA*
Alaska  Alaska Airlines Inc ASA
Alliegant  Allegiant Air Inc AAY
All Nippon  All Nippon Airways Co LTD (Japan) ANA
American  American Airlines Inc AAL*
Alitalia  Alitalia - Compagnia Aerea Italiana S.P.A. (Italy) AZA
Angkasa  Royal Malaysian Air Force (Malaysia) (Military) RMK
Ank Air  All Nippon Co Ltd (ANA) (Japan) ANK
Antonov Bureau  Antonov Design Bureau   ADB*
Arabia  Air Arabia (United Arab Emirates) ABY
Arik Air  Arik Air Ltd (Nigeria) ARA
Arkefly  TUI Airlines Nederland (Netherlands) TFL
Aruba  Aruba Airlines (Aruba) ARU
Ascot  RAF-HQSTC (Air Transport) (United Kingdom) RRR*
Asiana  Asiana Airlines (Republic of Korea) AAR
Asian Express  Air Asia BHD (Malaysia) Often call just as 'Express'  AXM
Atlanta  Air Atlanta Icelandic (Iceland) ABD
Aussie Royal Australian Air Force (Australia) ASY
Austrian  Austrian Airlines (AUA) AG (Austria) AUA
Avavia  Avient Aviation (Zimbabwe) SMJ*
Avianca  Aerovias Del Continente Americano S.A. (Colombia) AVA

Bambi  Allied Air Limited (Nigeria) AJK*
Bartok  Heavy Lift Wing (Hungary) BRK
Beauty (Belgium) JAF
Beeline  Brussels Airlines (Belgium) BEL
Beibars  Beibars CJSC (Kazakhstan) BBS*
Belgian Air Force  Belgian Air Force (Belgium) BAF*
Biscayne  Miami Air International BSK
Blue Bird  Virgin Australia Airlines (NZ) Ltd (New Zealand) PBN
Blue Panorama  Blue Panorama S{A (Italy) PBA
Blue Streak  PSA Airlines JLA
Boeing  Boeing Commercial Airplane Group (Seattle, WA) BOE
Brickyard  Republic Airlines Inc RPA
Brunei  Royal Brunei Airlines (Brunei Darussalam) RBA

Cabo Verde  Transportes Aeros de Cabo Verde - TACV (Cape Verde) TCV
Cactus  U.S. Airways AWE
Canforce  Canadian Armed Forces (Canada) CFC*
Caribjet  Caribbean Airways (Barbadoes) IQQ
Caribbean Airlines  Caribbean Airlines Ltd (Trinidad and Tobago) BWA
Cathay  Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd (China) CPA
Cayman  Cayman Airways Ltd (UK) CAY
Cebu  Cebu Pacific Air (Philippines) CEB
Channex  Air Carrier Jet2 Com Ltd (United Kingdom) EXS
Chatham  Air Transport (Chatham Islands) Ltd (New Zealand) CVA
China Eastern  China Eastern (China) CES
China Southern  China Southern Airlines (China) CSN
Chinook  Sunwest Aviation Ltd (Canada) CNK
Citrus  Airtran Airways Inc TRS
Colombian Air Force  Fuerza Aerea Colombiana (Columbia) FAC
Condor  Condor Flugdienst GMBH Kelsterbach (SITZ) (Germany) CFG
Connie  Kalitta Air LLC CKS
Continental  Continental Air Lines Inc COA
Copa  Copa Airlines Compañía Panameña de Aviación, S.A (Panama) CMP
Corsair  Corse Air International (France) CRL
COTAM  Commandement du Transport Aerien Militaire Francais (France) CTM
Cowan  Cowen Group COWAN
CSA-Lines  Czech Airlines (Czech Republic) CSA
Cubana  Cubana de Aviacion S.A. (Cuba) CUB
Czech Air Force  Czech Air Force (Czech Republic) CEF*

Danish Air Force  Danish Air Force (Denmark) DAF*
Delta  Delta Airlines DAL
Dragon Air  Hong Kong Dragon Airlines (China) HDA
Dubai  Dubai Air Wing (Dubai) DUB
Dynasty  China Airlines (China) CAL

Eagle  AMR American Eagle Inc EGF
Egyptair  Egypt Air (Egypt) MSR
El Al  El Al - Israeli Airlines Ltd (Israel) EKY*
Emirates Emirates (United Arab Emirates) UAE*
Ethiopian  Ethiopian Airlines Corp (Ethiopia) ETN
Etihad  Ethad Airways (United Arab Emirates) ETH
Europa  Air Europa (Spain) AEA*
Eva  EVA Airways Corp (China) EVA
Evergreen  Evergreen International Airlines EIA
Express India  Air India Express (India) AXB

Finnair  Finnair OYJ (Finland) FIN
First Air  First Air Ltd (Canada) FAB
Flagship  Express Airlines dba Delta Connection FLG
Fraction  Netjets, Transportes Aereos S.A. (Portugal) NJE
France Air Force  Force Aerienne Francaise (France) FAF*
French Navy  France Marine Nationale (France) FNY*

German Air Force  German Air Force (Germany) GAF*
Gazprom  Gazpromavia (Russian Federation) GZP*
Giant  Atlas Air GTI
Go Cat  Tiger Airways (Singapore) TGW
Greenheart  Fly Jamaica Airways Ltd (Jamaica) FJM
Greenland  Air Greenland A/S (Denmark) GVL
Gulf Air  Gulf Air (Bahrain) GFA

Hawaii/Hawaiian  Hawaiian Airlines HAL
Hong Kong Shuttle  Hong Kong Express Airways Ltd (China) HKE
Hurricane Charter  Miami Air (charter) HUR

Iberia  Iberia (Spain) IBE
Iber World  Iberworld Airlines S.A. (Spain) IWD
Ice Air  Icelandair (Iceland) ICE
IFly  Interglobe Aviation Private Ltd (T/A Indigo) (India) IGO
Indonesia  Garuda Indonesia (Indonesia) GIA
Interjet  ABC Aerolíneas, S.A. de C.V. (Mexico) AIJ

Jamaica  Air Jamaica (Jamaica) AJM
Japan Air  Japan Airlines Co Ltd (Japan) JAL
Jazz  Air Canada Regional (Canada) JZA
Jet Airways  Jet Airways M/S (India) PVT Ltd (India) JAI
Jet Blue  Jet Blue Airways JBU
Jetflite  Jetflite OY Finland (Finland) JEF
Jet Speed  Executive Jet Management, Inc EJM
Jetstar  Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd (Australia) JST
Jet Star Asia  Jetstar Asia Airays Pty Ltd (Singapore) JSA (Both Jetstar Asia and Jetstar Australia have been heard using the same call sign in the SEA MWARA)
Jordanian  Royal Jordanian (Jordan) RJA

Kenya  Kenya Airways Ltd (Kenya) KQA
Kestrel  Thomas Cook Airlines Ltd (UK) TCX
KLM  KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (Netherlands) KLM
Korean Air  Korean Air Lines Co (Republic of Korea) KAL
Kuwaiti  Kuwait Airways Copr (Kuwait) KAC

LACSA  Lineas Aereas Costaarricenses, S.A. (LACSA) (Costa Rica) LRC
Lan Chile  Linea Aerea Nacional de Chile (LAN) (Chile) LAN
Lan Peru  Lan Peru S.A. (Peru) LPE
Libya Air  Libya Airways (Libya) LYW
Lindbergh  GoJet Airlines Inc GJS
Lion  Lion Mentari Airlines PT (Indonesia) LNI
Livingston  Livingston S.P.A. (Italy) LVG
Logistics  Jet Logistics Inc JLG*
Lufthansa  Deutsche Lufthansa A.G. (Germany) DLH

Malaysian  Malaysian Airlines System Berhad (Malaysia) MAS
Mandarin  Madarin Airlines (China) MDA
Martin Air  Martinair Holland N.V. (Netherlands) MPH
Mega  Royal Malaysian Air Force (Malaysia) (Military) RMK
Merair  Meridiana Fly S.P.A. (Italy) ISS*
Meridian Cherry  Meridian Ltd (Ukraine) MEM*
Mercury  Shuttle America Corp ICF
Mexicana  Compania Mexicana de Aviacion S.A. (Mexico) MXA
Mistral  Open Skies (France) NOS
Monarch  Monarch Airlines Ltd (UK) MON

Namibia  Air Namibia PTY Ltd (Namibia) NMB (Also have heard Namib)
NAS Express  National Air Services (NAS) (Saudi Arabia) KNE*
New Zealand  Air New Zealand Ltd (New Zealand) ANZ (Have also heard them use Air New Zealand on the air)
Niugini  Air Niugini (Papua New Guinea) ANG
Nordic  Norweigan Air Shuttle (Sweden) NDC
Norland  NorlandAir (Iceland) FNA
Nor Shuttle  Norwegian Air Shuttle (Norway) NAX
North American  North American Airlines NAO

Oman Air  Oman Air (Oman) OMA
Omni Express  Omni Air International OAR

Pakistan  Pakistan International Airlines (Pakistan) PIA
Panther  Aviation Services CSI
Philippines  Philippine Air Lines Inc (Philippines) PAL
Polish Air Force  Polish Air Force (Poland)  PLF*
Pollot  LOT - Polskie Linie Lotnicze (Poland) LOT*

Qantas  Qantas Aieways Ltd (Australia) QFA
Qartari  Qatar Airways Company (Qatar) QTR
Quality  TNT Airways S.A. (Belgium) TAY

Red Angel  FAI Rent-A-Jet AG, Nuernberg (Germany) IFA
Redwood  Virgin America VRD
Rock Band Journey Aviation JNY
Rotana  Rotana Jet Aviation (United Arab Emirantes) RJD
Royal Air Maroc  RAM Royal Air Maroc - Compagnie Nationale De Transorts Aeriens (Morocco) RAM (Have also seen just Royal Maroc being used for this airline)
Ruby  Vision Airlines Inc dba Vision Air RBY
Ryan Intl  Ryan International Airlines RYN

Saudi  Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudi Arabia) SVA
Scandinavian  Scandinavian Airlines System (Sweden) SAS
Shamrock  Aer Lingus (Ireland) EIN
Shanghai  Shanghai Airlines (China) CSH
Sharink  Shat Ink Ltd (Russian Federation) UGP*
Shenzhen Air  Shenzhen Airlines (China) CSZ
Sierra Pacific  Sierra Pacific Airlines (North Hollywood, CA) SPA
SkyWest  Sky West Aviation Inc SLW
Silk Air  Silkair (Singapore) PTE Ltd (Singapore) SLK
Singapore  Singapore Airlines Ltd (Singapore) SIA
Singcargo  Singapore Airlines Cargo Pte Ltd (Singapore) SQC
Sky Travel  Travel Servis (Czech Republic) YVS*
Snowball  American Airlines (Special call sign) SNOBL
Songbird  Sky King Inc SGB*
Southern Air  Southern Air Inc SOO
Southwest  Southwest Airlines Company Inc SWA
Speedbird  British Airways (UK) BAW
Spirit Wings Spirit Airlines NKS
Springbok  South African Airways SAA
Sri Lankan  Sri Lankan Airlines (Sri Lanka) ALK
Sun Country  MN Airlines, LLC, dba Sun Country Airlines SCX
Sunwing  Sunwing Airlines (Canada) SWG
Swiss  Swiss International Air (Switzerland) SWR

Taca  TACA International Airlines S.A. (El Salvador) TAI
TAG Espana  TAG Aviation Espana (Spain) TGM*
TAM  TAM - Linhas Aereas S.A. (Brazil) TAM
Thai  Thai Airways International (Thailand) THA
Tomson  Thomson Airways LTD (UK) TOM
Transmile  Transmile Air Services (M) SDN BHD (Malaysia) TSA
Transoviet  Transaero Airlines (Russian Federation) TSO*
Tunis Air  Tunis Air - Societe Tunisienna de L'Air (Tunisia) TAR*
Turkish  Turk Hava Yollari (Turkish Airlines Co) (Turkey) THY*
Turkish Air Force  Turkish Air Force (Turkey)  HVK
Twin Star  DC Aviation GMBH Stuttgart (Germany) DCS*

United  United Air Lines Inc UAL
United Nations  United Nations Organization  UNO
Uzbek  Uzbekistan Havo Jullary (Uzbekistan Airways) (Uzbekistan) UZB

Vampire  Execujet Europe A/S  (Denmark) VMP
Velocity Virgin Australia (Australia) VOZ
Vietnam  Hang Khong Viet Nam (Vietnam) HVN
Virgin  Virgin Atlantic (UK) VIR
Volga  Volga-Dnepr (Russian Federation) VDA*

Wafeer  Al Wafeer Air (Saudi Arabia) WFR*
Wagon Air  Indonesia Air Asia PT (Indonesia) AWQ
WestJet  Westjet Airlines Ltd (Canada) WJA
Wild Goose Freshaer (UK) FAE*
Wisconsin  Air Wisconsin Airlines AWI
World  World Airways WOA
Worldwide  Worldwide Jet Charter WWI*

Yangtze River  Yangtze River Express Airlines Co., Ltd (China) YZR
Yemini  Yemen Airways (Yemen) IYE

Xanadu  Air Asia X SDN BHD (Malaysia) XAX
Xiamen Air  Xiamen Airlines (China) CXA

ZitoTrans  Aviacon Zitotrans (Russian Federation) AZS*