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I have a strange naming difference for a SID in a route. The route is:

DOME4W DOMEG Y841 ANAVI DCT NVO UM170 KENUM UM615 IDOSA UN857 RESMI UN491 DITAL UN872 DIDAK UZ15 ARDOD A5 VALAX VALA1A

I am bothered by the DOME4W departure (Paderborn Lippstadt, EDLP). The actual name is DOMEG 4W.

Is it allowed to have shortened SID names? In the FMS, I see this as well as DOME4W, but the SID description name it DOMEG 4W. Why this difference?

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  • $\begingroup$ Which aircraft / FMS are you talking about? Some FMS's may have a limit on the number of characters displayed. $\endgroup$ – wbeard52 Jun 25 '17 at 21:38
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According to the Jeppeson chart legend[pdf] those are database identifiers. I'm presuming that's what would show on a menu in the FMS.

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  • $\begingroup$ See also the NATIONAL 7 departure from KDCA. Database ID is NATNL7 but the published name is longer. "Yes" is exactly the correct answer here. $\endgroup$ – Ralph J Jun 26 '17 at 2:28
  • $\begingroup$ Great! This is awesome info... but.. I am not allowed to use this in filing a flightplan I would assume, but would have to use the full identifier? $\endgroup$ – sesc360 Jun 26 '17 at 11:55
  • $\begingroup$ It would probably depend on how you file the plan. If you file electronically I would presume the system would give you an error if it didn't recognize the format. If you're filing by voice I'd say the full id would be best. $\endgroup$ – TomMcW Jun 26 '17 at 17:08

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