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How exactly should I understand the term "accidental hull loss"?

Both the MetroJet and GermanWings incidents were deliberate acts of destruction, not accidents in any common understanding of the word, or indeed in the sense defined by the Convention on ...
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Do two airlines have IATA code N8?

IATA issues duplicate airline codes to regional airlines where the codes are not likely to overlap, from Wikipedia: Controlled duplicates are issued to regional airlines whose destinations are not ...
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Why there is no airport IATA code XXX?

It looks to me like the source site you quoted is unreliable or at least not current, e.g. it gives results for codes QQQ and ZZZ too, but they haven't been assigned by IATA. The actual IATA code for ...
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Why do Czech Airlines have the airline code (IATA airline designator) "OK"?

It starts with the International Telecommunications Union, which assigned radio call sign prefixes for each country in 1927. The OK prefix was assigned to Czechoslovakia. Other than the largest ...
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What is a "Russian IATA code"?

It's a Russian internal city or airport identifier. Many small cities don't have IATA codes, but do have internal Russian codes. This system is called CRT (Center for schedules and tariffs, ЦРТ, ...
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How IATA Code is requested or assigned to an newly built airport ?

Airports are assigned IATA codes when an air servicer (airline, cargo operator, etc) requests a code for an airport. The code is requested by filling out a form on the IATA web site. This is not ...
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Where can I find a free list of ICAO and IATA airport identifiers?

It depends on whether it should be reliable enough to be used operationally. If yes, I don’t know one and would to the best of my knowledge advise spending some sort of money. If no, maybe openflights....
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Do the ICAO and IATA codes for an airport ever change?

Yes it does happen. A city can build a new airport, in which case it will usually get a new ICAO code, but will get the original IATA (city) code. For example, Oslo changed from Fornebu to Gardemoen -...
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Can IATA code for an airport be more or less than 3 letters?

IATA themselves say it's a three-letter code: Airlines and CRSs [computer reservations systems] may request the assignment of a unique three-letter code to identify an airport The UN trade ...
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Which organisation deals with Aviation Law - IATA or ICAO?

ICAO does deals with law, although not directly. The Convention on International Civil Aviation and its 19 Annexes form the basis of International Air Law. Although the Convention text itself is not ...
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Are airline ICAO codes unique?

ICAO three-letter codes are always unique. The official source, ICAO Document 8585, says the following: 1.2 The same designator will not be registered for more than one aircraft operating agency, ...
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What are the requirements for aircraft marker cones?

According to IATA Airport Handling Manual, safety cones should be conical in shape be of a minimum height of 750 mm (22.2″) have a minimum base weight of 4.53 kg (10 lbs) be orange in color with ...
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What is the correct IATA airplane designator for the Boeing 787-10?

I looked it up in the corresponding IATA document and I can confirm it is 781. Sadly I think I am not allowed to attach any kind of proof from the document but the source of my information is IATA ...
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Can two Airlines have the same ICAO code but different IATA codes or vice versa?

IATA codes are not unique. There simply aren't enough of them and they are expensive to maintain. Additionally the concept of an airline is a little fluid. The simplest issue to deal with are ...
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Is there standard ticket data format specification for commercial flight operators?

IATA does have a standard for Boarding Pass Bar Codes that outlines a lot of encoding information and other things. This holds so long as you are not showing up to a Cuban airport in your own plane. ...
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ExpressJet IATA code before "merger" with Atlantic Southeast?

By looking at the Wikipedia article history, one finds that on 8 November 2011 (before the merger), the IATA code for ExpressJet was XE, the ICAO code was BTA and callsign was JET LINK.
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How exactly should I understand the term "accidental hull loss"?

I think your question actually deserves a second answer, approaching it from another direction. You ask "How can IATA make this claim?" What is actually being claimed? In fact, the claim is quite ...
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Is there a rule concerning the offloading of a missing passenger's baggage?

This question was covered over on travel.stackexchange and seems like there is a European reg on it. In Europe, the question is covered by Regulation EC 300/2008. Annex I, section 5.3 reads ...
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Is the IOSA useful even if not all airliners are IATA members?

IOSA is basically an audit program under IATA. It is not a regulatory regime and as such is different from the FAA, EASA etc, which have force of law. In fact, IOSA is only one of the various audits ...
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Do the ICAO and IATA codes for an airport ever change?

Yes. It's a pretty big deal so it won't happen often. Changing the major airport for a city is a big reason. I think both Denver and Austin did this (new airport opened with a different code, then ...
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What are the certification requirements for software used at airports?

The short answer is yes, With larger airlines, they may own and manage their IT infrastructure at central hubs, so the airline will need to ensure their software works with their chosen peripherals. ...
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Which organisation deals with Aviation Law - IATA or ICAO?

Neither. IATA is a trade association of airline operators (International Air Transport Association). It's main focus is to support aviation with global standards for airline safety, security, ...
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Why does IATA have airport and airline codes different from the ICAO ones?

For airlines to switch from IATA codes to ICAO codes would cost money. A lot of money. Updating legacy hardware and software can be shockingly expensive. To what end? Even long-term there is a ...
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Do two airlines have IATA code N8?

If you check IATA's own code database, N8 is used for only one airline: National Air Cargo Group, Inc., doing business as National Airlines. The same search tool says that Fika Salaama doesn't have ...
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What is the correct IATA airplane designator for the Boeing 787-10?

United flies the 787-10 between Newark (EWR) and Frankfurt (FRA) on the 787-10. Knowing this, I did a search on ITA with an extension code to filter for specific aircraft types in the results. With ...
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Why is the IATA Airline Accounting Code abbreviated as PAX?

It is called PAX because this is the accounting code for passenger operations. IATA has two kinds of these codes called Accounting Code for passenger operations and Prefix Code for cargo operations. ...
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Where can I find a free list of ICAO and IATA airport identifiers?

If you don't mind a little leg-work, you can put together a very good list, although it may have some variance from the official product. This site is oriented toward weather reporting and you'll ...
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