Conversion table: ATA / IATA Designation

Each Aircraft Unit Load Device (ULD) is identified by its ULD code. This code is a unique combination of letters and numbers. The codes such as LD2, LD3, LD9, M1 etc. were developed under ATA many years back, while the codes such as AKE, AAP, AMA, RKN, VGA are part of the IATA ULD identification system. In general the use of IATA Identification system codes is preferable.

ATA: Air Transport Association of America
IATA: International Air Travel Association

  • ATA ID-Code

    A1
    A1H
    LD1
    LD2
    LD3
    LD3-45
    LD3-45W
    LD4
    LD5
    LD6
    LD7
    LD8
    LD9
    LD10
    LD26
    LD29
    LD36
    LD39
    M1
    M1H
    M2

  • IATA ID-Code

    ➝ xAA
    ➝ xAD
    ➝ xMC
    ➝ xPE
    ➝ xKE / xKN
    ➝ xKG
    ➝ xKH
    ➝ xQP
    ➝ xLP
    ➝ xLF
    ➝ xAK
    ➝ xQF
    ➝ xAP
    ➝ xLK
    ➝ xAF
    ➝ xAU
    ➝ xMF
    ➝ xMU
    ➝ xMA
    ➝ xMD
    ➝ xGA

  • Note: the 'x' stands for the type code of the IATA ID-Code and could for instance be an 'A' for container, a 'P' for pallet or an 'R' for cool container.