The following table shows aircraft categorization based on manufacturing characteristics and airworthiness codes, according to EASA, European Aviation Safety Agency regulation.

General characteristics are taken into account on Aircraft Categories four-language table.

 

Airworthiness Code

Manufacturing Category

CS-VLA

Very Light Aeroplane

CS-VLR

Very Light Rotorcraft

CS-22

Sailplane or Powered Sailplane ‒ Utility and/or Aerobatic Category

CS-23

Normal, Utility, Aerobatic, or Commuter Category Aeroplane

CS-25

Large Aeroplane

CS-27

Small Rotorcraft

CS-29

Large Rotorcraft

CS-30N

Normal and/or Commuter Category Airship

CS-30T

Transport Airship

CS-31HA

Hot-Air Airship

CS-31HB

Hot-Air Balloon

CS-31GB

Free Gas Balloon

CS-31TGB

Tethered Gas Balloon