LCF Flight Numbers Explained

I had previously posted on the relative regularity of the LCF flights from here on out as they are operated by Everegreen. The flight numbers are fixed and will be consistent. However, not in the way I previously thought. In fact, there is a specific logic and formula to each flight number. Within each flight number lies a great deal of information about the flight. The formula is as follows:



Airports
PAE
– Snohomish County / Paine Field, Everett, WA
TARM.A. Grottag Airport, Grottaglie, Italy
IAB – McConnell AFB, Wichita, KS
CHS- Charleston AFB/International Airport, Charleston, SC
NGOChūbu Centrair International Airport, Nagoya, Japan

There are many different combinations.
Here are some examples:

NGO-PAE-CHS

Eastbound Flight
EIA5186
Delivery of section 45/11, 43

TAR-PIK-CHS

Westbound Flight
EIA5127
Delivery of section 44/46

TAR-PIK-PAE
Westbound Flight
EIA5121
Delivery of horizontal stabilizer

NGO-PAE

Eastbound Flight
EIA5180
Delivery of wings