Archive for : April, 2016

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The Flightradar24 Blog Turns One

The Flightradar24 blog is turning one today! We began the Flightradar24 blog a year ago to have a space for longer posts on aviation, flight tracking, and how FR24 works. With a year—and nearly 100 posts—gone by, we’re looking back at some of our most popular posts. (more…)

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Following the Emirates A380 Fleet for a Day

At the end of March, the Emirates Airbus A380 fleet numbered 75 and the airline has an additional 67 of the type on order. Emirates A380s make up 40% of delivered A380s and 57% of total orders. With such a large fleet, we thought it would be interesting to take a look at a day of operations. (more…)

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Radar Data in North America Now Real-time

The first question on our Frequently Asked Questions page has long been, “What is the difference between the yellow and the orange planes?” We will be removing that question from our FAQ because radar data covering North America is now available in real-time. That’s right, no more orange planes. Beginning today all of the flight traffic on our site—ADS-B, MLAT, and radar data—will be live. (more…)

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How to Get a Flightradar24 Business Subscription for Free

With the launch of our new Business subscription, sharing ADS-B data with Flightradar24 has never been more rewarding. We have also made setting up your receiver as easy as possible so you can quickly begin sharing data and enjoying your new subscription. (more…)

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Seeing a Day in a Minute—24 Hours of Flights in the US

Hundreds of thousands of flights take off and land each day around the world. On 1 April we tracked a total of 164,209 flights. Tens of thousands of those took to the skies over the United States. In the video below, we’ve compressed 24 hours of flight activity over the United States into just one minute. (more…)

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Exploring the New Flightradar24 3D View

With the discontinuation of the Google Earth plug-in last year we began searching for a replacement for our 3D View. We wanted something that would work on more devices and include more features and we really wanted something that would thrill anyone who opened 3D View. After months of work, we’re very pleased with the results. Accessing 3D View is as simple as click on the 3D button next to the flight number in the aircraft information box. (more…)

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New Flightradar24 Receivers Activated in March 2016

Nearly 150 new receivers joined the Flightradar24 network in March and we made significant gains in coverage around the world. We added large groups of receivers in a few countries and some key receivers in others. (more…)

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Route Proving with the Bombardier CS100

Bombardier’s C Series CS100 C-FFCO test aircraft spent most of March based in Zurich performing route proving trials for SWISS. C-FFCO’s time in Europe was meant to ensure that all will go smoothly when the CS100 begins flying for SWISS later this year. The route proving trials put the aircraft through simulated airline operations before SWISS takes delivery of its first C Series 100 in June. (more…)