• Following the 787 Fleet for a Day

    Monday was the fifth anniversary of the first 787 delivery to launch customer All Nippon Airways. Since then, Boeing has delivered over 450 787s and has orders for 700 more. We decided to take a look at Monday’s 787 flights to see how airlines are using the 787. All data is taken from Monday, 26 …   Read More

  • New Flightradar24 Subscription Options and the Return of PayPal

    PayPal Subscriptions Return We’ve been working hard bring PayPal payments back to Flightradar24, and we’re pleased to announce that starting today, Flightradar24 subscriptions may once...

  • FloatRadar24—Our ADS-B Receiving Wave Glider

    Thank you to to the thousands of people who voted in our Wave Glider naming contest. With over 52 percent of the vote, our Wave Glider shall now be known as FloatRadar24. Many thanks also to those who voted for the runner up, Planey McTracker Face, which secured 28% of the vote.   Read More

  • Help Name the Flightradar24 Wave Glider

    Giving our Wave Glider a Name We have been calling our autonomous surface ocean robot Wave Glider, but we want to give it a proper...

  • Our Wave Glider Has Reached Its Target Test Area

    Our Wave Glider has reached its target area southeast of Jan Mayen and is providing valuable data as we continue to evaluate ways to bring ADS-B coverage to the oceans. The Wave Glider will now remain on station in the target area for a few weeks before making its way back to Norway.   Read More

  • This Week in the Air—September 4-10

    Beginning Our Wave Glider ADS-B Sea Trials This week we began tracking flights with an ADS-B receiver on a Wave Glider®  manufactured by Liquid Robotics® and managed by Maritime Robotics. The Wave Glider is currently 650 kilometers southeast of Jan Mayen and 400 kilometers from our target test area. One week into our sea trial, …   Read More

  • Back in the Air—Tracking the Antonov An-22’s First Commercial Flight in Over 7 Years

    This weekend the world’s largest turboprop aircraft, the Antonov An-22, returns to commercial service after sitting on the ground for 7 years. The An-22 has been chartered by DB Schenker’s subsidiary Karpeles Flight Services to carry a single 28-tonne piece of cargo from Zurich to Abu Dhabi. We have included a photo tour of the …   Read More

  • Setting Sail for Global Coverage—Flightradar24 ADS-B Receivers On-board a Surface Ocean Robot

    We are excited to announce for the first time that we have received and processed ADS-B signals collected by our autonomous boat. The unmanned surface vehicle, a Wave Glider®  manufactured by Liquid Robotics® and managed by Maritime Robotics as part of their new partnership, is receiving ADS-B signals from aircraft over the North Atlantic Ocean …   Read More

  • New Flightradar24 ADS-B Receivers Activated in August 2016

    We activated almost 200 new ADS-B receivers in August, which helped us set two new tracking records. On 26 August, we set a new single-day record of 180,458 flights tracked. And for the month of August, we set a new monthly record of 5,193,332 flights tracked—our second month in a row tracking more than 5 …   Read More