Archive for : October, 2016

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Flightradar24 Data Regarding Runway Excursion at La Guardia Airport

On Thursday evening 27 October at 23:41 UTC (19:41 EDT) Eastern Air Lines flight 3452 suffered a runway excursion while landing at La Guardia Airport (KLGA/LGA) in New York. The flight was operated by N278EA, a Boeing 737-700, built in 1998. The flight was carrying US Vice-Presidential candidate Mike Pence, campaign staff, and members of the media. No injuries have been reported. (more…)

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Making the Flightradar24 Network Even Stronger

Since the beginning of the summer, we’ve moved toward satellite-based ABS-B tracking and ocean going surface robots with ADS-B receivers, but the core of our network remains our terrestrial receivers hosted by thousands of volunteers around the world. We are always looking for new receiver hosts to help expand our ADS-B network and we often get questions on where we’re looking for hosts. (more…)

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A Quick Fix—Getting a 787 Back in the Air After a Diversion

On Wednesday, 12 October at 38,000 feet over the North Pacific Ocean, American Airlines flight 288 developed an issue with its number 2 engine, the General Electric GEnx-1B engine on the right hand side of the aircraft. The crew decided the best course of action was to divert the aircraft, but over the Pacific, options were limited. The nearest suitable runway was Cold Bay, Alaska, a town of just over 100 people. Even before the flight had landed in Cold Bay, American Airlines had begun a carefully coordinated scramble to get 100 passengers to their destination and their 787 back in the air. (more…)

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Air India Taking Advantage of Tailwinds

On 15 October, Air India adjusted the routing of its Delhi—San Francisco flight to increase the distance of the flight by over 1000 kilometers. In doing so, however, the airline saved 2 hours and 15 minutes of flying time. How did they manage that? In a word: wind.

Track the Pacific flight to San Francisco as AI173/AIC173 and the return flight to Delhi as AI174/AIC174.

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Tracking Airbus 10,000 and the Rest of the Airbus Fleet

On Friday, Singapore Airlines will take delivery of its sixth Airbus A350. That airplane, to be registered 9V-SMF, is also the 10,000th aircraft delivered by Airbus. We take a look at Airbus’ historical deliveries and what’s ahead for the airframer as well as how you can track Airbus aircraft on Flightradar24. All data below is taken from Airbus’ Orders and Deliveries data, current as of 30 September 2016. (more…)

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New Flightradar24 ADS-B Receivers Activated in September 2016

During the month of September, our nearly 150 new receivers helped us track 4.8 million flights. Hundreds of those flights were tracked by our most exciting new receiver, FloatRadar24, our Wave Glider equipped with ADS-B receivers. Alongside our ever-growing network of ground receivers, FloatRadar24 is our second non-terrestrial test as we move towards global ADS-B coverage. (more…)