Archive for : February, 2017

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NASA Completes ATD-1 Flight Testing

NASA, Honeywell, Boeing, and United Airlines spent the month of February testing a new technology that could enable more aircraft to safely land at an airport in a given time period. The tool, Flight Deck Interval Management (FIM), is being developed as part of NASA’s larger Air Traffic Management (ATM) Technology Demonstration – 1 (ATD-1). (more…)

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Jet Airways Flight 118 Escorted by German Air Force, 16 February

While en route to London over Germany on 16 February 2017, Jet Airways flight 9W118 lost communication with air traffic controllers for a short period. As is standard procedure, the German Air Force sent aircraft to investigate. The flight landed in London one hour later without incident. An aircraft following the Jet Airways flight to London managed to capture the interaction on video. (more…)

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LX40—a New Engine in Iqaluit

On 1 February, Swiss International Air Lines flight 40 experienced an issue with its number 1 engine—the engine on the left side of the aircraft—and diverted to Iqaluit in northern Canada. After flight LX40 landed, the logistical challenge of getting passengers to their destinations—and a new engine for the aircraft—began. (more…)

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Air Canada’s New Livery and How to Track It

Air Canada unveiled its new livery yesterday, repainting an initial three aircraft for simultaneous events in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. The airline painted a 787-8 and two A321s, all three of which will re-enter revenue service today. (more…)

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Qatar Airways Inaugurates the Longest Route in the World

When Qatar Airways flight 920 takes off tomorrow from Doha on its 16 hour 20 minute journey to Auckland, it will take the title of the world’s longest route. The return flight, at 17 hours 30 minutes, will be the longest flight in the world. The Boeing 777-200LR operating the round trip flight between Doha and Auckland will cover 29,066 kilometers. (more…)

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New Flightradar24 ADS-B Receivers Activated in January 2017

We began the year with some exciting new receiver installations. Those, and the over 100 other new receivers activated in January, helped us tracked over 4.3 million flights in the first month of the year. (more…)

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Welcome to the All-new JetPhotos

After months of work, we’re proud to announce the all-new JetPhotos! Redesigned with a focus on photography and photographers, the new JetPhotos makes it easy to browse the largest collection of aviation photography on the internet from your computer, tablet, or mobile phone. (more…)