• Make a Right at Lands End—Fun with Aircraft Leasing

    Air Europa took delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 last week, but the aircraft didn’t fly straight home. From Charleston, EC-MSZ (MSN 62171) flew northeast along the the US and Canadian coast and eastward across the Atlantic, headed directly for the Lands End VOR-DME. But why the circuitous route? In a word: paperwork.   Read More

  • Crash of Iran Aseman Airlines Flight 3704

    Iran Aseman Airlines flight 3704 crashed in the mountainous area north of its destination of Yasuj. According to our data the flight departed Tehran about 04:33 UTC (08:03L). The flight was due to land in Yasuj at 09:50 local time. Flight 3704 was operated by ATR 72-212 EP-ATS (MSN 391), first delivered in 1993.   Read More

  • AvTalk Episode 25: Saratov Airlines Flight 703

    On this episode of AvTalk, we get an update on the investigation into the crash of Saratov Airlines flight 703, two airlines suffer engine incidents, we explain why London City Airport closed for a day, and we learn once and for all how to use a Metar.   Read More

  • A Brief History of Drawing Hearts with an Airliner

    To add a little love to an otherwise standard training flight, Virgin Atlantic drew a heart with one of their recently delivered A330s today off the coast of the UK for Valentine’s Day. This wasn’t the first time an airline has taken to the sky to draw a heart though.   Read More

  • Saratov Airlines Flight 703 Crashed Outside of Moscow

    Saratov Airlines flight 703 crashed approximately six minutes after takeoff from Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport. The flight was bound for Orsk, about 1500 km southeast of Moscow. The flight was operated by an Antonov An-148-100B, registered RA-61704. The extent of Flightradar24 data is included below.   Read More

  • See Lufthansa’s New Livery and How to Track the Special 747 and A321 Tour Flights

    Lufthansa is set to officially unveil their new livery on 7 February and then take the first two freshly painted aircraft on tour. D-ABYA, the first 747-8I to wear Lufthansa’s revised livery, will tour Germany, while D-AISP, the first A321 in new paint, will visit airports in Germany, Italy, and France. We’ve made it very …   Read More

  • Watch the Massive Exodus of Private Jets after the Super Bowl

    Each year, hundreds of private jets flock to the city hosting the Super Bowl. This year, hundreds of jets arrived in the Minneapolis area over a few days, but they all want to leave quickly when the game is over. In the 24 hours after the game, watch nearly 500 private flights depart the city.   Read More

  • AvTalk Episode 24: A Big Win for Bombardier

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSOn this episode of AvTalk, we welcome back CNN aviation editor Jon Ostrower...

  • New Flightradar24 ADS-B Receivers Activated in January 2018

    We began the year by activating over 100 new Flightradar24 ADS-B receivers around the world, helping us track 4.4 million flights, a 110,000 flight increase over last January.   Read More