Archive for : April, 2018

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AvTalk Episode 30: Engine Trouble

On this episode of AvTalk, we take an in depth look at Southwest flight 1380, including some of the media coverage after the accident. And we talk to Jon Ostrower about the new Emergency Airworthiness Directive requiring inspections of the CFM56-7B engine. We also see how engine issues are affecting the 787-9 and we try to best Airbus in a rebranding of the C Series. (more…)

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Flightradar24 Data Related to Southwest Airlines Flight 1380

On 17 April 2018, Southwest Airlines flight 1380 from New York to Dallas suffered an uncontained engine failure of the number 1 (left hand) engine. The aircraft diverted safely to Philadelphia. Southwest Airlines and the NTSB have confirmed that there was one passenger fatality aboard flight 1380. (more…)

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AvTalk Episode 29: Alerts, Orders, and Interiors

On this episode of AvTalk, Gavin Werbeloff steps in for Jason as we dig into the numbers around some recent aircraft orders. And we send Jason to Hamburg for the Aircraft Interiors Expo. (more…)

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Introducing Enhanced 3D View on Flightradar24

We’re excited to introduce Enhanced 3D view on and in our mobile app for iOS and Android. We’ve taken the incredibly realistic terrain and 3D models and added the ability to view other traffic, see aircraft shadows, and control 3D settings to follow a flight exactly as you like. (more…)

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EASA Notification Regarding Flights in the Eastern Mediterranean

On 10 April, Eurocontrol published a rapid alert notification from the European Aviation Safety Agency to its operations portal, warning of the possibility of missile activity in the ‘Eastern Mediterranean / Nicosia FIR’ and intermittent disruption to radio navigation equipment within 72 hours of publication. The message was first published by Eurocontrol at 15:19 UTC. (more…)

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New Flightradar24 ADS-B Receivers Activated in March 2018

In March, we activated over 100 new Flightradar24-supplied ADS-B receivers and hundreds more home-built receivers joined the Flightradar24 network. Thanks to these new receivers and tens of thousands of others around the world, we tracked 4.8 million flights in March.

In March, we activated another 7 receivers in Brazil, after activating that many last month as well. Multiple receivers in Russia, Australia, and Japan are also supplying great coverage. A handful of receivers activated in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Afghanistan are expanding our coverage area in that region.

In Africa, we activated receivers in Namibia, South African, Nigeria, Gambia, and Central African Republic.

We also activated an additional receiver on Bear Island in the western Barents Sea.

The March Map

Here’s the full map of all receivers activated during March (click to expand).

New Flightradar24-provided ADS-B receivers activated in March

Help Add ADS-B Coverage

We are always looking for new receiver hosts. Especially if you or someone you know lives in a remote location, please apply to host a receiver. All of our receiver hosts get a free Flightradar24 Business Subscription, which can be used on the web or within our new mobile app. If you’re interested, please apply today. If you’d you like more information about our application process, you can read more about it in our blog post.

Use Your Own Hardware

Have a Raspberry Pi sitting around collecting dust or looking to get started with tracking flights with a quick project? Build your own receiver to help us increase ADS-B and MLAT coverage in your area. Our simple guide walks you through the steps from getting the parts you need to setting up your receiver. Learn more today!

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Clearing up Call Sign Confusion

Every few months, when airlines introduce updated schedules, we note that some routes may initially be displayed incorrectly on Flightradar24 because of new call signs. The new call signs that most affect route matching are the alphanumeric call signs used by an increasing number of airlines. We’ll explain how alphanumeric call signs have made our job slightly more difficult, but have made flying even safer. (more…)