• AvTalk Episode 32: Jet Assisted Take Off

    On this episode of AvTalk, we discuss the aviation incidents that have occurred in the past two weeks and delve into the fortunes of major carries in the Middle East. And we’re joined again by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren to discuss vintage aviation advertising and… strapping rockets to a Convair?   Read More

  • Tesla Model X sets a world record by towing a Qantas 787-9

    Joining the ranks of production cars towing airplanes world record holders, Tesla and Qantas teamed up to tow a 787-9 with a Tesla Model X. By pulling the 130 tonne 787 in Melbourne, Tesla set the Guinness World Record for heaviest tow by an electric production passenger vehicle.   Read More

  • Sichuan Airlines flight 3U8633 loses windscreen in flight

    Sichuan Airlines flight 3U8633 was in flight from Chongqing to Lhasa at 32,000 feet when it lost its right main windscreen. The flight diverted safely to Chengdu.   Read More

  • AvTalk Episode 31: Aviation Uncertainty

    On this episode of AvTalk, aerospace journalist John Walton joins us for a wide ranging discussion about aircraft and airlines new and old. And we speak with Joe Duval, the chief test pilot at Honeywell Aerospace about what it’s like to fly a 757 with an engine attached to the fuselage and some of the …   Read More

  • ‘Why Don’t They Just Land?’: Why the Best Diversion Airport May Not Be the Closest

    While over 150,000 flights per day land at their intended destination, some divert due to weather, mechanical, or medical reasons. When a flight diverts, we’re often asked why the aircraft didn’t land at the nearest airport. While there are instances when landing as soon as possible is the best course of action—such as the recent …   Read More

  • British Airways and Chicago-O’Hare Airport Inaugurate A380 Service

    On 4 May, British Airways inaugurated the first regular A380 service to Chicago, beginning daily service between London-Heathrow Airport and O’Hare International Airport. The first regular service by the A380 to Chicago comes 10 years after the aircraft entered service and two years after the Chicago airport first became A380 capable.   Read More

  • New Flightradar24 ADS-B Receivers Activated in April 2018

    In April, we activated nearly 100 receivers, adding coverage in some helpful locations. A new receiver in Eureka, Canada is providing excellent coverage of polar flights and our transpacific coverage got a boost from a new receiver in far eastern Russia. These receivers and the tens of thousands of others that make up the Flightradar24 …   Read More