Archive for : February, 2019

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Tensions between India and Pakistan affect air traffic

Tensions between India and Pakistan have escalated and are now affecting air traffic in the region. Pakistan has closed its airspace entirely and Indian authorities restricted flights at more than half a dozen airports for a few hours on 27 February.

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An Overview of the Updated Flight Information Panel on Flightradar24.com

This week we released an update to the information panel visible when following flights on Flightradar24.com. We’ve made the info panel cleaner, clearer, and added additional information about each flight. We’ll go through the updated panel top to bottom to point out some notable features.

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Track the British Airways Centenary Special Liveries

To celebrate its centenary, British Airways is repainting four aircraft into special liveries to reflect heritage airlines and past liveries. The first aircraft, 747 G-BYGC, wears British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) livery. An A319 in British European Airways (BEA) livery, a 747 in Landor livery, and a 747 in Negus livery complete the line up.

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AvTalk Episode 51: The end of the line for the A380

On this episode of AvTalk, we discuss Airbus’ plans for the future of the A380, see which European low-cost carrier is no longer operating this week, tow a 747 across a field, and add some Flair to the podcast.

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Celebrating 50 years of the Boeing 747

On 9 February 1969, the Boeing 747 lifted into the sky for the first time, completing a years-long effort to design and build the world’s first twin aisle aircraft. The first flight 50 years ago ushered in a new age of air travel.

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Drawing a plane with a plane, 2019 edition

Adding another to our list of planes drawing a plane in the sky. On Wednesday, 6 February, a Baron G58 took to the skies off the coast of Japan near Okayama to continue the grand tradition of aircraft portraiture. The Baron spent an hour on its aerial art, drawing a four engine aircraft before landing.

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New Flightradar24 ADS-B Receivers Activated in January 2019

Each month we send out complete ADS-B receiver kits that include an ADS-B receiver, antennas, and all necessary cabling to qualified hosts. You can apply to host one of our receivers or easily build your own. The dozens of new Flightradar24-supplied receiver kits and the hundreds of home-built receivers activated in January, combined with over 20,000 existing receivers, helped us track 5 million flights.

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AvTalk Episode 50: AvTalk and the 747 turn 50

On this episode of AvTalk, we celebrate our 50th episode and the 50th anniversary of the Boeing 747. We discuss aviation’s role in ending the US government shutdown, how British Airways’ is celebrating its centenary, and we see if anyone wants to buy an abandoned MD-87.

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