Archive for : March, 2019

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AvTalk Episode 54: the 737 MAX MCAS Software Update

On this episode of AvTalk, we discuss Boeing’s MCAS software update, the continued grounding of the 737 MAX fleet, and passengers on one flight are surprised to find themselves in the wrong country upon landing.

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Wrong flight plan filed, flight goes to Edinburgh instead of Dusseldorf

Earlier this morning, a WDL Aviation flight operating for British Airways mistakenly filed paperwork to Edinburgh instead of Düsseldorf and landed in the Scottish city 844 kilometers away from its correct destination. After waiting for nearly 2 hours in Edinburgh, the aircraft departed again and landed in Düsseldorf about 1:00 pm local time.

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AvTalk Episode 53: Ethiopian 302 and the grounding of the 737 MAX

On this episode of AvTalk we’re joined by The Air Current editor-in-chief Jon Ostrower to discuss the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 and the subsequent grounding of the 737 MAX. We also get an update from the NTSB on the crash of Atlas Air flight 3591 and an update on the closure of Pakistan’s airspace to most flights.

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Airlines and regulators ground 737 MAX in wake of Ethiopian Airlines crash

All 737 MAX aircraft have been grounded since 13 March as regulators await Boeing’s software update to the 737 MAX flight control system. Airlines and regulators around the world grounded the aircraft piecemeal in the wake of crash of Ethiopian flight 302 before the FAA grounded the fleet.

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New Flightradar24 ADS-B Receivers Activated in February 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 February, combined with over 20,000 existing receivers, helped us track 5 million flights.

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AvTalk Episode 52: No, that seatback camera isn’t spying on you

On this episode of AvTalk, we review what we know about the crash of Atlas Air 3591, incredulously read through the Aeromexico Connect flight 2431 report, recap our correct predictions about the A380, and Jason and Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren head to Florida for some rare planespotting.

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