Archive for : April, 2019

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AvTalk Episode 56: How to land a plane

On this episode of AvTalk, Jet Airways halts flights, the FAA lays out its path to re-certification of the 737 MAX, and we sit down for a conversation with pilot and author Mark Vanhoenacker.

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AvTalk Episode 55: The ET302 Preliminary Report

On this episode of AvTalk, we discuss the Ethiopian investigators’ preliminary report on the crash of ET302 and Boeing’s efforts to get the MAX back in the air. We’re also joined by our resident numbers expert, Gavin Werbeloff, to discuss how airlines around the world are managing their fleet renewals. And thieves in Albania pull off a brazen heist.

ET302 preliminary report

Ethiopian investigators released a preliminary report into the crash of ET302 last week. We discuss the data made available in the report and how Boeing and regulators move forward from here.

New Istanbul airport opens

Istanbul completed its move from Atatürk airport to the newly constructed airport to the northwest of the city last week.

What airlines want

Our resident numbers expert Gavin Werbeloff joins us to discuss how airlines around the world are reconfiguring their order books.

Our WOW Air update

Immediately after we recorded our previous episode, WOW Air ceased operations. We recap what happened and where the fleet is at now.

Pakistan airspace update

We remained a bit confused about what’s happening with Pakistan’s airspace, but try our best to explain.

A brazen heist

Thieves in Tirana make off with millions of Euros stolen from the cargo hold of an Austrian Airlines flight.

Aircraft Interiors Expo

Jason and Seth Miller report from the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg on the latest and greatest new features and facilities coming to airplanes soon

Water salute gone wrong

A water salute gone wrong in Dubai leads to an open door and a deployed escape slide.

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New Flightradar24 ADS-B Receivers Activated in March 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 5.4 million flights.

New receivers activated in March helped improve our coverage in places like eastern Canada and islands in the South Pacific Ocean. Our MLAT coverage in the United States experienced improvement as well.

The March Map

All new Flightradar24-suuplied 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 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!