Archive for : May, 2019

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Airbus celebrates its 50th anniversary with a special formation flight

On 29 May, Airbus began its 50th anniversary celebrations with a special formation flight in the skies above France. Sadly, the weather did not cooperate for a planned flypast in Toulouse. Taking part in the special flight were the A220, A319neo, A330-900, A350-1000, A380, and BelugaXL. The Airbus formation was also met by the French Air Force acrobatic team Patrouille de France. (more…)

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AvTalk Episode 58: Flying Nostalgia

On this episode of AvTalk, we get an update on the Aeroflot 1492 accident. Southwest makes a deal with their mechanics while American goes to court with theirs. And Chris Sloan from Airways Magazine stops by to chat about his recent trip to Russia to fly on vintage Soviet aircraft. (more…)

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Enhancing Surface Movement Data on Flightradar24

Additional surface movement data at major airports in the United States is now available thanks to the inclusion of ASDE-X data on Flightradar24. Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X will supplement our own network’s ADS-B and MLAT data and help increase the availability and quality of surface movement data at some of the busiest airports in the world. (more…)

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AvTalk Special Episode: A 737 MAX Update

On this special episode of AvTalk, we welcome The Air Current editor-in-chief Jon Ostrower as we discuss the status of the Boeing 737 MAX and the compendium of reporting that’s come out in the last few weeks. We’re taking a closer look at how the aircraft was developed, what Boeing is doing to get it back in the air, and how the manufacturer is trying to regain the trust of airlines and pilots around the world. (more…)

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

Since we redesigned the flight information panel and added additional data for each flight, we thought it only fair to give the airport information panels a refresh as well. Launched this week, the new airport information panel includes new data about arriving and departing flights as well as the airports themselves.

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Flightradar24 data regarding Aeroflot flight 1492

On 5 May, Aeroflot flight 1492 returned to Moscow not long after takeoff after suffering an unknown failure and a hard landing resulting in a large fire. Russian authorities report that 41 people have died.

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New Flightradar24 ADS-B Receivers Activated in April 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 April combined with over 20,000 existing receivers, helped us track 5.5 million flights.

New receivers activated in April helped improve our coverage in places like Australia, Russia, and Indonesia. Our MLAT coverage in the United States experienced improvement as well.

The April Map

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!