• New Icing and Turbulence Forecast Layers Now Available on Flightradar24.com

    We’re happy to announce new icing and turbulence forecast layers are now available on Flightradar24.com and will soon be available in our mobile apps as well. The three new layers available today display forecasted icing, in-cloud turbulence, and clear air turbulence (CAT).   Read More

  • AvTalk Episode 60: A Paris Surprise

    On this episode of AvTalk, aviation journalist John Walton joins us from the Paris Air Show to discuss Airbus’ launch of the A321XLR and the importance of IAG’s order of 200 737 MAX aircraft. We also discuss a recent GPS issue that grounded some flights.   Read More

  • FAA prohibits US carriers from operating in Tehran FIR over Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman

    Amid heightened tensions following the 19 June downing of a US Navy unmanned aircraft system by the Iranian military over the Persian Gulf, the US Federal Aviation Administration has banned all US carriers from operating within the Tehran FIR over the waters of the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman (highlighted area pictured below).   Read More

  • The world’s first known flying tribute to a hedgehog

    ADS-B sky art has grown significantly as more aircraft are equipped with transponders and better lower-level coverage allows non-pressurized aircraft to join in. We’ve seen airplanes draw airplanes, a forest full of Christmas trees, hearts of all sizes, and plenty of written messages. But this is new to us. Last week, pilot Robert Green drew …   Read More

  • AvTalk Episode 59: From Regional Jet to Space Jet

    On this episode of AvTalk, Mitsubishi sets its eyes on the CRJ program, we learn more about the Air Astana loss of control incident in Portugal, and Jason and Seth Miller check in from the IATA annual general meeting in Seoul.   Read More

  • New Flightradar24 ADS-B Receivers Activated in May 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 May combined with over 20,000 existing receivers, …   Read More