• Celebrating the 2016 Flightradar24 Milestones

    2016 was a very busy year at Flightradar24 as we launched the new version of the website and continued on our quest for global ADS-B coverage. We added thousands of terrestrial receivers, an autonomous surface ocean robot, and satellite ADS-B reception to our network in 2016. Look back with us on the year past.   Read More

  • Flightradar24 Announces Cooperation with Aerial Maritime Ltd for Space-based ADS-B Flight Tracking

    We are excited to announce our cooperation agreement with Aerial & Maritime, Ltd, a GomSpace subsidiary, as we move forward with development of space-based ADS-B flight tracking. With this cooperation agreement we will design and develop a joint flight data service based on FR24’s global terrestrial ADS-B network and extensive expertise and A&M’s space based …   Read More

  • The Flights Behind the Photo

    On 12 November, photographer Seth Jaworski captured the departure queue for Runway 34L at Sydney Airport. While the identity of a few of the aircraft was readily apparent, we wanted to see if we could identify all six aircraft in the photograph. We turned to our Global Playback feature for the answer.   Read More

  • See Flights in All New Ways on Flightradar24

    This week we launched some great new features on Flightradar24.com. From tracking multiple flights at once to a big picture look at delays worldwide to even more detailed airport information, these new web views let you track flights and airline operations in all new ways.   Read More

  • Making the Flightradar24 Network Even Stronger

    Since the beginning of the summer, we’ve moved toward satellite-based ABS-B tracking and ocean going surface robots with ADS-B receivers, but the core of our network remains our terrestrial receivers hosted by thousands of volunteers around the world. We are always looking for new receiver hosts to help expand our ADS-B network and we often …   Read More

  • New Flightradar24 Subscription Options and the Return of PayPal

    PayPal Subscriptions Return We’ve been working hard bring PayPal payments back to Flightradar24, and we’re pleased to announce that starting today, Flightradar24 subscriptions may once...

  • FloatRadar24—Our ADS-B Receiving Wave Glider

    Thank you to to the thousands of people who voted in our Wave Glider naming contest. With over 52 percent of the vote, our Wave Glider shall now be known as FloatRadar24. Many thanks also to those who voted for the runner up, Planey McTracker Face, which secured 28% of the vote.   Read More

  • Help Name the Flightradar24 Wave Glider

    Giving our Wave Glider a Name We have been calling our autonomous surface ocean robot Wave Glider, but we want to give it a proper...

  • This Week in the Air—September 4-10

    Beginning Our Wave Glider ADS-B Sea Trials This week we began tracking flights with an ADS-B receiver on a Wave Glider®  manufactured by Liquid Robotics® and managed by Maritime Robotics. The Wave Glider is currently 650 kilometers southeast of Jan Mayen and 400 kilometers from our target test area. One week into our sea trial, …   Read More

  • Setting Sail for Global Coverage—Flightradar24 ADS-B Receivers On-board a Surface Ocean Robot

    We are excited to announce for the first time that we have received and processed ADS-B signals collected by our autonomous boat. The unmanned surface vehicle, a Wave Glider®  manufactured by Liquid Robotics® and managed by Maritime Robotics as part of their new partnership, is receiving ADS-B signals from aircraft over the North Atlantic Ocean …   Read More