• Titan Airways 757 visits one of the world’s most remote and difficult airports

    Aviation fans had a bit of excitement yesterday as the remote and notoriously tricky airport at St. Helena (HLE), a British overseas territory in the...

  • Final Qantas 747 departure from Australia leaves a special message

    The final Qantas 747 departure from Australia left Sydney Wednesday afternoon for Los Angeles. Before heading across the Pacific, VH-OEJ took to the sky over Sydney to leave a special message. Today’s departure marks the end of the Qantas 747 fleet’s 49 years of service.   Read More

  • Not done yet: how to track the 87 remaining passenger 747s

    Last week we covered British Airways’ 747 retirement announcement, as did many media outlets around the world. The fact that it made for such a big news event seems as good an indication as any that the 747 holds a special place in people’s hearts, whether “avgeek” or not.   Read More

  • Qatar gets a win as ICJ rules in its favor over air blockade by neighbors

    This week the UN’s International Court of Justice (ICJ) delivered a ruling that will come as good news to Qatar and its national airline Qatar Airways. It concerns the three year-old blockade of Qatar by four of its neighbors – and specifically the fact that they are blocking Qatar-registered aircraft from flying through their airspace.   Read More

  • Follow the Air France A380 farewell flight

    An Air France A380 will conduct a farewell flight on 26 June to celebrate the aircraft as the airline retires the fleet after 11 years of service. F-HPJH (MSN 099) will take Air France personnel connected to the A380, including pilots, cabin crew, maintenance personnel and others on a tour of France. The flight is …   Read More

  • Follow the JetBlue New York City flyover on 7 May

    JetBlue will salute healthcare workers and first responders in New York with a flyover on 7 May at 19:00 EDT (23:00 UTC). Three of the airline’s New York-themed special livery A320s will be used. See the participating aircraft and track the flight here.   Read More

  • Marking 10 years since Eyjafjallajökull

    Over 4 million people visited Flightradar24.com on 16 April 2010. The site that day, much like these days, was remarkable for what you didn’t see. Nearly all flights in Europe and across the Atlantic Ocean were suspended for almost a week as ash from the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano on Iceland made safe flight …   Read More

  • Special Australian flights to celebrate women’s roles in aviation

    12 flights around Australia will mark International Women’s Day on 8 March by operating with women only crews. To highlight the range of opportunities in the aviation industry, beyond just women pilots and flight attendants, the ground crews, dispatchers, air traffic controllers, and others working these flights will also be women.   Read More

  • British Airways sets new transatlantic speed record

    British Airways set a new New York–London subsonic commercial aircraft speed record on 9 February with the BA112 landing in London 4 hours 56 minutes after departing New York. Accomplished with a Boeing 747-400, the flight took advantage of a well-placed and strong jet stream to reach London in under 5 hours.   Read More

  • Onboard the inaugural SAS A350 flight from Copenhagen to Chicago

    SAS inaugurated the Airbus A350 on Tuesday, 28 January, putting the aircraft into revenue service for the first time beginning with its Copenhagen-Chicago route. SAS has focused on the improved economics, environmental impact, and passenger experience of their new A350 fleet and we joined the first flight to see how they’ve done.   Read More

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