Category : Special Event

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See How Storm Stella Stalled Flights this Week

On Tuesday, 14 March air traffic ground to a halt in the northeast United States as winter storm ‘Stella’ dumped snow (or threatened to) on cities from Washington DC through Maine. For 12 hours on Tuesday, between 4:30 am and 4:30 pm, only two flights landed at JFK Airport in New York.

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AvGeek Videos of the Week

Each week we spend hundreds of hours tracking flights, but we also make time for other avgeek pursuits, like the videos below. This week, we visit the flight deck of a 737, watch a passenger jet perform some acrobatics, see Boeing’s new 737 MAX 9 for the first time, and get our first glimpse at […]

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French ATC Strike to Affect Flights, 6-10 March

A multi-day strike by French air traffic controllers in the Brest and Bordeaux area control centers (ACC) will affect traffic in and around France beginning 6 March at 0500 UTC through 10 March 1900 UTC. The strike will additionally include controllers from the Marseille ACC from 07 March 0500 UTC to 10 March 0500 UTC. […]

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The MAX writes ‘MAX’

Yesterday, Boeing took one of its 737 MAX test frames for a nine-hour endurance test. Instead of flying around in circles for nine hours, they decided to do something a little different.

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Air Canada’s New Livery and How to Track It

Air Canada unveiled its new livery yesterday, repainting an initial three aircraft for simultaneous events in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. The airline painted a 787-8 and two A321s, all three of which will re-enter revenue service today.

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Flight 666 to HEL on Friday the 13th

This afternoon in Copenhagen, Finnair flight 666 departed for HEL during the 13th hour on Friday the 13th. It landed safely in Helsinki 1 hour, 15 minutes later at 13:31 UTC. The aircraft that operated the flight, an Airbus A320 registered OH-LXM, is 13 years old.   The flight departed from next to Gate 13 […]

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2016 Flights in the News and Our Most-Tracked Flights

As the year comes to a close, we look back on some of the flights that made news this year. Some of the most-followed flights marked the beginning of a long journey —like the first flights of the 737 MAX and A350-1000—while others celebrated the end of one—like Solar Impulse’s successful round-the-world flight. We’ll walk […]

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2016: a Year in JetPhotos

Since JetPhotos became part of the Flightradar24 family last year, the photo catalog has grown to over 3 million high quality aviation photographs. We’re taking a look at some of the top photos added to the JetPhotos catalog in 2016. With over 3.2 million photos, JetPhotos is the largest collection of aviation photography on the […]

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Special Delivery—the Holiday Shipping Season

From the last week of November to the end of December FedEx and UPS see a surge in shipping as holiday gifts make their way from manufacturers to retailers to consumers. For 2016, FedEx anticipates it will double its average package volume to 25 million shipments on each Monday during the season. UPS has said […]

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Celebrating International Civil Aviation Day

7 December marks the anniversary of the signing of the Convention on International Civil Aviation in 1944, also known as the Chicago Convention, which created the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Since the 50th anniversary in 1994, the aviation world has celebrated International Civil Aviation Day.

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