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. The theme for 2015-2018 is ‘Working Together to Ensure No Country is Left Behind.’
We’re compiling some of the best #FlyDay celebrations and we’ll be updating this page throughout the day.
24 Hours at Changi
Changi Airport in Singapore is one of the 20 busiest airports in the world. Each day, 940 flights carry more than 150,000 passengers through the airport, traveling 3 million kilometers. Changi combined our flight data and a beautiful globe to produce this stunning visualization of a day at Changi.
Enjoy the video and then track live flights at Changi here.
The Airbus Family Flies Together
In August, Airbus took their family of aircraft out for a formation flight. The A320neo, A330, A350, and A380 flew together in the skies over Toulouse. After the flight, Airbus published the air-to-air footage of the flight, but today, Airbus published a look at the flight from the pilots’ perspective, including how they planned the flight.
Tracking Millions of Flights Each Month
Each month we track between 4 and 6 million flights, depending on the time of year. In the past, we’ve looked at a month’s worth of flights around the world, 24 hours of flights over the Atlantic Ocean, and a day in the skies above the United States.
Recently, we’ve been able to track a few special flights, including one pilot who just wanted to say ‘Hello’.
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