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Enhancing Surface Movement Data on Flightradar24

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Additional surface movement data at major airports in the United States is now available thanks to the inclusion of ASDE-X data on Flightradar24. Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X will supplement our own network’s ADS-B and MLAT data and help increase the availability and quality of surface movement data at some of the busiest airports in the world.

What is ASDE-X

Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X) is composite data take from multiple sources on and around the airfield. ASDE-X combines data from surface surveillance radar, multilateration sensors, Airport Surveillance Radars, ADS-B sensors, and terminal automation systems to provide positional information for vehicles on the airfield.

Where is ASDE-X available?

ASDE-X is available at 35 major airports in the United States. You can click on each airport in the table below to go directly to the airport’s page on Flightradar24 and see live flights.

Airport (Location)IATA CodeICAO Code
Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (Baltimore, MD)BWIKBWI
Boston Logan International Airport (Boston, MA)BOSKBOS
Bradley International Airport (Windsor Locks, CT)BDLKBDL
Chicago Midway Airport (Chicago, IL)MDWKMDW
Chicago O’Hare International Airport (Chicago, IL)ORDKORD
Charlotte Douglas International Airport (Charlotte, NC)CLTKCLT
Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport (Dallas, TX)DFWKDFW
Denver International Airport (Denver, CO)DENKDEN
Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport (Detroit, MI)DTWKDTW
Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood Airport (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)FLLKFLL
General Mitchell International Airport (Milwaukee, WI)MKEKMKE
George Bush Intercontinental Airport (Houston, TX)IAHKIAH
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (Atlanta, GA)ATLKATL
Honolulu International –Hickam Air Force Base Airport (Honolulu, HI)HNLPHNL
John F. Kennedy International Airport (Jamaica, NY)JFKKJFK
John Wayne-Orange County Airport (Santa Ana, CA)SNAKSNA
LaGuardia Airport, (Flushing, NY)LGAKLGA
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (St. Louis, MO)STLKSTL
Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (Las Vegas, NV)LASKLAS
Los Angeles International Airport (Los Angeles, CA)LAXKLAX
Louisville International Airport-Standiford Field (Louisville, KY)SDFKSDF
Memphis International Airport (Memphis, TN)MEMKMEM
Miami International Airport (Miami, FL)MIAKMIA
Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport (Minneapolis, MN)MSPKMSP
Newark International Airport (Newark, NJ)EWRKEWR
Orlando International Airport (Orlando, FL)MCOKMCO
Philadelphia International Airport (Philadelphia, PA)PHLKPHL
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (Phoenix, AZ)PHXKPHX
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (Washington, DC)DCAKDCA
San Diego International Airport (San Diego, CA)SANKSAN
Salt Lake City International Airport (Salt Lake City, UT)SLCKSLC
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Seattle, WA)SEAKSEA
Theodore Francis Green State Airport (Providence, RI)PVDKPVD
Washington Dulles International Airport (Chantilly, VA)IADKIAD
William P. Hobby Airport (Houston, TX)HOUKHOU

Why is this helpful?

ASDE-X is especially helpful for aircraft that are not yet equipped with an ADS-B transponder that are operating at airports for which we do not have ground-level MLAT coverage or coverage is poor. The addition of ASDE-X will help us track flights at the beginning and end of their flights where we may have lacked coverage before.

You can help us improve our ADS-B and MLAT coverage around the world. Learn more and apply to host a receiver today.

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