We added 100 new receivers in February, which helped us track 4.1 million flights during the month. We’re adding receivers that help close existing coverage gaps and we closed a few significant gaps in February.
We added another new receiver in northern Greenland, this time on the west coast, expanding our northern coverage area and coverage of transatlantic flights. Also helping with transatlantic coverage are new receivers in northern Norway and the Faroe Islands.
We also closed a few coverage gaps in Australia with new receivers in Western Australia and Northern Territory. A new receiver in Perth is also helping with lower level MLAT coverage. To the northeast, a new receiver in New Caledonia and another in French Polynesia are helping with additional transpacific coverage.
In Central and South America we added a cluster of receivers in Mexico and Guatemala, boosting our coverage there. In Brazil multiple pairs of receivers are helping with MLAT coverage. And in southern Chile a new receiver in Castro is adding new coverage.
Elsewhere, a new receiver in Imphal, India has improved our lower level coverage in the area. New receivers in Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen are all helping with coverage in the Red Sea and the surrounding areas.
We’re currently sending multiple receivers to Nepal to enhance our coverage there. Some of Nepal’s domestic fleet has recently been fitted with ADS-B transponders and we’re looking forward to tracking our first landing at Lukla in the near future. We still need additional hosts in the area, especially outside of Kathmandu, so if you’re interested or might know someone who is, please get in contact with us or apply to host a receiver.
Here’s the full map of all receivers activated during February (click to expand).
We are always looking for new receiver hosts. Especially if you or someone you know lives in a remote location, please apply to host a receiver. All of our receiver hosts get a free Flightradar24 Business Subscription. If you’re interested, please apply today. If you’d you like more information about our application process, you can read more about it in our blog post.
Use Your Own Hardware
If you prefer to use your own hardware and have a Raspberry Pi you can now help us increase MLAT coverage as well. Please see our Raspberry Pi page for more information and to begin sharing data today.