During the month of September, our nearly 150 new receivers helped us track 4.8 million flights. Hundreds of those flights were tracked by our most exciting new receiver, FloatRadar24, our Wave Glider equipped with ADS-B receivers. Alongside our ever-growing network of ground receivers, FloatRadar24 is our second non-terrestrial test as we move towards global ADS-B coverage.
We also activated a unique terrestrial receiver in September, adding the first receiver to the island of Saint Helena in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean.
In addition to these receivers, we also expanded our network of ADS-B receivers around the world, including a number of key receivers that have helped expand our MLAT coverage. New receivers in India, Russia, and Venezuela helped expand our coverage areas there. Two new receivers in northern Canada are helping us track polar flights.
New receivers in Brazil, South Africa, the United States, and across Europe are helping increase our MLAT coverage there. MLAT allows us to track aircraft not yet equipped with an ADS-B transponder.
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.
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.