Nearly 150 new receivers joined the Flightradar24 network in March and we made significant gains in coverage around the world. We added large groups of receivers in a few countries and some key receivers in others.

In Australia, we added 11 new receivers, including four in Western Australia and one in Northern Territory that are helping to increase our coverage area there. We also activated 11 new receivers in China, expanding our coverage area and adding additional MLAT coverage away from the coast.

We activated a cluster of receivers in northeast India, Nepal, and Bangladesh, which are providing expanded coverage and will lead to even more MLAT coverage. We also activated new receivers in Baghdad and Kabul.

In Africa, we added single new receivers in Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Liberia, Namibia, Botswana, and Mozambique. We added two new receivers in Republic of the Congo and four new receivers in South Africa, which are helping increase MLAT coverage.

Ground coverage at New York’s La Guardia Airport
Ground coverage at New York’s La Guardia Airport

Our transatlantic coverage grew with new receivers in the northern UK and Canada as well as additional receivers in the Azores. In the United States we activated a group of receivers across the south of the country adding important areas of coverage. We also added new receivers in New York, which gives us significant ground coverage at all three major New York-area airports now. We also added additional coverage in the Pacific Northwest with new receivers in Washington and Oregon.

In South America, we activated multiple receivers in Argentina, Brazil, and Bolivia. We also activated a new receiver in Colombia. The three new receivers in Bolivia are adding additional MLAT coverage, as are the new receivers in Argentina. The new receivers in Brazil helped expand our coverage area as well as increase MLAT coverage.

Here’s the full map of all receivers activated during March (click to enlarge).

New Flightradar24 receivers activated during March 2016
New Flightradar24 receivers activated during March 2016

We are always looking for 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.

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