We spent much of January activating new receivers in locations that expand our coverage area. Our major focus in 2016 will be increasing coverage in Africa and we’re off to a good start with 12 new receivers activated there last month.
During the first half of the month, we activated our first receiver in Ethiopia. We also activated receivers in Kenya, Botswana, Namibia, Angola, South Africa, Algeria, and Tunisia.
In Asia, we continued to build our coverage area in China as well as increase our MLAT coverage in India and Iran. Two new receivers in Pakistan and Iran close to the Afghanistan border are also helping with coverage in Afghanistan.
In Europe, we improved our MLAT in Germany with a cluster of new receivers. We also enhanced our coverage and MLAT capability with a few new receivers in south-central Europe.
New receivers in the Cook Islands and French Polynesia are also contributing additional coverage for flights traveling between North America and Australia.
Receivers in northern Canada are helping increase our coverage of flights coming over the Arctic Ocean into North America. Our new receiver in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada is also providing ground coverage at the airport there. Three new receivers in northeast Canada, as well as new receivers in northern UK and one in the Faroe Islands are helping with increased transatlantic coverage.
Further south, we activated new receivers in northwest United States filling in some coverage gaps and improving our MLAT tracking there. In South America we activated new receivers in southern Chile and Argentina as well one in central Chile that are expanding coverage.
Here’s the full map of all receivers activated during January (click to enlarge).
Apply to Host a Receiver
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 Premium account. 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 feeder page for more information and to begin feeding data today.