It’s a new year and we have a new map of freshly activated ADS-B receivers. We’ve started the year off strong with receivers in new countries and a greatly expanded coverage area. We’ve also strengthened MLAT coverage in a few areas allowing us to track even more flights.
Last week we activated our first receiver in Ethiopia, which is already providing excellent ADS-B coverage in Addis Ababa. We also added a new receiver in Namibia, where we now have MLAT coverage and we activated our first receiver in southwestern Zimbabwe, enlarging our coverage area there into Botswana.
In the Americas we’ve continued to expand our coverage area, especially in the case of transoceanic flights. New receivers in Alaska and northern Canada, including one in the aptly-named High Level, Canada, are helping to cover additional flights headed over the North Pole. In Mexico, we added two new receivers, which are providing MLAT coverage in the area.
New receivers in Russia increased our coverage of flights from North America and northern Europe to Asia. Two new receivers in China expanded our MLAT coverage there and a new receiver in Pakistan increased our coverage area there and into Afghanistan. Europe saw a number of MLAT improvements over the past two weeks and a receiver in northern UK helped with transatlantic coverage.
Here’s the full map of all receivers activated during the first two weeks of 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.