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New Flightradar24 ADS-B Receivers Activated in June 2019

Each month we send out complete ADS-B receiver kits that include an ADS-B receiver, antennas, and all necessary cabling to qualified hosts. You can apply to host one of our receivers or easily build your own. The dozens of new Flightradar24-supplied receiver kits and the hundreds of home-built receivers activated in June combined with over 20,000 existing receivers, helped us track over 6 million flights for the first time ever, including our busiest day ever when we tracked 224,508 flights.

New receivers activated in June helped improve our coverage in places like India, Australia, and Brazil. Our MLAT coverage in the United States experienced improvement as well.

The June Map

New Flightradar24-supplied ADS-B receiver locations for June 2019

New Flightradar24-supplied ADS-B receivers activated in June 2019

Help Add ADS-B Coverage

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, which can be used on the web or within our mobile app. 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

Have a Raspberry Pi sitting around collecting dust or looking to get started with tracking flights with a quick project? Build your own receiver to help us increase ADS-B and MLAT coverage in your area. Our simple guide walks you through the steps from getting the parts you need to setting up your receiver. Learn more today!
 

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AvTalk Episode 53: Ethiopian 302 and the grounding of the 737 MAX

On this episode of AvTalk we’re joined by The Air Current editor-in-chief Jon Ostrower to discuss the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 and the subsequent grounding of the 737 MAX. We also get an update from the NTSB on the crash of Atlas Air flight 3591 and an update on the closure of Pakistan’s airspace to most flights.

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Tensions between India and Pakistan affect air traffic

Tensions between India and Pakistan have escalated and are now affecting air traffic in the region. Pakistan has closed its airspace entirely and Indian authorities restricted flights at more than half a dozen airports for a few hours on 27 February.

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Heavy Rains Cause Closure of Chennai Airport, Possible Aircraft Write-offs

Torrential rains in Chennai over the past few days have left the airport flooded and closed through at least 6 December. Over two dozen aircraft are currently stranded at the airport, ranging from small private jets to a Boeing 747-400 freighter. Judging from photos posted on social media, at least 2 of the aircraft on the ground may not be leaving anytime soon. (more…)