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Flightaware Announces Large Improvements/upgrades  
User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2691 posts, RR: 3
Posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 4443 times:

This sounds awesome!

http://flightaware.com/news/article/...ts-to-Airline-Flight-Tracking-/139

Some blurbs from the release:

The ability to track an airliner by the registration number. For supported airlines, you'll be able to type in the registration (e.g., N12345) and track that individual airplane, even if it flies as an airline flight identifier.



For many airlines at non-US airports, we now display real-time arrival and departure times as well as flight status information. You no longer have to wait for for the flight to get close to US or Western European airspace.

Last summer, we began tracking (radar positions on a map) many flights in Western Europe. With these improvements, we are more than doubling the number of flights that we can show real-time positions for. Additionally, we now list aircraft types for European flights where previously we tracked the flight but lacked the equipment details and other flight/route/schedule specifics.


KPDX   


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User currently offlinesan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4939 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 4399 times:

I look forward to these changes, very nice!


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User currently offlineMPDPilot From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 986 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 4354 times:

These sound awesome.

I have a question though, how does Flightaware.com do this? Do they have to have the controlling agency OK this and transmit the data? Or do they use their own equipment?



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User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2691 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 4322 times:

Awesome indeed. Before you know it, maybe we will be able to listen to each airliners ATC transmissions. 


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User currently offlinenkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2639 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 4290 times:

I noticed today that the gate number was showing up on FL flights out of ACY.. thats pretty cool!!!


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User currently offlineMPDPilot From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 986 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 4194 times:

Quoting nkops (Reply 4):
I noticed today that the gate number was showing up on FL flights out of ACY.. thats pretty cool!!!

I just noticed that too, I did some test routes and it will even show terminal for most interntational flights. Very cool!!



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User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2691 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 3913 times:

Quoting MPDPilot (Reply 2):
I have a question though, how does Flightaware.com do this? Do they have to have the controlling agency OK this and transmit the data? Or do they use their own equipment?

Just looking over everything again, I was wondering the same exact thing. Can anyone shed some light on this?  



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User currently offlinemurchmo From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week ago) and read 3849 times:

Ya i like alot of the little changes. Under status and down on the duration it says "taxiing" and "Taxiing(pushed from gate xx minutes ago)" I don't remember seeing thiS before.


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User currently onlineBraniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 2917 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week ago) and read 3848 times:

Quoting KPDX (Thread starter):
.g., N12345)

I like that! I can track flights of, say, the first plane I flew on! I also like the terminal arrivals and expanded service area. Good job, FA!



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User currently offlineCGKings317 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 306 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week ago) and read 3843 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
CHAT OPERATOR

Quoting KPDX (Reply 6):
Quoting MPDPilot (Reply 2):
I have a question though, how does Flightaware.com do this? Do they have to have the controlling agency OK this and transmit the data? Or do they use their own equipment?

Just looking over everything again, I was wondering the same exact thing. Can anyone shed some light on this?

From the FAQ:

Quote:

Where is this data from? (Back To Top)

FlightAware compiles, aggregates, and processes data from a variety of government sources, airlines, commercial data providers, as well as FlightAware's proprietary flight tracking network. FlightAware's proprietary algorithms calculate delay and arrival time estimates to offer the most up-to-date and reliable flight tracking data on the Internet.

other FAQs can be found here --> http://flightaware.com/about/faq.rvt#data

~CGKings317  



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User currently offlinemurchmo From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week ago) and read 3826 times:

Quoting murchmo (Reply 7):


Ok I just read the link and it was the first thing there. I don't always check them cuz it takes them awhile to load on my phone.   



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User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2691 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week ago) and read 3826 times:

Quoting CGKings317 (Reply 9):

Ah thanks man! My laziness exposed once again. 



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User currently offlinepanova98 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 10 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3315 times:

Very well done, indeed.

Just wondering, why do they do all this? Who is behind this site? Sure is interesting to me, but how do they get the money to pay it? Am I paying something I'm not aware of?


User currently offlinetdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 13, posted (3 years 10 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3199 times:

Quoting panova98 (Reply 12):
Sure is interesting to me, but how do they get the money to pay it? Am I paying something I'm not aware of?

Advertising. They get pair for all those banners that show up between the map and the tables.

Tom.


User currently offlineCGKings317 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 306 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (3 years 10 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3145 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
CHAT OPERATOR

Quoting panova98 (Reply 12):
but how do they get the money to pay it? Am I paying something I'm not aware of?
Quoting tdscanuck (Reply 13):
Advertising. They get pair for all those banners that show up between the map and the tables.

Tom.

In addition to Ads, F/A.com makes money with their lines of commercial products. http://flightaware.com/commercial/

~CGKings317  



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User currently offlinenkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2639 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (3 years 10 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2737 times:

I've noticed since the upgrade, it seems to have problems tracking some flights.. ie, many flights show enroute when actually they have landed a long time ago (over 30 minutes).


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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (3 years 10 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2640 times:

Quoting KPDX (Thread starter):
The ability to track an airliner by the registration number.

That feature isn't working. I think one has to be a member first before he/she can use this feature??



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User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2691 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (3 years 10 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2607 times:

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 16):
That feature isn't working. I think one has to be a member first before he/she can use this feature??

Not at the moment. Towards the bottom of the release the registration bit is under "Coming Summer 2010."  



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User currently offlineMarcoPoloWorld From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 617 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (3 years 10 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2370 times:

Thanks for the update.

But FlightAware still seems to be inferior to FlightStats when it comes to tracking flights that don't touch the US or EU. I tried to query Cebu (CEB), and FlightAware came up with a blank departure list, whereas FlightStats readily showed all the scheduled flights arriving in and out of there.

Hmmm....


User currently offlineoly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6604 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (3 years 10 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1972 times:

I think they should be told that they need to get their codes right

http://flightaware.com/live/airport/KDKR

You can't put a 'K' ahead of every 3 letter code.



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User currently onlineBraniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 2917 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (3 years 10 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1960 times:

Quoting MarcoPoloWorld (Reply 18):
Thanks for the update.

But FlightAware still seems to be inferior to FlightStats when it comes to tracking flights that don't touch the US or EU. I tried to query Cebu (CEB), and FlightAware came up with a blank departure list, whereas FlightStats readily showed all the scheduled flights arriving in and out of there.

Hmmm....

Their service area is US.



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