Background

FlightAware wurde im März 2005 gegründet und war das erste Unternehmen, das kostenlose Flugstatusdienste für den privaten und gewerblichen Luftverkehr in den Vereinigten Staaten bereitstellte. FlightAware begann Ende 2005 seinen öffentlichen Betrieb und wurde schnell zum weltweit beliebtesten Flug-Tracking-Service.

FlightAware's systemeigene Algorithmen mit den Flugankunftsszeiten in Verbindung mit FlightAware’s leistungsstarker, anwenderfreundlicher, reaktionsschneller und verlässlicher, webbasierter Schnittstelle bringt die leistungsfähigste und zweckmäßigste Flug-Tracking-Anwendung bzw. -Dienste hervor. FlightAware hat Niederlassungen in Houston und New York.

FlightAwares nahtlose Integration der weltweit Datenquellen kombiniert mit
FlightAwares leistungsstarker, intuitiver, reaktionsschneller und verlässlicher webbasierter Schnittstelle
ergibt die fähigste und nützlichste Flug-Tracking-Anwendung und Service.

FlightAware ist in privater Hand und unterhält Niederlassungen in Houston und New York.

FlightAware Major Events and New Features

2015
Mai ADS-B Ground Station #3,000 goes live in China, one of 101 countries with FlightAware ADS-B ground stations
Mai Premium global weather products (including interactive forecast imagery) available for FlightAware Global
April Live data for all tail numbers in Europe now available through FlightAware Global.
April FlightAware Firehose, a live position data feed, released to complement FlightXML with real-time RADAR, ADS-B, and status data.
März New web site design released with streamlined interface and larger, more interactive maps
März FlightAware celebrates 10 year anniversary
März ADS-B Ground Station #2,000 goes live in Bulgaria, one of 85 countries with FlightAware ADS-B ground stations
März FlightFeeder Android released - free, simple ADS-B ground station that runs on an Android phone or tablet
Februar QuickAds now offer targeting on flight pages, flight alerts, and 300x250 ads
Februar Aircraft operator tools released for free importing of call sign and schedule data
Januar FlightAware Member #5,000,000 registers
Januar ADS-B Ground Station #1,500 goes live in Armenia, one of 80 countries with FlightAware ADS-B ground stations
2014
November Recipients of flight alerts now receive airport delay notifications
Oktober ADS-B Ground Station #1,000 goes live in Malaysia, one of 71 countries with FlightAware ADS-B ground stations
Oktober Build your own PiAware ADS-B receiver software and instructions released - ADS-B receiver for under $100.00
September Maps now show Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) in the United States
August PiAware released -- FlightAware ADS-B client for Raspberry Pi and dump1090
August All-new mobile apps released for both iOS Flight Tracker App (iPhone, iPad) and Android Flight Tracker app (phone, tablet)
August FlightAware Global users can now optionally track VFR and other flights without flight plans
August FlightAware Live released with live, high resolution airspace viewing
August Map layers for commercial users (Premium, Global) now include high resolution satellite, terrain, and street map imagery
Juli ADS-B Ground Station #500 goes live in Finland, one of 63 countries with FlightAware ADS-B ground stations
Juni Maps now optionally show nearby airplanes and zoom-based nearby airports around the world
Juni FlightAware Member #4,000,000 registers
Mai Online and automated downloads and subscriptions for many data feeds including airport database, FBO database, fuel prices, and airline and operator database
Mai FlightAware Global users can now pre-upload flight plans for datalink and ADS-B tracking outside flight plan coverage area
März FlightAware TV launched. Live maps and flight status for HDTV display
Januar Next generation FBO ToolBox released with new user interface and improved reports with additional data
Januar FlightFeeder - FlightAware ADS-B receivers begin shipping to over a dozen countries
2013
Dezember Worldwide delay statistics now published for airline operations; cancellation statistics now include percentages of flight operations.
November SITA and FlightAware partner for live flight data in SITA Aircom Server
Oktober ForeFlight and FlightAware partner for route amendments, flight tracking and integration of FlightAware Global in ForeFlight Mobile
Oktober FlightAware announces worldwide flight tracking for Garmin avionics
Oktober New customers of FlightAware Global and Selective Unblocking can now sign up online
September Operators of ADS-B receivers can now connect to FlightAware's worldwide ADS-B flight tracking network
September FlightAware maps now can display IFR low and high en-route charts in the United States
September New photos interface with higher resolution photos, auto-resizing, infinite scrolling, and comments
September FlightAware Member #3,000,000 registers
September FlightAware MiseryMap released -- animated view of weather, flight delays, and cancellations across the United States
Juli Worldwide flight tracking integration available for airline operators using ACARS via SITA. Simply contact FlightAware to enable
Juni Subscribers to FlightAware Global and Selective Unblocking can now self-manage users and delegate access
Juni FlightAware New Zealand launched. Free, live, nationwide live flight tracking for private and airline flights across New Zealand
Juni Live UVair contract fuel card prices now displayed on FBO pages for UVair customers (press release)
Mai All aircraft operators that are FlightAware commercial customers can now automatically access and view live European flight data for their aircraft
Mai Sporty's and FlightAware partner to offer printed and framed FlightAware maps showing a year or more of an aircraft's flight history
April Comprehensive coverage of flight positions across United Kingdom added for both airline and general aviation flights
April FlightAware flight tracking pages now automatically update without a page refresh.
März New Enterprise Account available by monthly subscription for professional users
März FBO listings now search and display lower prices at nearby airports
Februar Free FBO ToolBox US trials and online sign-up available for United States FBOs and airport businesses
Januar Airport and flight history data reports can now be purchased online at a discount on a subscription basis
Januar Worldwide flight tracking integration available for airline operators using ACARS via ARINC. Simply contact FlightAware to enable.
2012
Dezember FlightAware Member #2,000,000 registers
Oktober FlightAware announces worldwide coverage for business aviation flight tracking at NBAA 2012 in Orlando
Oktober FlightAware for Windows 8 app released for tablets and PCs
Oktober ARINC announces that ARINC Direct business aircraft operators will now use FlightAware
September FlightAware adds datalink coverage from ARINC Direct, Honeywell GDC, Satcom Direct, Spidertracks, UVdatalink
August New FlightAware.com home page with personalized flight searches
Juli New mobile FlightAware.com web site for smartphones
Juli Airline flight "one-step alerts" and alerts sharing released
Juli Track log, flight profile graphs, and My FlightAware maps added to iPhone, iPad, and Android apps
Juni Significant improvement to coverage of live airline flight positions in Europe, Middle East, Japan, Brazil, and New Zealand
Juni Re-designed flight page released - first major enhancement in seven years
Juni New "ATC Mode" maps with unlimited number of flight data tags for airport, fleet, and My FlightAware maps
Mai Resolution of US weather radar increased 4x on site/mobile apps & European weather added to maps for commercial customers
Mai FBO ToolBox Europe and FlightAware Global (worldwide flight tracking product for aircraft operators) released
Mai European general aviation flight tracking coverage announced at EBACE 2012 in Geneva
März Worldwide owner/registration data (with history) now available on flight pages for private aircraft
März FlightAware API now offers worldwide airline gate and schedule data and also nationwide Australia data
März FlightAware Australia launched. Free, live, nationwide live flight tracking for private and airline flights across Australia
Februar FlightAware Live released -- automatic, live position updates automatically streamed to web page maps
Februar Historical flight data (US, UK, Canada) for commercial data products extended to include 1998 - present.
Januar FlightAware API adds JSON interface and push (callback) notifications for flight and airport alerts
Januar Pre-arrival (45 minute) flight notifications added to all flight and airport alerts
2011
Dezember FlightAware flight archives pass 250,000,000 flights
November FlightAware Photos passes 250,000 photos of over 100,000 aircraft
Oktober FlightAware employees participate in the 2011 Race for the Cure Houston
September FlightAware releases mobile flight tracker apps for Android, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone 7
August Twitter integration announced that allows alerts to be auto-Tweeted
Juli Flight alerts now notify users of gate changes, flight delays
Juni FlightAware Member #1,000,000 registers
Mai Alerts sharing introduced - alerts can now can be setup for friends
Februar FlightXML 2 released - FlightAware's next-generation flight tracking API
Januar FlightAware offers an airline cancellations page to view the impact of major storms
2010
Dezember FlightAware App for Facebook released
November Meal service information added to airline flight tracking pages and flight alerts
August Codeshare support added for airline flights, maps and international positions for many airline flights
Juni Major improvements to airline flight tracking, international coverage, gates, and more
Juni FlightAware "Live Flight Tracker" 2.0 iPhone released
Juni Localized content and language formatting made available to over a dozen countries
Mai FlightAware launches re-designed web site design and home page
Mai Altitude/speed graphs added to flight track logs
April Free, embedded content made available to media and web site operators
April Flight Crews and Dispatcher collaboration added to flight planning
Februar FlightAware adds user-contributed photos and reviews to FBO pages
Januar FlightAware releases US airport delay list, interactive delay map with animated weather
2009
Dezember FlightAware flight archives pass 100,000,000 flights
Oktober Version 2.0 of Flight Planning released
Oktober Interactive airport maps with data tag cycling, hovering, zoom/pan
Oktober Free Flight Tracking iPhone App released
September US VFR Sectional Viewer released
September Average Arrival Time (7-day average) added to all airline flight tracking pages
August FlightAware joins Twitter and Facebook
August Airliner photos displayed on flight tracking pages
August Google Earth support added
August Zooming, panning, map styles (Earth View, Sectionals) added to flight tracking maps
Juli United Kingdom added to service area
Februar Registered members can subscribe to daily/weekly/monthly aviation news and photo email.
Januar FlightAware Photos section passes 20,000 photos
2008
Dezember Flight Planning now supports diversions, holds, fuel tankering.
September Flight Planning released.
Juli Endorsements, Flight Crew, and Remarks released
Juni FlightAware Photos released; photos embedded into flight tracking pages.
Mai FlightAware Member #250,000 registers
März FlightAware celebrates third birthday; has 15 employees with offices in Houston and New York
März FlightAware begins displaying airline schedules and delayed flight information
2007
September Squawks released for sharing aviation links
September Maps available for flight finder, My FlightAware, aircraft type, and fleet maps
August FlightAware flight archives pass 50,000,000 flights
August Weather Maps now available with nationwide and regional views
Juni FlightAware registers 150,000th member; serves over 1,250,000 unique users in June
Mai Beta access to fleet maps, aircraft type maps, and route maps released
2006
Dezember Commercial user accounts available for Part 135 and 121 operators
November Flight Alerts (e-mail and instant message flight tracking notifications) launched
Oktober FlightAware release commercial products, AirportAware and FlightXML
April Full archive of flight information, track logs, and maps available for all historical flights
März FlightAware registers 50,000th member; serves over 300,000 unique users in March
März "Pilot Resources" section launched with airport information, IFR terminal procedures
März FlightAware releases new logo and redesigned web site
Januar FlightAware registers 25,000th member; serves 100,000 unique users in one week
2005
November FlightAware is released from beta status
Oktober Next-generation maps with ATC-style airport area views released
September Over 1,000 new FlightAware account registrations in the first week of public beta
September FlightAware opens to public beta
August "My FlightAware" launched
Juli User registration is implemented
April FlightAware begins processing live flight data and opens to private beta
März FlightAware founded

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