Originally established in 1909, the Paris Air Show is a large commercial event demonstrating primarily military aircraft to potential customers and members of the public over the course of one week, during which many contracts are signed, and sights are enjoyed. The World’s Best and Oldest Air Show Organised by representatives from the French aerospace … Continue reading “Paris Air Show 2017: What to Expect”

What is a “Squawk”? Squawks, or squawking, has its origins in The Second World War, where IFF systems were first installed. These Identification Friend or Foe systems were established in response to control friendly fire by establishing a two-way transponder system. One where air traffic control (ATC) effectively request an aviation vehicle to identify themselves … Continue reading “Squawking: What is it and what does it mean for flight tracking?”

London City Airport to Commission Digital Air Traffic Control As part of a £350m development, London City is leading the way in being the UK’s first airport to replace manned air traffic control (ATC) with a remotely operated digital system. Having already having been tested in Ireland, Norway, Sweden and even Australia, the new system … Continue reading “Flight Tracking Key to £350m London City Airport Development”

Recent developments in aviation have got us excited here at Plane Finder HQ, particularly as earlier this month we were able to track the maiden flight of a brand new aircraft, Chinese-built passenger jet the C-919. This is a particularly pivotal advancement for Chinese aviation, with the C-919 said to launch the country into a … Continue reading “Historic Step Forward for Chinese Aviation as the C-919 Completes Maiden Flight”

With this March having marked two years on from Malaysia Airlines’ MH370 disappearance, this year’s Airlines Electronic Engineering Committee (AEEC) and Avionics Maintenance Committee’s (AMC) general session unsurprisingly focused on flight tracking. In particular, analysing all evidence in order to create an onboard standard when it comes to required flight tracking technology. Fully endorsed by … Continue reading “GADSS Set New Standards for On-Board Flight Tracker Technologies”

First, it was electric cars, now it looks like electric flights may be a part of the not-too-distant future. A new technology company, Wright Electric, aims to offer the first commercial, electric-powered flight on a route from London to Paris. The development is yet to commence, however, Wright Electric are said to be in talks … Continue reading “Commercial Electric Flights Supposedly Just 10 Years Away”