For the first time ever, nationwide flight tracking, airport delays and status updates, real-time maps, and flight alerts are available for private and commercial flights throughout Australia.
As of 8am this morning, the FlightAware aircraft tracking services will be available for Australian general aviation and commercial flights. FlightAware are the first (public) tracking service to provide this data for Australian airspace.
The Flight Aware services include:
- Nationwide Australian live flight tracking and status (private and commercial flights)
- Real-time maps with zoom/pan, map styles (e.g., satellite earth view), Google Earth integration
- Worldwide airport delays and airport status
- Mobile apps (iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, WP7, Symbian)
- Flight alerts (via email, text message, Facebook, Twitter) including pre-arrival notifications
- Flight radar track log (time, latitude, longitude, speed, heading) with graphs
- Gate assignments, times, and delays for airline flights
- Aircraft photos for over 100,000 aircraft, live aviation news, and aviation email newsletters
FlightAware CEO Daniel Baker said in a press statement that “FlightAware’s flight tracking technology and services are a tremendous tool for pilots, dispatchers, and airports, as well as airline passengers. We are excited to be able to expand our reach and offer all of our services to the Australian aviation community.”
FlightAware have a robust XML-based API that permits operators, FBO’s, geeks airport operators and developers to make use of the information available on the FlightAware servers for use in their own software, scheduling applications and/or passenger notification services. Most mobile applications that already source their data from FlightAware.com should be able to make the new information available almost immediately. Applications are already available for iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, WP7 and Symbian handsets. Our own (Android) application is in very early development and should be available this year.
Australian aircraft operators that do not wish for their flight details to appear on FlightAware.com can opt-out by contacting them via their website. FlightAware also offers a commercial product for operators that opt-out but would like to retain secure, selective access to their flight details.
Airports can be viewed by adding the four-letter ICAO airport code to the end of the access URL. For example, you can view Sydney data at http://flightaware.com/live/airport/YSSY and Brisbane data at http://flightaware.com/live/airport/YBBN.