Screen shot of Boeing's flight tracker. Click to make a visit.

Screen shot of Boeing's flight tracker. Every dot represents a Boeing aircraft in flight. Click to make a visit.

At any given time there are tons (literally) of Boeing aircraft that are flying around the world. Recently, Boeing placed a flight tracker program on their newairplane.com website that let’s you get an idea just how many planes there really are.

The site does not show live flights, but instead uses data from the Official Airline Guide (OAG), which is run on a monthly basis. This flight tracker shown on the website is similar to one found in the Boeing Dreamliner Gallery. However, the one in the gallery is able to show an airline customer just their Boeing flying around the globe.

On the site, you are able to see flights operated by a 737, 747, 767, 777 or all of the above. So why not the 787 or 757? Boeing explained to AirlineReporter.com that since the 757 is no longer in production, they decided not to add it and that they plan to add the 787 in the future. Currently the Dreamliner is missing, since there just were not any commercial 787 flights when the program went live.

It is really interesting seeing the different routes that are flown through out the day by different aircraft types. Are there any that really stick out to you?

Thanks to Gordon for pointing this one out!

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11 Comments

Not any routes specifically but its really amazing to see the US start to wake up and see all the 737s start getting airborne. You can almost see the sun rising with the flights taking off early in the morning.

I was impressed with the number of 767’s that are going to Hawaii and up and down Japan.

David

I was impressed with the number of 737s that go to Hawaii. IIRC UA (PMCO), AS and WS are the only ones currently flying to Hawaii using said Aircraft. With UA only having a few flights to/from, it really shows just how much AS has grown their HI presence. Its really impressive to me, and thinking ahead, I imagine we’ll be seeing alot more 737s flying there when WN starts up.

Nice article. But theres a typo… It should be no longer in production. But its sad how 757s arent produced…. I like it!

Fixed…

I think almost any livery looks better on a 757 than any other aircraft!

David

Wicked graphic. Thanks for sharing.

That really does blow my mind. My wife commented ‘Look how many flight are going across the North Atlantic’. This to airplane geekness for all…

Utterly fascinating. Used the other options to show day/night. Wow, better than any screen saver!

Did anyone notice the 737 flying transatlantic? (seems to be NYC to Paris).

Does anyone know what airline it could be?

JohnAlan

Privatair (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PrivatAir) operates a couple of Boeing Business Jets (basically modified 737s)on transatlantic all-business routes for several airlines (currently Lufthansa and Swiss I think).

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