Browsing Tag: Flight Tracker

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 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 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!