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Boeing and FlightAware Team Up to Map B787’s Across The Globe

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Boeing and FlightAware have teamed up to provide you the ability to track Boeing 787 Dreamliners wherever they are across the globe.  Read on for details!

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Boeing and FlightAware have teamed up to provide you the ability to track Boeing 787 Dreamliners wherever they are across the globe.  FlightAware, a leading application and website for tracking aircraft position across the globe in close to real time, has teamed up with Boeing to power http://flighttracker.newairplane.com/, which shows all Boeing 787 Dreamliners currently aloft across the globe and maps their position and flight plan using Google Earth.  For example, United UAL125 from to London, UK to Houston is aloft as I write this…I logged into the website, chose the flight from the list and clicked on View in Google Earth.  This is what pops up:

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How cool is that?  You can zoom in, see the view from the passenger’s point of view and otherwise track B787 Dreamliners while in flight.

Here is every B787 currently airborne as I write this:

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As an aside, FlightAware is a great tool for managing travel.  You see, in the US, airlines file delays with the FAA before announcing them in the terminal; FlightAware on your iOS or Android device keeps you posted before other passengers.  In addition, it is really handy to see current information if you are meeting a plane; the FAA provides data with a delay of about 15 minutes in practice that FlightAware leverages.  Other agencies across the globe provide data as well, making it possible to track aircraft while in flight.  This tool is aimed at B787’s, and that is a really handy application of FlightAware’s toolset.  Check it out today, and if you travel, download FlightAware and give it a spin!

Jim McCarthy
My tech interests include WHS, media streaming, and gaming, among others!

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