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Bloomberg profile on FlightAware ADS-B Deployment

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FlightAware provides real-time flight tracking that’s licensed by companies and accessed by consumers via free mobile apps. The nine-year-old company mainly aggregates data from air-traffic-control organizations and airlines, but it’s able to fill in some holes using the trackers it distributes to anyone willing to climb on top of their houses. Each FlightFeeder device weighs half a pound and is about the size of a soda can. Customers plug in the blue-and-white box and put an antenna on the… (www.bloomberg.com) More...

Inmarsat to Offer Airlines Free Tracking Service

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Satellite communications company Inmarsat PLC plans to offer basic tracking services free of charge to airlines, its chairman said, in the strongest sign yet of the aerospace industry's intentions to enhance monitoring abilities for commercial jets after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. (online.wsj.com) More...

FAA declares ADS-B radio network is complete

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Today, the FAA announced that the nationwide installation of NextGen's Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) radio network is complete. It supports a satellite-based surveillance system that tracks aircraft with the help of GPS, providing more accurate aircraft location information than the current radar system. (www.faa.gov) More...

(Video) Jessica Ambats - Pulse-Pounding Aerial Photography

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A behind-the-scenes look at how photographer Jessica Ambats captures the beauty of flight. Jessica specializes in air-to-air photography, a high-stakes type of aerial photography that involves shooting from an airplane with the doors removed while the plane being photographed flies as close as 20 feet away. Do not try this at home. (www.youtube.com) More...

(Video) Amazing Las Vegas Photo Flight: Phenom 300

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Amazing shots during a behind the scenes video on a photo flight of an Embraer Phenom 300 over the Las Vegas Strip during NBAA 2013 (www.youtube.com) More...

US Airways accidentally tweets out hardcore porn image to upset customer

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The American airline created a Twitter firestorm Monday after posting a hardcore pornographic image in response to a customer. "We welcome feedback, Elle. If your travel is complete, you can detail it here for review and follow-up." But instead of including a helpful link, the airline attached a graphic photo of a naked woman with a toy plane between her legs. (my.entertainment.yahoo.com) More...