Bug: wrong aircraft type (says B788, it's B77W)


#1

According to your data at flightaware.com/live/flight/ANA1077, you’re showing a B788 in-flight.

As you probably know, Boeing 787s have been grounded; the data box on the map indeed says “B77W”.

Therefore your data (including historical) is incorrect.


#2

Interesting… we don’t accept aircraft type changes after departure which is why the page says 787 (they had no predeparture indication of aircraft type change), but I guess the maps do post-departure. We’ll look into making them consistent.


#3

As a matter of interest, what data do you get when flights are live? On the map plot the altitude and speed are shown correctly (as seen on other tracking programs) so I presume the source is the same and these sources will also have identifying information about the aircraft itself. Is it a database issue that the type can’t be changed “live” or the complexities of looking up for the correct aircraft?

This has happened quite a lot recently. Yesterday’s LOT3/4 was reported as a B788 but was SP-LPE a B767 and today, for example, there are 3 QTR A32x aircraft indicated as B788.

The live flight can be shown if the aircraft registration is entered so it’s not that the appropriate info isn’t there.


#4

Why hasn’t this bug been fixed in 11 months?

It’s leading to embarassing data, such as airplanes changing equipment type: flightaware.com/live/flight/N942NN is a B738/L , but Flightaware reports it as a camaleont taking the guise of an MD80 at times!