It would be nice to see FlightAware get into displaying ADS-B data on FlightAware site in year 2013, or 2014+.
Start using their own collected data for the website without any FAA,etc rules/laws…
1.) It would be able to display the ADS-B equipped aircraft nearly LIVE on the map without any 5 minute delay like on FAA ASDI data feed.
2.) Display the “Tail Number” registration on the flight tracking page for those ADS-B aircraft that’s sending the airline ICAO-FlightID/Number.
3.) Track those “FAA ASDI Data Blocked” aircraft with ADS-B received data on FlightAware.
FlightAware could come out with their own FlightAware ADS-B/UAT hardware product uploading to FlightAware server.
Just in case the U.S. Government/FAA ever takes away the FAA ASDI data feed due to budget cutbacks in 2013, or later years.
The site wouldn’t have to catch up and get setup for ADS-B at that time if it ever happens. To keep the FlightAware site going with flight tracking in the United States.
Since most aircraft will be equipped by year 2020 !
FAA “NextGEN” faa.gov/nextgen/
Information about ADS-B
The United States will require the majority of aircraft operating within its airspace to be equipped with some form of ADS-B Out by January 1, 2020
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automatic_ … -broadcast
At the last updated count of active aircraft.
1090-ES ADS-B AIRCRAFT: 13930
MODE-S AIRCRAFT: 104642
The number of ADS-B aircraft detected has increased from 8,050 in October 2008 to 12,004 in October 2011.
Just something to think about in the FlightAware office