Flightplan data for aircraft outside US/Canada airspace....


#1

HI,

I have searched the forum about this question, but not found any answers.

How come I can get flightplan data on flights which go nowhere near US / Canadian airspace? Where does the flightplan data come from?

For example, I have flightplan data for CPA255 from VHHH to EGLL. I understand the tracking element won’t work - but flightplan/route data is still useful - how accurate is this data?

Cheers


#2

The flightplans are from ETMS; they send us a lot of flightplans that we’ll never see tracking data from.


#3

Thanks,

So do you know what determines which flight plans you get? It seems to be quite random, although there are more longhaul than shorthaul on your system.

Cheers