foreign resgistrations


#1

How can one track a foreign, not Canadian, registered aircraft, not an airline flight, eg, 9V-SKA or F-WWEA (both A380s)? When I put the former in as a tail # it searches for N9VSKA.


#2

Foreign registrations are not included in our feed from the FAA by default and I doubt the operator requested inclusion.

Here’s all the A388s we’ve seen:


 DLH8940 | A388         | EDDF      | KJFK
 DLH8941 | A388         | KJFK      | KORD
 DLH8943 | A388         | KORD      | KJFK
 DLH8945 | A388         | KJFK      | EDDF
 DLH8948 | A388         | EDDF      | KIAD
 DLH8949 | A388         | KIAD      | EDDF

I guess the Engine Alliance tour (and any other A388 visits) was done under tail number and not included in our feed.


#3

The YVR visits used Airbus flight numbers AIBxxx.


#4

We’ve never seen an AIB ident, so it’s probably considered a foreign carrier that is not included in our feed from the FAA by default.


#5

FA knows who AIB is, but the plans would rarely show in US airspace. Maybe watch LAX on November 28th for the next (proposed) A380.


#6

AIB is filtered in the ASDI feed, ie. it doesn’t show up on trackers. It would need someone at Airbus or someone with contacts within the FAA :laughing: to unfilter it.

Rob


#7

I’ve seen aircraft show up with VP (British Virgin Islands) and D (German), so not all foreign tail numbers are blocked


#8

There are foreign registrations shown in FlightAware.

VP doesn’t indicate the British Virgin Islands. The correct code, along with other VP- codes, are shown below:

VP-A Anguilla
VP-B Bermuda
VP-L British Virgin Islands
VP-C Cayman Islands
VP-F Falkland Islands
VP-G Gibraltar
VP-M Montserrat

For the complete list of nationality codes see ICAO’s Aircraft Registration Marks