Aircraft database - corrections and additions

Mark Daniels

Administrator
Staff member
#1
Aircraft are continuing to be delivered around the world at a phenomenal rate.
We work really hard to keep our data as up to date as possible and appreciate all of the help that we get with this.

It takes up to two weeks for us to include a new airframe across all of our data Plane Finder and Airline Finder applications. If you are seeing aircraft that are regularly missing, or with incorrect information, then please do let us know.

The format below is ideal (as a minimum we need the first two fields).

Hex code: E8026E
Registration: CC-BFL
ICAO Type: A320
Type: Airbus A320-214
c/n: 5554
ICAO Operator: LAN
Operator: LAN Chile

Cheers,

Mark

Mark Daniels
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Mark Daniels

Administrator
Staff member
#5
Thanks Herman,
Weird that - Looks like we didn't get the callsign properly.
I've set up an alert in the app to see if i can work out what is going on or if that was a one off!
Cheers,
Mark
 
#6
Thanks Herman,
Weird that - Looks like we didn't get the callsign properly.
I've set up an alert in the app to see if i can work out what is going on or if that was a one off!
Cheers,
Mark

At this moment, 12:53 UTC, there are 18 planes in the air with flight number @@@@@@@@ , just look for them in the search field.
registrations from all over the world. So IMO it is not a one off problem. :p

Cheers.

Herman
 
#7
hybemmel said:
At this moment, 12:53 UTC, there are 18 planes in the air with flight number @@@@@@@@ , just look for them in the search field. registrations from all over the world. So IMO it is not a one off problem. :p Cheers. Herman
Hello Herman and Mark, :)

I too have realised that at Adelaide International Airport, when Qantas and Virgin Australia have just landed and are taxiing off the runway and towards their gate, their flight number appears as @@@@@@@@. Any suggestions to why it appears like this? Do they change their ADS-B? :confused:

A screenshot...
@@@@@@@@.JPG

Thanks, :D

Shine
 
#11
Shine & Herman : This is not Planefinder fault when we see @@@@@@@ in Flight Number.
It means aircraft didn't transmitted his callsign on ADS-B 1090Mhz Or Pilots did not added Flight Number into their FMC (Flight Management Computer) while setup on airport.
Thanks Devendra, :)

I now understand a bit more thanks to your information. It is common for flights to fly to a place without the pilots entering the flight number for a wide range of special occasions, right? ;)

Shine :D
 

agardk

New Member
#13
Would questions about aircraft general type and icon be appropriate here as well?

I ask because I have noticed that the icon for a number of area AGUSTA A109 helos are displaying as twin engine jets.

Is this something that can be changed systemically by type or does it need to be done on an individual airframe basis?

Kevin
 

Mark Daniels

Administrator
Staff member
#14
Thanks Kevin,

The icons are allocated to an aircraft type.
Our default icon that is used when we have not created a match is the twin engine jet.
We'll get the A109 mapped to our helo icon.

Cheers,

Mark
 
#15
I was just looking at a flight that popped up on VRS and noted that the airline listed was incorrect. In fact the operator is not an "airline" at all but rather a private service with exec charters.

As of a little while ago there were three of the aircraft in the air, flights JAS11, JAS12 and JAS14 (N15fx, N16FX and N17FX, respectively.) All are F900s operated by Jet Aviation Flight Services out of KTEB however all are listed as being operated by "Japan Air Systems."



I was under the impression that flight number prefixes were unique but I guess not. In any case, a Japanese carrier would not likely be operating aircraft with an "N" reg number, would they?

I doubt this is a plane finder issue as I see the same thing in a few other look ups. Which database would PF pull this from?
 
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Mark Daniels

Administrator
Staff member
#16
Hi Kevin,

Sorry about this.

This is a Plane Finder issue.
We use the callsign to match up to the airline.
The prefix part of the callsign normally corresponds to the airlines IATA code.
In this case we pick up on JAS and incorrectly match it to Japan Air Systems.
We will be improving our data lookups to resolve this issue.

Thanks for reporting this one.

Mark
 

zik

New Member
#17
Hex code: 41E0B0
Registration: XA-JLG
ICAO Type: SU95
Type: Sukhoi Superjet 100-95
c/n: 950023
ICAO Operator: AIJ
IATA Code: 4O
Operator: Interjet
 

zik

New Member
#18
Hex code: B1E0B0
Registration: XA-IJR
ICAO Type: SU95
Type: Sukhoi Superjet 100-95
c/n: 950024
ICAO Operator: AIJ
IATA Code: 4O
Operator: Interjet
 
#19
Hi all,
I keep seeing CSeries test aircraft with N/A fields both in the app and on the site, so here are the details for them:

Hex code: C002EB
Registration: C-FBCS
ICAO Type: BCS1
Type: Bombardier CSeries BD-500-1A10
c/n: 50001
ICAO Operator: BBA
Operator: Bombardier Aerospace Corporation

Some more details for the app:
First flight: 16/09/2013
Registered: 06/05/2013
Airfield Based: Montreal-Mirabel


Hex code: C08134
Registration: C-GWYD
ICAO Type: BCS1
Type: Bombardier CSeries BD-500-1A10
c/n: 50002
ICAO Operator: BBA
Operator: Bombardier Aerospace Corporation

Some more details for the app:
First flight: N/A
Registered: 04/07/2013
Airfield Based: Montreal-Mirabel

Regards,
Paolo
 
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