Houston TX - FlightAware, the flight tracker and the operator of the FlightAware.com Web site, announced that it released two new industry-transforming products (DirectFlight and AirportAware) at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) 59th Annual Meeting & Convention in Orlando, Florida on October 17th, 2006. FlightAware company showcased DirectFlight and AirportAware, as well as the FlightAware.com Web site.
FlightAware DirectFlight API (Application Programming Interface) from FlightAware allows customers to seamlessly incorporate FlightAware technology and flight tracking data into existing or new aviation software applications. DirectFlight provides an industry standard web services-based programmatic interface to FlightAware data and statistics according to FlightAware,
AirportAware provides intuitive arrival and departure boards designed for use by FBOs and general aviation airport facilities. It uses live FlightAware data to provide general aviation operation information on an LCD or Plasma flat-screen television. AirportAware can be easily tailored to inform FBO personnel and customers of the live flight tracking data that's most important to them and their customers.
According to the company, FlightAware receives and processes over 6,500,000 FAA radar position and flight information messages daily to provide flight tracking information for over 50,000 flights a day over the United States. In addition to specific flight tracking, the FlightAware.com Web site features live maps of the entire United States showing every plane in the sky as well as animations showing an entire day of air traffic activity. The FlightAware.com Web site offers online arrival and departure "boards" for every airport in the country, even airports that only serve private planes. Web site users can not only view and track every inbound and outbound aircraft, but also see a live air traffic control-style map of the airport area. Airport information for pilots and aviation enthusiasts is also available such as runway information, airport diagrams, and airport procedures.