Foxtrotcharlie - A journey to ADS-B tracking with Raspberry Pi

Statistics

There are currently 33755 aircraft, including 2024 special aircraft in my database. There are also 6537 unidentified aircraft and 274 reallocated ModeS codes.

Number of aircraft per country

The map below shows countries of origin of the aircraft in the database. You can double click on a country to see the latest aircraft from this country in the database. The number of aircraft per country in my database depends on the position of my trackers, and is not representative of the number of aircraft registered in these countries. US is the top country, despite I don't have a permanent tracker there. This is due to the fact that US has the most registered aircraft by far. China is number 2 thanks to my tracker in Hong Kong. Next come United Kingdom, France and Germany. France is also over represented thanks to my tracker in Briancon.


Number of aircraft per manufacturer

The number of aircraft per manufacturer in my database depends on the position of my trackers, and is not representative of the number of aircraft worldwide. Boeing is the top manufacturer, despite its recent trouble with the 737MAX. Airbus is coming strong behind, and represent most of the newly detected aircraft. We will see how fast COMAC is able to catch up, so far the number of flying aircraft is still very small. China is number 2 thanks to my tracker in Hong Kong. Next come United Kingdom, France and Germany. France is also over represented thanks to my tracker in Briancon.

Evolution of the number of aircraft per manufacturer in time

So far Boeing is keeping its lead, at least in the parts of the world I have trackers.


Evolution of the number of aircraft / unidentified / special in time

My trackers detect about 10 new aircrafts per day. Big steps are coming from temporary trackers when I am traveling in new areas.


Top 10 countries

Another representation of the data from the map. In red, I show the % of aircraft detected compared to the global database of more than 500,000 aircraft I built over time.

Evolution in time of the number of aircraft per country (except US and China)

Temporary trackers have a strong impact on the relative positions of each countries.


When aircraft were last detected

Number of hex code / flight number pairs and when they were detected last in the past 3 months. In order to keep the database manageable I only keep the tracks of the last time I detected the same aircraft (based on hex ICAO number) with the same CallSign.