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Community wiki answer: 06A0F8, Mode S ICAO 24-bit address 51.3056, lat 6.4601, long 283, heading 43000, altitude in feet 459, ground speed in knots 3245, squawk (transponder code) F-EDDK1, radar receiver identifier A359, ICAO aircraft type Airbus A350-900 A7-ALD, ...


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(Guessing the) Runway Selection For spotting airplanes, you want to know which are the current active runways. The runway history of planes or flights shouldn't matter much, unless your plane of interest is limited in what runways it can use. Large airports have many parallel runways. In general, outsiders will not have enough information at hand to ...


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The European equivalent would be the Flight Data Processing System (FDPS). The FDPS receives flight plans over the Online data interchange (OLDI) / ATS Message Handling System (AMHS) from the Integrated Initial Flight Plan Processing System (IFPS) which is operated by EUROCONTROL. In addition local flight plan can be added to the FDPS. Aircraft operators ...


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The thing that separates a BIT/BITE (E=Equipment) from continuous fault monitoring is that the continuous fault monitoring simply responds to exceedances of various paramters or values outside of specified limits in real time as they happen (say where an analog voltage signal of a device drops below a minimum of X or exceeds a maximum of Y), whereas a BIT/...


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Your list of parameters is on the right track, and is the minimum set. If you can add a few more temperatures and pressures at other “stations” within the engine, the diagnostic accuracy improves. No one on the internet will send you real data. OEMs and operators don’t give out data, because it contains proprietary information. That’s why 90% of the papers ...


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Methods of recording data and what's monitored differ between manufacturers but speaking as a Rolls Royce employee, the engine I'm responsible for, the AE2100D3 on the Hercules, is done via downloads. The flight computer records many different channels during flights and ground runs which are downloaded daily, then trended and analyzed. RR HQ then flag any ...


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In 2018 there were about 37.8 million commercial flights. If we multiply this number with the overall average flight duration, we get the answer. Unfortunately I could not find a result for this directly. We can however calculate it from the data provided by the MIT Airline Data Project. The data says there were 3,954 aircraft available on average in 2018 ...


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I am providing an answer to my own question. However, hopefully, someone will be able to expand further on this. For US Airlines, the bureau of transportation statistics is a reliable source. And the data is free!


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On modern complex aircraft systems, each LRU (Line Replaceable Unit) will be conducting a number of built in tests on itself continuously as well as checks that only occur when the unit is powered on For example, the power supply voltages will be monitored for too high/too low voltages, memory devices will be checked for read/write faults, interfaces with ...


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Yes, in-operation BITs exist. For example some older analog fuel flow meters have two BITs, one for zero flow and one for nominal flow. The zero flow BIT will move the needle up to a non-zero flow value, while the nominal flow one will move them down to a different low one. This way the instrument can be tested in any condition without risk that the results ...


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The distinction when you cross from one phase to another is somewhat arbitrary. However, you can slice this multiple ways depending on your goal: The approach phase could be considered to start at the first point of a published STAR, (Standard Arrival) the initial approach fix of a published instrument approach procedure, when the pilot descends below the ...


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For FR24, FA and other flight tracking websites to "see" your aircraft, it will need to have a Mode S transponder (or UAT transmitter if in the US) with ADS-B "Out" installed. That is how they track planes. You shouldn't need to "register" your plane with them unless you want to hide it from others. They may not show it by default anyway if you're not on an ...


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The ADS-B Out market has quite a few options. Some, like the uAvionix, are small and can be installed in place of a winglight or a taillight and include the GPS receiver for position gathering. See skyBeacon, tailBeacon here: https://uavionix.com/ Others, like some of the Garmin products, are intended to be wired in to the existing transponder and use that ...


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ADS-B is broadcasted by many aircraft and contains flight and aircraft information. This can easily be received and decoded, either by dedicated devices or a simple 20 bucks TV USB dongle. All information is then sent to flightradar and other sites by the members of their community. (there are also other sources for their data) However, once ADS-B is ...


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FlightAware now provides Active and Actual runway information on the flight page. Disclaimer: I work at FlightAware but was not involved in this feature, so can't provide any further details.


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The choice of runway depends on wind and other factors and will change frequently. The dominant runway(s) can change several times a day if the wind is changing a lot. You could potentially detect which runway set was being used by evaluating FlightAware information, but that would require programming and geographic computations. There is no service that ...


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Short answer: No easy way. It may be possible for a crew to detect some drift by comparing the IRS mag heading to the magnetic compass. This does have problems though as the IRS doesn't really 'measure' mag heading. It works in true heading and calculates mag heading by applying a magvar correction from a table. Modern aircraft do not have free gyros that ...


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For 20 PAX and more, it becomes mandatory. https://www.lepoint.fr/sport/le-piper-malibu-un-avion-delicat-22-01-2019-2287804_26.php Les boîtes noires sont obligatoires sur les appareils de transport public d'au moins vingt sièges.


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