RadarBox’s newest offering – API aims to fulfill this increasing demand by providing flight data that is reliable, affordable and most importantly backed by the trust of professional users across the globe who use our data on a daily basis.
RadarBox's Credit-per-Query API enables clients to tap into both live and historical flight data supplied by an extensive ground and space based flight information network in real-time. Data comes from a multitude of sources including ground and space based ADS-B, ANSP and commercial flight data providers, airports and airlines. The API can be seamlessly integrated with client and third party applications. The only pre-requisite is that users are required to have an active business subscription on RadarBox.com website.
- CustomizabilitySolutions can be customized based on your requirements.
- Easy IntegrationHassle free integration into the client application.
- Multiple Data SourcesADS-B, FAA SWIM, Oceanic, MLAT, Satellite ADS-C, HF ADS-C & Satellite ADS-B.
- Multiple Data FormatsJSON, XML, CSV and other formats available.
- Volume Based PricingAffordable Credit-per-Query pricing system.
- 24x7 SupportFree, round the clock customer support.
Client applications can search for and retrieve data simultaneously from over 70 different data fields. This applies to both historical data & live flight data
The 70+ data fields include data such as:
- • Scheduled and Actual Departure / Arrival Time
- • Flight Number, Callsign, Aircraft type, Speed, Altitude, Registration, Heading
- • Origin & Destination and Latitude & longitudes
- • Detailed Airport Information
Customers generally request for data in JSON or XML format and occasionally in CSV format. However, data can be provided in multiple formats based on the client’s preference and requirements. Real-time data is sent via a secure websocket connection and historic flight tracking data is made available to the customer via a download link.See Documentation
Our extensive ground based ADS-B network, combined with our newest data source - Space Based ADS-B ensure that our customers receive 100% global coverage. This translates into guaranteed responses from our TCP API server when a client application queries the server. In an off case where the server is unable to provide a response, the client is not charged any credits.
ADS-BADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast) contains flight information on all flights being received by all AirNav RadarBox units being used all over the world, where users have opted to share their received data.
SCHEReal-time departure/arrival information as provided by airports, airlines and aircraft operators.
MLATData from Multilateration calculations. Multilateration or MLAT is a navigation technique based on the measurement of the difference in distance to three stations at known locations by broadcast signals at known times.
HF ADS-CPosition reports coming from HF ADS-C – High Frequency Data Link – a method by which air traffic controllers can communicate with pilots over a datalink system. Aircraft and ground stations make use of high-frequency radio waves in order to communicate.
MergedContains data from all our available feeds organized and prioritized by relevance and accuracy.
FAA SWIMFAA Radar data, received from the Federal Aviation Administration SWIM feed, derives from FAA radar systems and contains information on virtually all of the flights in the USA (including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Bermuda and Guam) and Canada. This data source includes not only real-time position data, but also flight plans, departures, arrivals, routes, waypoints, among other fields.
OCEAData from major trans-oceanic routes / position reports. Atlantic and Pacific Oceans included. Other regions could also be displayed.
SATELLITE ADS-CPosition reports coming from ADS-C - The signals are relayed by satellites.
ESTIAccurate Estimated flight position based on several criteria for when coverage for a specific aircraft is lost. The criteria is extremely strict and based on flight parameters and historical flight data.
Credit Based Pricing
The Credit-per-Query API is a volume based pricing model used by RadarBox, wherein
purchase monthly credits in large volumes based on projected monthly use.
With plans starting at 10,000 credits/month ($0.0120 per credit) to 5,000,000 credits/month ($0.0020 per credit), customers have the flexibility of choosing the plan that best fits their requirements. Annual subscription plans are also offered at discounted prices.
The only pre-requisite is that customers must have an active business account on RadarBox.com to access the on demand API.
How does the credit system work?Consider an example of Customer A, who requires live flight data for his mobile app. He estimates his app will make 35,000 – 40,000 query calls to the server for flight data (position, altitude etc.) per month. Based on this assumption, he buys 50,000 credits for the month.
Now suppose for that month there is an increased demand for his app and a surge in the number of users. Consequently, the number of queries to the server will increase, say by an additional 20,000.
In such a case, Customer A can upgrade his plan or buy additional credits to cater to the increased demand. Once the demand has decreased, he can shift back on to a lower plan, if he wishes.
What happens if a customer runs out of credits during the month?If a customer runs out of credits mid-month, all query responses from the server to the client will stop. Customers need to purchase more monthly credits or upgrade to the next subscription plan to receive additional data from the server.
Can I change / upgrade their current plan during the month?Absolutely. Upgrading to a higher plan is quick and simple. If a customer requires additional data during the month, they can either contact support or directly buy more credits via their business account RadarBox.com.
Can credits be rolled over?RadarBox currently doesn't allow for credits to be rolled over to the next month.
Can RadarBox offer a demo of the service before I buy it?RadarBox is happy to offer a customized demo of this service. Please contact: [email protected] with your requirements.