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RadarBox Feature of the Week: Aircraft Utilization Statistics & Airport Heat Maps

The Images Above: Aircraft Utilization Statistics of Emirates and an Airport Heat Map for Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

Continuing on from our blog post last week about our unique features here at AirNav RadarBox, we will be going over the many features in a bit more detail over the next few weeks.

This week we start with Aircraft Utilization Statistics and Airport Heat Maps, which give interesting insights into the networks generated by airports and airlines. 

Airport Heat Maps

Airport Heat Maps convert the dry and drab route statistics into informative visualizations, where it displays the frequency of flights to different airports or cities from a particular originating airport. 

Destination airports where the frequency of flights is higher are showing in red or orange, whereas destination airports where the frequency of flights from the originating airport are lower are shown in light green or yellow.

The Image Above: Based on data from the Airport Heat Map, it also develops an airport's busiest destinations in terms of average movements per week.

The data of the Airport Heat Map also determine what destinations are the busiest from that particular airport.

An example is seen above from Amsterdam Schiphol where Frankfurt am Main, Paris CDG, and London Heathrow Airport are the busiest destinations from that origin airport. 

This data is updated every day based on the information provided to us by our ADS-B Feeders across Amsterdam and the rest of the world alike. 

Such information is beneficial to spotters and even to business personnel. For spotters, it is useful because a determination can be made on when such flights will fly to their location and to business personnel so then it can keep a track of airport information and make decisions based on that. 

Aircraft Utilization

The Image Above: Most recent information on Emirates' Aircraft Utilization.

The aircraft utilization is quite an interesting part of AirNav RadarBox as it breaks down the fleet of an airline and tells you the following:

  • Average flight duration.
  • Average flights per day.
  • Average flight hours per day.

In the case of Emirates, for example, data shows a fleet of 125 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft offering an average flight duration of 5.8 hours across two flights per day, giving a total average flight hours rating of 11.7. 

This sort of information would be beneficial to airlines because it can track how often their aircraft are flying and whether there is any potential down the line to increase such numbers going forward. 

With the 12-month averages updating every day, it offers customers close to real-time information on fleet utilization going into the future.

Be sure to check back on the RadarBox blog next week for further insight into our plethora of features that we have on our website!


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