Update: Data for January 2021 is out now!
While we are sad to be tracking much fewer aircraft these days, we have created a much requested research dataset for all flights that we have tracked since 2019. You can find more information here and the dataset here.
Relatedly, you can check out the Bank of England using OpenSky data to nowcast economic indicators in the COVID-19 crisis.
Extended: Win Prizes in the Aircraft Localization Competition
The Aircraft Localization Competition is back!
Update: Round 2 is extended! Compete on real-world OpenSky data and show your localization skills until January 31, 2021!
We have teamed up with the AICrowd data science platform to bring aircraft localization research to the next level. You can take part and win a trip to our next OpenSky Symposium among other significant prizes! Check out all information at AI Crowd: Aircraft Localization Competition and bring your submissions to advance air traffic localization.
OpenSky and ATCO2 Project
We are excited to and proud to be part of a project called “AuTomatic COllection and processing of voice data from Air-Traffic Communications” (ATCO2), a project funded by European Commission under Horizon2020 framework.
ATCO2 project aims at developing automatic ATC voice data transcription system. The outcome of the project can potentially be used to make aviation safer and more efficient in so many ways.
The good news is that you, too, can participate in the project! We are looking for people to annotate and check the quality of automatically transcribed voice data.
Join the OpenSky Network Team!
Long story short – there is so much going on around OpenSky Network, that we are in desperate need of highly motivated Software Engineers.
There are paid full-time posts available, ideally to be in Zurich, Switzerland or Tallinn, Estonia (with remote locations also possible.)
About the OpenSky Network
The OpenSky Network is a non-profit community-based receiver network which has been continuously collecting air traffic surveillance data since 2013. Unlike other networks, OpenSky keeps the complete unfiltered raw data and makes it accessible to academic and institutional researchers. With over 20 trillion ADS-B, Mode S, TCAS and FLARM messages collected from more than 3000 sensors around the world, the OpenSky Network exhibits the largest air traffic surveillance dataset of its kind. The mission of our non-profit association is to support open global air traffic research by universities and other not-for-profit institutions.
Find and track aircraft with our comprehensive database. You can also add and update information!
Unfiltered live API
Our live API comes with Java and Python bindings, but it can be used with any language that supports JSON-based REST APIs.