FlightView Officially Launches Live!, a Real-Time, Automated Flight Tracking Service for Commercial Flights


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FlightView, a brand division of RLM Software, announces today the release of Live!, an all new online flight tracking service for commercial flights that is immediately available at www.flightview.com. Live! is an animated, automated service that displays the actual position, route and status of any commercial flight in North America. Live! actually �flies� the airplane along its route in real-time, or as real as the F.A.A. will allow. Users can activate the Weather to see what their friends or family are flying around, use the Zoom controls to see the airplane up close or from the moon and users can use the Replay-mode to see where the plane has flown while they stepped away from their computer.

Live! features enable users to:

  • See the actual route the plane is flying � as it flies it!
  • Experience the flight for themselves with Replay Mode.
  • Keep updated on flight status without performing any additional surfing � just click over to the mini-window.

Live! has been available as a beta and in limited release for the past few months and feedback has been very, very positive. "Just wanted to take the time to thank you guys for such a wonderful tool. My husband flies for work Monday thru Friday, it is great to track where the flight is and I can calculate my time to be within 5 minutes of getting him at the airport! Thanks again!" says one recent user.

With Live!, web customers can continuously track any commercial flight that is en route in a small mini-window that launches directly from any browser on the Windows operating system. Live! requires no special software installation, but it does require an upgrade to the latest version of Java by Sun Microsystems. After a brief demo period, users can purchase a single DayPass for the remainder of that day for under a dollar via PayPal.

With Live!, FlightView is continuing to execute on its mission of providing useful �day of travel� information to the general public in formats that are accessible and fun. To increase the availability of Live! to the traveling public, FlightView encourages Content providers, airlines and airports to experience Live! for themselves, then offer it to their own visitors as a hosted service. Contact FlightView directly for more information.

About FlightView

FlightView is the recognized provider of the most accurate, real-time flight information solutions for the aviation and travel industries. FlightView's Dispatch and FVXML products help aviation and travel professionals achieve superior customer service with actionable real-time information. FlightView's information displays can be seen at airport terminals and on the Web sites of the largest major airports, airline and travel companies. FlightView's software services and solutions are relied upon by the US government, the world's largest airlines, airports, aviation and travel professionals, ground transportation companies and news outlets. Founded in 1981, and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, FlightView has more than 20 years of experience in building and supporting mission critical systems for the FAA and the Volpe Center. To access real-time flight information online, visit FlightView Flight Tracker or FlightView Mobile Flight Tracker.

FlightView Contact:

Katherine Wellman
VP of Marketing
(617) 787-4200

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