Flightwise, a web-based flight tracking service, is now offering direct access to its aircraft positional data via the PlaneXML Flight Tracking API. The API is a standards-based, XML/SOAP web service, making it easy to integrate with existing application development platforms, according to officials with the Orlando-based company.
“We’ve spent the last decade building the infrastructure used in support of the Flightwise website,” says Andy Green, CEO. “We’ve decided to open up that infrastructure to developers at a considerable cost-savings over other flight tracking APIs in order to bring down the barriers to access of the data, and help developers create.”
One of the first users of the PlaneXML API was MyFBO.com, a provider of aviation management systems for both flight and ground operators. MyFBO integrates data from PlaneXML with data from its subscribers’ databases, providing enhanced inbound flight alerts for its ground service providers, and extended IFR flight tracking to its fleet operators.
Developers can sign up online and gain immediate access to the API by visiting the PlaneXML Flight Tracking API website, which provides pricing information, reference documentation, and code samples.