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  • Originally posted by Mike View Post
    IMPORTANT!

    Because of increasing problems with re-used hex-codes and registrations from now and on all aircraft in Flightradar24 database will be registered with the registration matching the hex-code from the country of registration.
    List is available on http://www.mantma.co.uk/icao_country_codes.html
    This means that an aircraft with hex-code between A00000 and AFFFFF can only have a US N-registration and not Brazil PR-registration or German D-registration or Chinese B-registration.
    This change will hopefully make aircraft owners more aware of that they are using an incorrect hex-code and also decrease of numbers of errors when hex-code is re-used in country if orgin.
    Something needed to be done, so I totally agree.

    However, I think that there should be a remark inserted in the database somehow, so that everyone can see that an aircraft is miscoded and/or re-registered.
    Don't know the ICAO type code? Look it up here.

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    • Originally posted by Mike View Post
      IMPORTANT!

      Because of increasing problems with re-used hex-codes and registrations from now and on all aircraft in Flightradar24 database will be registered with the registration matching the hex-code from the country of registration.
      List is available on http://www.mantma.co.uk/icao_country_codes.html
      This means that an aircraft with hex-code between A00000 and AFFFFF can only have a US N-registration and not Brazil PR-registration or German D-registration or Chinese B-registration.
      This change will hopefully make aircraft owners more aware of that they are using an incorrect hex-code and also decrease of numbers of errors when hex-code is re-used in country if orgin.
      So to make it clear we dont bother reporting miscoded transponder tie ups anymore?

      As to that last sentence, no chance

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      • Originally posted by 40612 View Post
        However, I think that there should be a remark inserted in the database somehow, so that everyone can see that an aircraft is miscoded and/or re-registered.
        Agreed. There are thousands of miscodes - probably even tens of thousands of them if you include mil - and that list is only going to grow. Ignoring the issue and hoping it goes away is not the solution and will simply alienate your user base, particularly from those parts of the world where the miscodes are common, ie. South America. Why would they continue to use a site when the Brazil registered BE20 flying over their house is showing as an American registered C172?

        I understand the technical difficulties with this in terms of database indexing in that you can't easily query a hex code if it has more than one identity attached to it, but why not instead choose the primary user/registration of the hex code and add an 'additional notes' box on the form for the editor to add 'hex code also used by BE20 PP-XYZ'? Sure, it's far from a perfect solution but it's better than ignoring the issue and causing mass confusion to the users - the majority not being clued up on the issue and will discard the site as being a waste of time because it shows the wrong data in their eyes.


        Originally posted by Mike
        This change will hopefully make aircraft owners more aware of that they are using an incorrect hex-code and also decrease of numbers of errors when hex-code is re-used in country of origin.
        Not sure if serious or joking...

        Why would the owner of a Brazilian BE20 care that his plane shows as an American C172 on a hobby plane tracking site? Realistically he won't even know what ADS-B even is. The same applies to 99.9999% of tin and microlight owners.

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        • ModeS: 7805C0
          Registration: B-5475
          Type: B738 (instead of B739)
          Type: Boeing 737-89P
          S/N: 36765
          Airline: China Eastern Airline
          China Kunming
          F-ZPPP1 T-ZPPP7

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          • ModeS: A8D99C
            Registration: N67CL
            ICAO Type code: B06
            Type: BELL 206B (Ex- Beech C90 King Air)
            S/N: 4530

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            • 49D2C7
              OK-CIR
              SR22
              Cirrus SR-22
              1230
              Private
              2004

              Currently the DB says OK-ECD SR20 for this hex

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              • 3FEB6E
                Type Remos G3/600 Mirage
                ICAO G3

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                • 381F3A
                  F-WWHY

                  This is a test registration for Helicopteres Guimbal so you can add ICAO G2CA and type Guimbal Cabri it is no longer allocated to Dassault

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                  • Corrections for TBM9xx

                    AC96DC
                    ICAO TBM9
                    Type Socata TBM-910

                    AC9856
                    Type Socata TBM-910

                    C01472
                    ICAO TBM9
                    Type Socata TBM-930
                    MSN 1178
                    Owner Private
                    MFG 2017

                    Currently in the DB as a PA46

                    ACE754
                    MSN 1162

                    ACE7A1
                    ICAO TBM9
                    Type Socata TBM-930

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                    • 424273
                      VP-BRE (now DC87 VP-BHS)
                      B763
                      Boeing 767-3W0
                      28149
                      Royal Flight
                      ex N968AS

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                      • Please include the letters FAB on registration, 110 in CN and include full type

                        E48FF5
                        FAB2320
                        E110
                        Embraer C-95B (EMB110P1(K))
                        110432
                        Brazilian Air Force

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                        • 3DDD6E
                          FAB8501 (instead of D-HECK)
                          EC35
                          Eurocopter VH-35
                          0673
                          Brazilian Air Force

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                          • Please, make corrections the ICAO Type designator of Falcon 8x N8X,
                            It is as FA7X in the database

                            AADF38
                            N8X
                            FA8X
                            Dassault Falcon 8X
                            403
                            DASSAULT FALCON JET CORP
                            Last edited by Edilson.Carlos; 2017-08-23, 18:36. Reason: It is as FA7X in the database

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                            • Originally posted by Tabbex View Post
                              3DDD6E
                              FAB8501 (instead of D-HECK)
                              EC35
                              Eurocopter VH-35
                              0673
                              Brazilian Air Force
                              https://forum.flightradar24.com/thre...ll=1#post95084

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                              • Originally posted by Edilson.Carlos View Post
                                Please, make corrections the ICAO Type designator of Falcon 8x N8X,
                                It is as FA7X in the database

                                AADF38
                                N8X
                                FA8X
                                Dassault Falcon 8X
                                403
                                DASSAULT FALCON JET CORP
                                According to the FAA this is a Falcon 7X.
                                http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinqu...NNumbertxt=N8X

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