Qatar Airways to track all flights in real-time

Award-winning airline Qatar Airways has activated an advanced new space-based system, supplied by Inmarsat, to track all its flights worldwide

Qatar Airways A350XWB in flight

Flight safety and operational efficiency has taken a giant leap forward for Qatar Airways, thanks to a cutting-edge flight tracking solution that provides the exact real-time location of the airline’s aircraft in latitude and longitude.

This joint development between Qatar Airways and Inmarsat covers the airline’s current route network of over 150 destinations worldwide, in addition to any future routes that will be introduced.

The activation follows a successful year-long trial across the fleet – one that saw the system exceed the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)’s new flight reporting standards.

Qatar Airways 777 in a row at Doha airport

His Excellency Mr Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, said: “Qatar Airways has a reputation for pioneering ground-breaking new innovations in global aviation. Our partnership with Inmarsat for this global flight tracking system has once again reinforced our commitment to the highest levels of aviation safety for our passengers and employees.”

Leo Mondale, President of Inmarsat Aviation, said: “Inmarsat is the backbone of global aviation safety, delivering over 35 million aircraft position reports last year alone. Unlike other systems that promise space-based global flight tracking somewhere in the future, we have been providing real time flight tracking for Qatar Airways for some time. We are pleased to be working with an airline that is so highly committed to safety and innovation.” 

His Excellency Mr Akbar Al Baker and Leo Mondale