Today JetTrack, the leading analytics platform for corporate flight activity, announced an exclusive partnership with ADS-B Exchange, the largest provider of private jet location data. JetTrack has become the only legal provider of this data within the finance and financial services industry.
JetTrack has already demonstrated the ability to identify investment signals by tracking corporate aircraft activity. Now, computer science researchers have discovered the same ability, crunching numbers in an effort to systematically track jets and use tracking data to make M&A investment decisions. The research involved a relatively small sample size, but, given JetTrack’s already-proven capabilities, this new research further demonstrates the power of data related to corporate aircraft activity.
The aircraft transponder broadcasts a signal every 1 - 15 minutes. This signal allows the aircraft to be tracked.
Can a pilot turn off their plane's transponder? For aircraft flying within the FAA airspace, most of the time they are not suppose to.
To dig deep into the law, you can visit Cornell Law School page dedicated to this topic..
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association has also written this up.
And the FAA has also published its rules.