The FlightAware Firehose API is used to obtain worldwide commercial aircraft positions in real time. Additionally, it provides the calling system with flight information such as flight plans, cancellations, departure and arrival times, and arrival messages. Developers will need a FlightXML API Key in order to integrate applications with this service. The Firehose API exchanges information in JSON format.
This article is part of a 10-part series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2016. Big Data and Data Analytics APIs are covered in this segment. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Spreadsheets, Air Travel and Notifications. Highlights include the newly released Microsoft Excel REST API, which is exposed through Microsoft Graph. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.