public data dive

Public Data Dive: 2018 Boeing 737 MAX flights

The recent grounding of almost all Boeing 737 MAX-series aircraft in the world is, according to a recent CBC commentator, unprecedented. I’m not an aircraft expert (or even a hobbyist), but I do love data and mining publicly-available datasets. Inspired by the nycflights13 R package (a dataset of all the flights in and out of New York City in 2013) and the FlightRadar24 blog post regarding Lion Air flight JT610, I thought I would see what information is accessible to the public about flights that used the 737 MAX-series aircraft.