27 MAY 2013

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Article from BTNews 27 MAY 2013

Heathrow on BBC 2

From 17 until 20 June BBC Two will be based at Heathrow’s air traffic control tower, offering a completely unique perspective on how an airport works around the clock.

Covering five square miles and processing nearly 200,000 passengers each day, Heathrow is the world’s busiest international airport.  In a live event Dan Snow will spend four nights at its heart.  Dallas Campbell and Anita Rani will also be airside, granted unparalleled access to get to grips with the extraordinary science, engineering and logistics that make air travel possible.

Dan Snow said: “Air travel has become an everyday luxury that we take for granted, but behind the scenes it’s a fascinating web of processes all precisely managed to maintain equilibrium.

Over four nights we’ll get the chance to see how it all works.  We’ll take a look at the complex choreography of air traffic control, learn to fly the world’s largest passenger jet, the A380, and discover how weather plays a crucial role in keeping the whole operation running smoothly.  Airport Live will be a thrilling journey through the skies and a definitive account of modern air travel”.

BBC Learning Zone will host a series of short films exploring careers at the airport. http://mediacentre.heathrowairport.com/content

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