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OU on the BBC: Airport Live – Episode 1

Updated Monday, 17th June 2013

The first episode in a new four-part live series exploring Heathrow, the world's busiest international hub airport.

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Heathrow air traffic control Creative commons image Icon By Mike Turner via Flickr under creative commons license. under Creative-Commons license Heathrow air traffic control In Airport Live, Dan Snow, Dallas Campbell and Anita Rani go airside at Heathrow, the world's busiest international hub airport.

The first of four programmes shows air traffic control in action and explains the extraordinary science and logistics behind every flight.

Dan is based at the heart of the airport, the air traffic control tower, giving an eagle's eye view of the complex choreography of landings, departures and ground movements. He finds out how Heathrow went from a row of tents to an international powerhouse welcoming 70 million passengers a year.

Anita discovers how weather affects the airport each day, not just when it snows; and Dallas looks at first class on the A380, the world's largest passenger jet.

Watch Airport Live on BBC Two

Catch Airport Live on Monday 17 June at 8pm on BBC Two. For more information and iPlayer links, visit the Airport Live pages on the BBC website.

 

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