Airport Live (4 x 60′) – Covering five square miles and processing nearly 200,000 passengers each day, Heathrow is one of the world’s busiest airports.
From air traffic control to airport hangars, the series will follow aircraft from the moment they enter Heathrow’s airspace to the moment they depart. With unprecedented access to the people and processes that make air travel possible, Airport Live will follow the airport as it works against the clock to keep planes on time, passengers moving and manage the impact of constantly changing weather conditions.
In a new live event broadcast over four nights, Dan Snow will spend time at Heathrow’s heart – the air traffic control tower. 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.
Airport Live will mark the most complete exploration of Heathrow’s grounds and skies and will feature a mix of live and pre-recorded footage that will explain how an airport works. We go behind the scenes airside; into the heart of the air traffic control tower; onto the tarmac as a plane is turned around for departure; and into the hub of engineering to watch a service on a plane. Everything and everyone is on a deadline and we watch this daily race first hand.
Producer: BBC Productions
Source: BBC press release