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In Atlanta, we explore how airport design helps regulate people-flow in the world’s busiest airport. All manner of design techniques underpin airport layout, and help to unconsciously control passenger movements through the space. This is crucial to ensuring that the biggest airports do not become congested. Airport design guru, Jim Harding, explains the tricks of the trade.
The ‘Jet Men’ rely on the same fundamental laws of physics that underpin flight for even the biggest jet-liners. Unlike your average flight though, they start by leaping from a helicopter to build up enough speed and lift to keep them airborne. It’s a high-risk operation, and has taken years of training to achieve.
Inspectors get 45 seconds to ID and pick up fallen debris, across a whole runway. The smallest stray nut or chunk of rubber could be sucked into an engine and cause serious damage – potentially putting lives at risk. So it is imperative these eagle-eyed operatives don’t miss a thing.
We take flight for granted, but on any journey a hidden army of people keep your plane safe. We explore just what it takes to keep the ‘city in the sky’ airborne and safe between take-off and landing. How has flying become safer than ever before?
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