Why do aircraft hold at Heathrow Airport?
Most of us who have flown into London Heathrow will have experienced their aircraft being ‘held’ – circling on the outskirts of the airport – before being given clearance to land. But interestingly, from an operational point of view the reality is that holding is not actually a symptom of inefficiency. This infographic explains why.
Find out more about air traffic control at nats.aero/blog/


Why do aircraft hold at Heathrow Airport?

Most of us who have flown into London Heathrow will have experienced their aircraft being ‘held’ – circling on the outskirts of the airport – before being given clearance to land. But interestingly, from an operational point of view the reality is that holding is not actually a symptom of inefficiency. This infographic explains why.

Find out more about air traffic control at nats.aero/blog/

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