Harpenden airport employee to debut on ITV documentary

PUBLISHED: 19:00 16 May 2018

Ian Hawkins. Picture: Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport

Ian Hawkins. Picture: Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport


A Harpenden airport employee will appear on an ITV TV documentary.

Ian Hawkins, with his manager Simon Newbold. Picture: Heathrow: Britain's Busiest AirportIan Hawkins, with his manager Simon Newbold. Picture: Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport

Ian Hawkins, who is a senior airfield officer at Heathrow Airport, will be on the fourth season of a documentary series called Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport.

He will be seen aircraft marshalling, which involves visually signalling to pilots.

Heathrow chief executive John Holland-Kaye said: “Returning for a fourth series, Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport is a project that encapsulates our dedicated network of colleagues who work around the clock to deliver a world-class airport service.

“The documentary gives millions of people a glimpse into the operations of one of the world’s busiest airports and I can tell you from experience, there is never a dull day.”

There are 76,500 people employed at Heathrow. Season four will start this month on ITV.

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