NATS - The National Air Traffic Service has released a time lapse video showing a day of air traffic above the UK. The video includes a look at Aberdeen home to the worlds busiest heliport.
The Video takes viewers on a flight above the UK covering all the major airports and significant air space and shows the countries hidden infrastructure that is the main flight paths over the UK.
Aberdeen is home to three helicopter terminals dedicated to North Sea operations, used by Bristow Helicopters, CHC-Scotia and Bond Offshore Helicopters. There is also a small terminal adjacent to the main passenger terminal, Broomfield House used primarily for oil company charter flights to Scatsta in Shetland.
With the discovery of North Sea Oil, Helicopter operations began in 1967, linking the growing number of oil rigs to the mainland. Today, Aberdeen International Airport handles more than 37,000 rotary wing movements carrying around 468,000 passengers annually. Helicopters account for almost half of all aircraft movements at the airport.
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