Video: Visualising the aerospace reboot

When a volcano in Iceland erupted nearly two weeks ago, the UK government acted on advice by air traffic control to close the entire airspace in, out and around the country. With the ash cloud being deemed too dangerous to jet aircraft to fly, many countries in mainland Europe followed suit soon after.

When a volcano in Iceland erupted nearly two weeks ago, the UK government acted on advice by air traffic control to close the entire airspace in, out and around the country. With the ash cloud being deemed too dangerous to jet aircraft to fly, many countries in mainland Europe followed suit soon after.

Flights were grounded to a halt, Heathrow was quiet for the first time in decades, millions of dollars were lost every single day through loss of revenue, and it caused more disruption to flights than the September 11th terrorist attacks in New York, 2001.

This one minute video shows the sped up rebooting of airspace control in and around Europe, using data collected from flightradar24.com, which monitors flights over most of Europe in real time.

(Source: via Steve Clayton's blog (follow him on Twitter) and ItoWorld on Vimeo)

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