A jet airliner is parked for engineering in bright lights of Virgin Atlantic hangar on dark southern perimeter of Heathrow

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A jet airliner is parked for engineering in bright lights of Virgin Atlantic hangar on dark southern perimeter of Heathrow
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In the darkness of a taxiway at the southern end of Heathrow Airport, the bright lights of an engineering hangar spill out into the night. A Boeing 747 Jumbo jet sits nose-in behind another during a scheduled set of maintenance tasks that every aircraft needs to keep to in order for its continued airworthiness. The unmistakable shape of this large aircraft is a half-silhouette against the intensity of the hangar and blue flare spots that arise from the internal glass in the camera's lens. From writer Alain de Botton's book project "A Week at the Airport: A Heathrow Diary" (2009).
Location: Heathrow International Airport, Hounslow, West London England UK