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Discovery TV series to take behind-the-scenes look at Frankfurt

Discovery Networks International and Fraport AG have announced production is underway on a new commission of X-Ray Mega Airport, a television series that offers viewers an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at Frankfurt Airport.

The series, which airs in Spring 2015 across Discovery factual channels in more than 220 countries and territories, articulates the story of an airport’s routines, events, machines, people and incidents from an entirely new perspective.

The series is produced by London-based Voltage TV follows the day-to-day activities of the busy Frankfurt – one of the world’s most innovative airports, and shares the fascinating world of an aviation city using revolutionary CGI techniques

Using observational documentary stories and innovative computer generated imagery (CGI) – enhanced by techniques more commonly seen in scientific analysis – Discovery tells the story of the airport’s routines, events, machines, people and innovations from an entirely new perspective.

From examining air traffic control systems and passenger flow to aircraft maintenance and airport security, X-Ray Mega Airport leaves no stone unturned when it comes to exploring the processes that make daily operations, the upkeep, and the ongoing development of FRA.

Frankfurt has welcomed more than 58 million passengers and registered about 473,000 take-offs and landings in 2013.

Fraport AG’s executive board chairman, Dr. Stefan Schulte, explains: “Along with our partners at Frankfurt Airport, we are pleased to be cooperating with Discovery Networks International on this truly unique examination of the Frankfurt Airport global hub.

"This the first time that a major airport is being profiled in such detail – in terms of the scope of topics covered as well as the intensity of visual presentation using the latest advanced computer and sensor technology.

"In short, Discovery Networks International will take viewers behind-the-scenes and inside the ‘airport organism’, like never before, to gain a better understanding of the people, systems and operations of our pulsating hub.”

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