Born to Engineer - John Wheal
It was a school visit to an airport that first got a 14 year old John Wheal thinking about all of the complex systems that have to work together to make air travel possible, from departure boards to baggage handling. Now he’s a systems engineer with NATS, the UK’s leading supplier of air traffic control services. He’s part of a team designing and building the next generation of air traffic control systems. And when those systems are the basis for the safety of 250 million air passengers every year, it’s vital that John and the team get it right.
John Wheal studied Computer Engineering at the University of Portsmouth. He won the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s 2017 Technician of the Year Award.
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