I posted back in November about a glitch I noticed on the flight back from San Francisco. Stansted airport seemed to have moved rather far south.
Anonymous commented on the original post on Monday, and last night’s Evening Standard explained further ...
“BA has been using maps apparently placing Stansted—Britain’s third busiest airport—40 miles out of position in a tiny village with the same name. The error affects passenger in-flight skymaps, which appear to show Stansted on the opposite side of the Thames in the rural parish of Stansted, Kent. The problem has not been repeated on pilot’s navigation systems.”
A spokesman for British Airways said:
“Our inflight map - used only by passengers as part of the inflight entertainment system - does show the location of a place called Stansted in Kent. While the map does not refer to this place as the location of Stansted Airport specifically, we accept the suppliers of the system likely meant to portray this as the location of Stansted Airport in Essex.”