Airport's new security scanners could end need to remove liquids from your bags
- Mirror 07th Jun 2019 10:43:57 GMT +0300
It is one of the most tiresome parts of travelling, but queues at airport security could soon be a thing of the past, thanks to a new security scanner.
Heathrow has announced that it is rolling out new computer tomography (CT) scanners throughout its airport, which could end the need for passengers to remove liquids and laptops from their bags when passing through security.
The technology will be installed across Heathrow’s terminals by 2022, with the rollout valued at over £50 million.
While the system will undoubtedly cut the amount of time needed for security screening, importantly, it could also reduce the amount of plastic used at the airport, with passengers no longer required to put their liquids in plastic bags.
Chris Garton, Heathrow Chief Operations Officer, said: “Heathrow has a proud history of investing in making every journey better and that’s why we’re delighted to be rolling out our new CT equipment.
“This cutting-edge kit will not only keep the airport safe with the latest technology, but will mean that our future passengers can keep their focus on getting on with their journeys and less time preparing for security screening.”
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Heathrow will be the first UK airport to trial the technology, but the Department for Transport hopes to help other airports across the country to trial their own scanners in the coming months.
Baroness Vere, Aviation Minister, said: “Passenger safety remains our top priority and this programme clearly shows the huge importance we place on security.
“This innovative new equipment will ensure Heathrow continues to provide a safe and smooth travel experience for passengers, as we look to roll out this new screening technology at airports across the country.”
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