Heathrow Airport are installing new security scanners that will soon allow passengers to carry liquids and laptops in their hand luggage.
The airport has invested £50m in computer tomography (CT) equipment which is currently used in hospitals for CT scans and will provide clear 3D images of luggage.
Heathrow has been working with the Department for Transport (DfT) to become the first airport to trial the scanners, which is hoped will cut security queues.
Chris Garton, the airport’s 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.”
Baroness Vere, the 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.”