Heathrow Airport's New Scanners Will Let You Keep All Your Shit in Your Bag at Security

By Shabana Arif on at

Passengers at Heathrow airport may no longer have to faff about with pulling out laptops and bags of fluids to be scanned thanks to new CT scanners that will start popping up in the airport over the next few years.

The £50 million investment will provide airport staff with 3D images of the contents of your bag, and make security screenings less of a rigmarole.

"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," said Heathrow chief operations officer, Chris Garton.

The scanners are already being used in the US, with the TSA saying that it allows staff to “see beyond unwanted clutter” and identify any restricted items.

Aviation Minster Baroness Vere chimes in to stress that passenger safety is still a "top priority" and that Heathrow's "programme clearly shows the huge importance we place on security."

We're glad to hear that we'll get come semblance of privacy back and have to spend less time playing silly buggers at security. [BBC]

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