They hope this will make airport checks in the UK more convenient and speedy.

Similar technology to hospital CT scanners is being tested at London’s Heathrow Airport during security checks, and the images created in this way provide enough information to properly scan items left in bags, he writes. Watchman. The airport has been testing the scanners since 2017, and the CEO says it will soon become routine not to have to remove liquids during security checks.

UK airports are set to roll out the new devices that provide a rotatable 3D view of the contents of packages by mid-2024. This could speed up security and the entire journey, as currently the most common causes of delays are liquids and electronic devices left in bags .

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Safety regulations in place since 2006 will also be reviewed, however, according to Transport Minister Mark Harper, the quantitative restrictions on the transport of liquids are unlikely to be lifted at the moment.

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