London City Airport is investing in replacing its existing conventional security X-ray machines with new, state-of-the-art, CT scanners from April 2023.
The technology, provided by Leidos, will mean travellers can leave everything in their hand luggage, as the new scanners eliminate the need to remove items such as laptops and liquids before going through the X-ray machine.
“Following our one-lane trial this year, we know the new CT scanners are high performing and our passengers love them,” said Alison FitzGerald, Chief Operating Officer, London City Airport. “We are always challenging ourselves to make the LCY experience even better, so this, alongside the £12 million upgrade in the departure lounge, will mean the journey through the airport in 2023 will be even slicker, with more space and better food & beverage and retail options. Thanks to the Leidos solution, alongside speed, it also delivers the highest security specifications.”
Jonathan Stone, Division Manager and Director of Aviation, Leidos, commented: “We’re excited to expand our partnership with London City Airport and enhance their security checkpoints. Leidos focuses on constant innovation and discovery. Through our next-generation technology, airports can achieve high security levels, while providing a better travel experience for their passengers.”