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UK First for Full Body Scanners at London City Airport

London City Airport has introduced full, state of the art, body scanners – a first for any UK airport.

The new full body scanners passed a trial and are to be rolled out across the airport as part of London City Airport’s £2 million security investment programme.

Easy to use, passengers simply stand in a transparent and open screen booth, with their arms slightly away from their body, and with neutral privacy settings, within a matter of seconds the scan is complete.

The scanner, the Quick Personnel Security scanner R&S QPS200 from Rohde & Schwarz, will detect potentially dangerous objects so efficiently and quickly the security process is expected to be quicker and easier for passengers – enabling the airport to adhere to its promise of ’20 minutes’ from its terminal front door and into the departure lounge.

Speaking about the new scanners, Melanie Burnley, Director of Customer Experience at London City Airport, said, “Each day approximately 10,000 departing passengers pass through our central security search area and we constantly look at ways to improve the screening experience, including the use of new technology.

“The Rohde & Schwarz body scanner is one of the best in the industry and is easy for passengers to use, meaning we can keep their time in security to a minimum and also quickly detect any prohibited objects.”