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New Scanning Technology: UK Airports Face Financial Penalties for Late Installation

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 4, 2024
Extensions granted to UK airports for installation of new security technology

The UK government has granted some airports additional time to install new security technology that will allow travelers to bring more liquids onto their flights. However, airports that do not meet the new deadlines by June 1, 2024, will face serious financial penalties. The new scanners, announced in 2018, can detect prohibited items more accurately, making security checks more efficient and eliminating the need for passengers to remove items from their hand luggage.

Certain airports have faced challenges in upgrading their security checkpoints due to issues such as the slow recovery of the global supply chain from the pandemic. Some airports are having to undergo significant construction work to accommodate the new equipment, including reinforcing floors and building new screening halls. London City Airport has already completed the deployment of next-generation security scanners, allowing passengers to pass through security without having to remove laptops and liquids from their hand luggage.

The Department for Transport has granted extensions to the deadline for airports that need to install the new technology. These extensions can last up to a year and it is up to individual airports to ensure that they have installed the new equipment by June 1, 2024. If an airport fails to meet this deadline, they may face financial penalties under powers provided under the Aviation Security Act which will be explored in the coming months.

Passengers are advised to check the security requirements for liquids and large electronic items at their departure airports before traveling.

By Samantha Nguyen

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