London City Airport has announced a partnership with Leidos to replace its existing conventional security X-ray machines with new, state-of-the-art, CT scanners.
The all-CT scanner operation will be live from April 2023, and according to London City, the upgrade will mean passengers can leave everything in their hand luggage, as the new scanners eliminate the need to remove items, such as laptops and approved liquids, before going through the X-ray machine.
The airport believes the introduction of the scanners will mean an even faster and improved experience at the airport for passengers. This follows a £12 million investment program to modernize the airport’s departure lounge, which is set for completion by Summer 2023.
The airport’s Chief Operating Officer, Alison FitzGerald, said: “Following our one-lane trial this year, we know the new CT scanners are high performing and our passengers love them. 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.”
Leidos’ Jonathan Stone, Division Manager and Director of Aviation, 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.”
London City is thought to be among the first UK airports to offer a full CT security proposition.