31 OCTOBER 2016


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Article from BTNews 31 OCTOBER 2016

Scanner breakthrough for LCY

New state-of-the-art full-body scanners for passengers have been installed at London City Airport (LCY) after a trial period, making it the first UK facility of its kind to introduce them.

The open-plan design of the equipment, the Quick Personnel Security model R&S QPS200 from Rohde & Schwarz, means passengers simply stand in front of the scanner with their arms held slightly away from the body. 

If the scanner reports an alarm, the location of the object is marked on a graphic of the human body, with a neutral display preserving the privacy of passengers. 

LCY said the introduction of the new scanner, part of a £2m security investment, would help to ensure the airport experience for passengers is quick and efficient, maintaining the airport’s customer proposition of 20min from front door to departure lounge.

Director of customer experience Melanie Burnley said: “About 10,000 departing passengers pass through our central security search area every day and we constantly look at ways to improve screening. 

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


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