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29 OCTOBER 2012

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Article from BTNews 29 OCTOBER 2012

Airport security

Stansted Airport has begun trialling a new security body scanner as part of the airport’s drive to enhance security procedures and improve passenger service.

The state-of-the-art technology instantly detects any potential threats and prohibited items after a passenger has activated the walk-through security arch and highlights to security officers the area to search via a generic mannequin-type computer image.
The introduction of the new scanner is designed to provide an additional and less intrusive method of security screening whilst improving customer service for passengers by reducing the need for pat-down searches.

The ProVision scanner, manufactured by L-3, uses radio frequency millimetre wave technology, not X-rays or any ionising radiation.  The trial is due to run for three months.

It will be mandatory for passengers who are selected for a scan to comply.  Anyone refusing will not be allowed to travel. www.stanstedairport.com

 

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