London Gatwick announces project to phase in state-of-the-art security scanners

London Gatwick has announced a partnership with Smiths Detection to supply state-of-the-art scanners across the airport. Following an extensive trial, the HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX carry-on baggage CT X-ray scanners will be phased in on all security lanes throughout the airport.

“Our top priority is the safety of our passengers and the security of the airport,” said Cyrus Dana, Head of Security, London Gatwick. “This cutting-edge, new generation of technology will ensure a safe and robust experience for our passengers. The new equipment is both safer and greener and we look forward to phasing it out across London Gatwick. We continue to work to drive efficiency and resilience throughout the airport and give every passenger an enjoyable and effortless experience.”

There will be no need for single-use plastic bags for liquids and less items will need to be sacrificed at security, reducing waste. The scanners themselves will be more energy efficient and much quieter. The airport’s investment in new technology means once the new scanners are phased in, the security process will be transformed with passengers no longer required to remove electrical items or put liquids in plastic bags.

“We are proud to have been selected by London Gatwick to deliver our cutting-edge checkpoint CT X-ray technology, which, when installed, will lead to an improve passengers’ experience and the highest levels of security – helping to make the world a safer place,” said Andy Evripides, Head of Market, Smiths Detection.

London Gatwick is working with the UK Department for Transport to upgrade the airport’s screening equipment and processes, with a phasing in across all security lanes in both the North and South Terminals.

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