Restrictions on liquids and laptops in hand baggage could reportedly be eliminated at UK airports inside two years as a result of rollout of latest 3D scanners.
Since November 2006, passengers taking liquid in their cabin baggage have been restricted to clear plastic baggage holding not more than 100ml, which have to be proven to safety employees.
But The Times reviews ministers have been reviewing a trial at Heathrow Airport, which started in 2017, of 3D scanners already in use at US airports that permit employees to zoom in on a bag’s contents and rotate the photographs for inspection.
The BBC added that safety restrictions for liquids and laptops in carry-on baggage could be axed from mid-2024.
Heathrow’s chief government, John Holland-Kaye, instructed The Times: “We are slowly rolling them out.
“We have simply began the growth of the safety space in Terminal 3 which could have extra CT scanners and have a deadline of mid-2024 from the [Department for Transport].
“By then the normal passenger experience will be that liquids stay in bags.”
The Times mentioned these failing to take away objects from their baggage or travelling with giant bottles of liquids is the largest reason for delays at airport safety.
Boris Johnson introduced plans whereas Prime Minister in 2019 for all main UK airports to introduce new 3D cabin baggage screening gear.
Government officers mentioned at the time that when in place, the 100ml liquid limit might not apply.
The gear was to be rolled out over the following a number of years, with the Department for Transport requiring all main UK airports to have the know-how by 1 December 2022.
But that deadline was affected by the pandemic, with passenger numbers dented resulting from journey restrictions in place throughout a lot of the globe.
Figures from the International Air Transport Association for September confirmed passenger site visitors ranges have solely reached 73% of pre-Covid ranges.
primarily based on web site supplies www.rte.ie