Heathrow has announced it is the first UK airport to be rolling out the new technology, which could end the need for passengers to remove liquids and laptops from their bags when passing through security.

The CT scan technology will be installed across Heathrow’s terminals by 2022, with the rollout valued at more than £50 million.

While the system will undoubtedly cut the amount of time needed for security screening, importantly, it could also reduce the amount of plastic used at the airport, with passengers no longer required to put their liquids in plastic bags.

Heathrow will be the first UK airport to trial the technology, but the Department for Transport hopes to help other airports across the country to trial their own scanners in the coming months.

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