In April 2023, the airport experience in London’s Heathrow will be enhanced. Leidos is providing London City Airport with state-of-the-art CT scanners to replace the airport’s current conventional security X-ray equipment.
Since the new scanners eliminate the need to remove goods like computers and allowed liquids before traveling through the X-ray machine, travelers will be able to keep everything in their carry-on bags in 2023, when over 4 million passengers are scheduled to pass through London’s major airport.
And for LCY, already recognized for its distinctive passenger promise of speed and convenience, the new CT scanners will result in an even quicker and better airport experience for passengers, after the recent £12 million investment in departure lounges.
Alison FitzGerald, the airport’s chief operating officer, commented on the upgrade:
“Following our one-lane trial this year, we know the new CT scanners are high performing and our passengers love them. We are always challenging ourselves to make the LCY experience even better, so this, alongside the £12 million upgrade in the departure lounge will mean the journey through the airport in 2023 will be even slicker, with more space and better food & beverage and retail options.”
Regarding the partnership, Jonathan Stone, Division Manager and Director of Aviation at Leidos, stated:
“We’re excited to expand our partnership with London City Airport and enhance their security checkpoints. Leidos focuses on constant innovation and discovery. Through our next-generation technology, airports can achieve high-security levels, while providing a better travel experience for their passengers.”
FitzGerald added: “Speed, convenience, and consistency of service are qualities that we know are so important to our passengers, especially now. So we also hope the results from the recent Which? The survey will encourage more people to use London City Airport this Christmas and through 2023.”
In 2023, London City Airport will be among the first UK airports to provide a comprehensive CT security solution.