Airport Getting Full Body Scanner

16th August 2019

Guernsey Airport is to get a full body scanner similar to those used in UK airports.

Passengers have experienced long queues over recent months and its hoped the scanner and new x-ray machines will speed up the process. The installation is expected to take place before the end of the year.

Ash Nicholas is the Head of Aviation Services at the airport:

“Most travellers will be familiar with whole body scanners at other UK airports and will know how quickly a scan can be carried out compared to a manual search. It uses the latest technology, is wheelchair compatible, has step free access and is less restrictive in space than the older enclosed scanners used in some airports. Once it is installed, if a passenger activates the archway metal detector they will be asked to step into the scanner, rather than be subjected to a manual body search. If the scanner then indicates there is a problem, it will identify where on the body and that will enable a much more targeted, less invasive manual search. Guernsey Airport is also proposing to replace the machines currently used to
scan cabin baggage this year.”

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