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Full-body scan machines to be installed at Heathrow

Britain's main airport operator, BAA, announced on Sunday that it would introduce full-body scanners at London Heathrow international airport "as soon as practical", in an effort to step up airplane security.

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REUTERS - British airport operator BAA said on Sunday it would move quickly to install full-body scanners at London’s Heathrow airport following the failed Christmas Day attack on a U.S.-bound plane.

“Now that the government has given the go-ahead, we will introduce full-body scanners as soon as practical,” a spokesman for BAA, owned by Spain’s Ferrovial, told Reuters.

He said BAA, which operates six British airports, was just looking at introducing the scanners at Heathrow Europe’s busiest airport by passenger numbers at this stage.

 

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