The deployment of hi-tech 3D scanning could lead to the removal of security restrictions on liquids and laptops in airport hand luggage.
A final decision hasn't been made but the government is considering rolling out the advanced technology in two years.
Passengers taking liquids in their cabin bags are limited to containers of up to 100ml which must be placed in a single, transparent plastic bag when they pass through airport security. The rules have been in place for a long time.
According to The Times, major UK airports have been given a deadline of mid-2024) to install more advanced scans, and a formal announcement is expected in the coming weeks.
Delays at airport security can be caused by passengers failing to remove items from their bags or travelling with large bottles of liquid.
At London's Heathrow airport, the new technology allows staff to zoom in on a bag's contents in order to inspect it.
John Holland- Kaye said that they are slowly rolling them out.
The expansion of the security area in Terminal 3 will be done by the Department for Transport by the end of the 20th century, according to a report. Liquids stay in bags.
The rules for carrying liquids in hand luggage are being reviewed.
It was off the back of some commentary from one of the bosses at the airport. We don't comment on security matters, that's our usual practice." That is important to me.
I set the security regime for the aviation sector. If there is a change, we will let people know about it.
The regime is the same as it is with the strict limits on liquids on planes.
The technology has been used by airports in the US for a long time.