100ml liquid limit for airline passengers set to be lifted due to new technology15 March 2009
Trials of a new generation of scanners are due to take place at a number of airports across the EU next year.
The move to scrap the restrictions, follows talks with the industry and pressure from the aviation trade body, the International Air Transport Association.
It is now hoped that the restriction will start to be removed in six months to a year’s time.
For more than two years passengers have had to display their toiletries in a clear plastic bag before being allowed through security.