The EU Commission has submitted a report in favour of a common approach for the use of security scanners at all airports within member states.
Member states will decide on the use of scanners and deployment based on common standards in terms of detection performance and compliance with European fundamental rights and health provisions.
Security scanners have been trialled in several EU member states including the UK, the Netherlands, France and Italy following the failed terrorist attack on the Amsterdam–Detroit flight on 25 December 2009.
Security scanners currently fall outside of the scope of EU regulations on aviation security and are therefore used by different member states in different ways.
The commission will propose an EU legal framework for the use of security scanners at airports following the outcome of discussions after the report is submitted to the council and the European Parliament.