Federal and city officials Tuesday unveiled the addition of two full-body scanners at Los Angeles International Airport as part of a plan to install the high-tech screeners at every terminal there over the next few months.
Two units — each about the size of a refrigerator — have already been in use at the airport's Tom Bradley International Terminal. The new units unveiled Tuesday are in Terminal 6 serving United, Continental, JetBlue and other carriers.
Officials from the city of Los Angeles and the Transportation Security Administration vowed to press for scanners at each of the nine terminals.
"We feel very strongly at LAX that we want as many of these AIT (advanced imaging technology) scanners as TSA will provide," Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said.