Action adds more time, more quantities to 2006 waiver

Just two weeks after affirming a 2006 waiver for body-scanning security devices, the FCC has now extended that waiver by another year and upped the allowable sales by another 200 units.

The action coincides with news reports that the Transportation Safety Administration is increasing the numbers of body scanners at U.S. airports in response to security threats, including an individual who allegedly smuggled explosives aboard a U.S. aircraft in his clothing last Christmas.

Read the FCC’s order here.