BBW writes to British Airline Pilots Association over "false assertions" on body-scanner safety

Balpa125 Further to the news yesterday that the largest association of pilots has announced a boycott of full body scanners at airports, BBW Director Alex Deane has written to the Chairman of the British Airline Pilots Association Capital Mark Serle calling on him to join his US colleagues in their boycott.

In his letter, Deane says:

"You no doubt know that your colleagues in the Allied Pilots Association have issued guidelines recommending that their members do not submit themselves to body scanners.

"I was dismayed to see your Association issue blithe assurances in the media yesterday that the scanners were safe.

"While our American friends are now discussing this issue openly, the British media remains unwilling to engage with this serious issue because of the false reassurance gained by the approach you have adopted"

Click here to download a PDF of Alex's letter.

Posted by on Nov 9, 2010 in Body Scanners | 7 Comments