BAA is investing £20 million ($40.3 million) in Smiths Group's Advanced Threat Identification aTiX explosive detection machines, The Times of London reported. It already has installed 11 of the machines at London Heathrow, where the airport operator has come under fire from airlines for slow-moving security lines. BAA said the new equipment, which it plans to install at all seven of its UK airports, will speed passengers' passage through checkpoints.

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