2nd November 2017
Written on 2nd November 2017
American Airlines and TSA launch automated screening lanes at Miami International Airport
American Airlines, in coordination with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Miami-Dade Aviation Department, has launched two automated security screening lanes in Terminal D at Miami International Airport (MIA).
These new automated screening lanes, funded by American, incorporate technology and screening station modifications that enhance security effectiveness while decreasing the time travelers spend in security screening.
The advanced equipment in the automated lanes offers a number of unique features designed to improve the screening of travelers by automating many of the functions currently conducted manually, allowing passengers to move more swiftly through the checkpoint. These innovations include:
- Automated belts that draw bags into the X-ray machines, returning the bins back to queue after completion of the screening
- Bags with a potential threat can be directed to a separate area to allow bins behind it to continue through the system uninterrupted
- Property bins that are 25 percent larger than the bins in regular screening lanes
- Unique Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags that are attached to each bin to allow for additional accountability of items as they transit throughout the system
- Cameras that capture photos of the outside of the bag, which is linked to the X-ray image of the bag’s contents
American has also launched automated screening lanes at hubs in Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles and New York City.
Additionally, American is investing in state-of-the-art Computed Tomography (CT) checkpoint technology. CT technology is expected to provide an enhanced level of detection for aviation security officials. This technology provides officials with scanning equipment that more clearly identifies potential threat items, including those concealed within personal electronic devices (PEDs).
Source: American Airlines