American Airlines To Test New CT Baggage Scanner at JFK Security Checkpoint

By Paul Riegler on 23 July 2018
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American's security checkpoint at JFK

American’s security checkpoint at JFK

American Airlines announced it would soon test a new computerized tomography or CT scanner at its security checkpoint in Terminal 8 at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

CT is “the most consequential technology available today for airport checkpoints,” the airline said in a statement.

“Because CT technology is three dimensional, this new checkpoint technology has the potential to provide better visibility and allow the operator to rotate the bag’s image 360 degrees to show the contents of carry-on items at every angle,” it added.

The scanner would allow passengers to leave liquids and gels as well as laptops in their carry-on bags when transiting the security checkpoint, resulting in shorter waiting times for passengers.

The test is being held in conjunction with the Transportation Security Administration, which operates the nation’s security checkpoints at airports, and Analogic, a healthcare and security products company that manufactures the new scanner.

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