Airports Council International (ACI) World has released its Smart Security Vision 2040 report, which sets the foundation for achieving a seamless airport security screening experience in a post-Covid-19 operational reality.
The report is part of its Smart Security program through which the organization promotes concepts and solutions that take a risk-based approach, increase efficiency and enhance the passenger experience, while also ensuring secure airport operations.
ACI stated that while the report explores several long-term trends affecting aviation and airports, it takes full account of the present context of the economic and operational recovery from the Covid-19 crisis, and the industry’s increased focus on health and cleanliness.
The report includes comment on innovations such as artificial intelligence, and the increasing use of big data and stand-off detection. The report suggests that innovations that promote a more touchless, seamless approach to airport security screening – which has become an even more important objective during the current pandemic – have the potential to radically transform the way that passengers and baggage are screened.
“As the aviation industry continues to plan for a sustained recovery from unprecedented Covid-19 crisis, ACI believes that any initiative that utilizes improved technology to facilitate touchless and more efficient passenger journeys needs to be accelerated,” remarked ACI World Director General Luis Felipe De Oliveira.
The ACI stated that the document is intended to be continually edited and updated, and stakeholder input will be integral to this evolution.