ACI launches CT guidance

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Airports Council International (ACI) World has launched a new implementation guide for computed tomography (CT) screening technology that can help airports improve efficiency and passenger experience at security checkpoints.

The Advanced Cabin Baggage Screening / Computed Tomography (CT) Implementation Guide was developed with ACI’s Smart Security management group and highlights the key benefits of CT technology for the cabin baggage-screening process.

The guide provides a comprehensive summary of best practices and suggested actions, from procurement to installation and operation.

ACI World’s Smart Security program has also identified improvements that can be made to the screening process through a combination of existing and emerging technologies.

Angela Gittens, ACI World director general, explained: “ACI’s Smart Security program explores how security checkpoints could be designed by providing airports with operationally viable solutions which help maintain security while increasing operational efficiency and passenger satisfaction.

“Smart Security also looks beyond mid-term solutions and focuses on risk-based security concepts, innovative processes, and advanced screening technologies that will help achieve a truly seamless passenger journey through airports.”

Gittens stressed that while the introduction of CT is a positive step, airports should only launch measures that make operational and business sense for their particular situation.

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