Changi Airport trials latest security systems

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Airport operator Changi Airport Group (CAG) is testing several new security systems at two boarding gates in Terminal 3 (T3) at Changi Airport in Singapore.

The trials will run until June 2016 and include computed tomography (CT) security screening equipment to scan carry-on luggage, a full-body scanner to detect both metallic and non-metallic items, and the use of an automated tray system that eliminates the need for security officers to restack screening trays.

The CT screening equipment uses 3D scanning technology to create a detailed model of the contents of the hand luggage, allowing passengers to leave electronic devices such as their laptop or tablet in their bag. The full body scanner uses millimeter wave technology to detect concealed items, and creates a non-invasive outline image indicating the item’s location. This allows the security officer to zoom in on the identified area to check the item.

Alan Tan, vice president of aviation security, CAG, said, “At Changi Airport, we take safety and security seriously and are committed to maintaining the highest standards. We work very closely with the authorities to review and adopt new advanced technologies and process innovation to improve security screening and enhance the passenger experience at Changi. The data and passenger feedback we collect from the trials will help us assess the effectiveness and operational efficiencies of these new systems, before we ascertain their suitability for implementation at the airport.”

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