ACI relaunches security program

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Airports Council International (ACI) World has relaunched its Smart Security program, which aims to improve passenger and cabin baggage screening at airports worldwide.

Smart Security is central to ACI’s Vision 2040 for air transport security and is designed to define the future of passenger and cabin baggage screening, identify improvements and solutions that can be introduced now, and communicate these solutions to airports around the world so that they can be adopted swiftly.

The program will continue to deliver strengthened security through making better use of existing and emerging technology, increased efficiency, and better flow and movement of passengers and baggage. Ultimately, it aims to deliver a walk-through, seamless passenger experience at airport security touchpoints and move away from a one-size-fits-all approach.

“The ACI Vision 2040 for Smart Security will guide change in the way passenger screening is operated and perceived,” ACI World director general Angela Gittens said.

“Vision 2040 will transform the traditional checkpoint by exploring concepts such as off-airport screening, stand-off detection and seamless walk-through security processes.”

While the Smart Security program sets a vision for the longer term, many Smart Security concepts and solutions are already available, incorporated into day-to-day airport operations.

Through Smart Security, ACI works closely with ICAO and its Working Group on Innovation in Aviation Security to drive change in the industry and among regulators.

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