American Airlines Group Inc. AAL and Analogic Corporation have announced a partnership to facilitate an expanded use of Computed tomography (CT) technology at airports globally.
The state-of-the-art CT checkpoint technology is likely to render aviation security officials with an enhanced level of detection. The sophisticated technology will provide officials with scanning equipment that better identifies potential threat items, including those hidden within personal electronic devices.
Per the agreement, American Airlines will purchase multiple units of the Analogic ConneCT aviation checkpoint security screening system. ConneCT is formed to improve aviation security and increase passenger throughput, utilizing an upgradeable CT platform.
Per Jim Ryan, Senior Vice President, Security Systems at Analogic, the carrier chose Analogic as its supplier of Checkpoint CT on the basis of several factors such as image quality, airport-friendly design and ease of operation. The ConneCT technology also aids airports and regulators in responding to the changing security and operational requirements.
The ConneCT screening system is currently being tested by the Transportation Security Administration and when completed will be installed on certification. American Airlines’ move coincides with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) call to enhance security at airports to combat terrorism.
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