New security technology on trial at Changi Airport


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an automatic tray return system and a new body scanner machine are being trialled at Changi Airport
Computed tomography (CT) security screening equipment, an automatic tray return system and a new body scanner machine are being trialled at Changi Airport.

Changi Airport Group (CAG) is conducting trials of new security screening technologies to explore how they can improve efficiency and processes at the security screening checkpoints. The trials are being conducted at two boarding gates in Terminal 3 and will run until June 2016.

The first trial involves the use of computed tomography (CT) security screening equipment to screen hand luggage at the boarding gate. The use of advanced 3D screening technology, similar to that trialled at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, allows passengers to keep electronic devices in their carry-on luggage.

An automatic tray return system is also being trialled to help improve passenger flow at the checkpoint, while a new body scanner machine using millimetre wave technology to detect both metallic and non-metallic items is being tested.

Alan Tan, CAG’s Vice President of Aviation Security, 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.”