American Airlines partners with Analogic to enhance airport security

The ConneCT screening system is currently undergoing certification testing with the TSA. (Image: Analogic)

American Airlines has announced a partnership with Analogic Corporation to expand the use of Computed Tomography (CT) technology at airports.

The CT technology is expected to provide an enhanced level of detection for aviation security officials. The technology will provide officials with scanning equipment that more clearly identifies potential threat items, including those concealed within personal electronic devices (PEDs).

As part of the partnership, American Airlines will purchase multiple units of the Analogic ConneCT aviation checkpoint security scanning technology, which will enhance aviation security and increase passenger throughput using an upgradable CT platform.

“At American we are always looking at ways to invest in technology that enhances global aviation security while improving the customer experience,” said Kerry Philipovitch, American Airlines Senior Vice President – Customer Experience. “We believe strongly in risk-based, intelligence-driven security protocols, which enable the aviation security to identify, manage and mitigate risk. Our partnerships with the TSA and Analogic will transform aviation security by brining state-of-the-art CT technology to the security checkpoint.”

ConneCT features an open network architecture, 3D imaging technology and automated threat detection. The technology also enables airports and regulators to respond to changing security and operational requirements.

Jim Ryan, Senior Vice President, Security Systems, Analogic, commented: “After a careful evaluation, American Airlines chose Analogic as its preferred supplier of Checkpoint CT based on several factors including image quality, airport-friendly design and ease of operation. ConneCT is a culmination of 10 years of checkpoint CT research and development and is positioned to be the innovative leader in the aviation security marketplace.”

The ConneCT screening system is currently undergoing certification testing with the TSA and when completed, will be installed at a checkpoint lane as part of a TSA Innovation Task Force initiative.