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New 3-D Security Technology Will Be Tested At Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport has been chosen to test a new security program and it will be the first of its kind.

In a joint effort by American Airlines and the Transportaion Security Administration (TSA), new computed tomography (CT) scanners are going to be installed at American Airlines’ security checkpoint in Terminal 4.

American Airlines spokesman Ross Feinstein said the new 3-D technology will take some time to install.

“What we plan on doing is buying the equipment for the TSA to actually pilot, at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. It’s never been tested before in the United States, and we believe it will be a game changer,” he said.

And he said the new 3-D technology will be a game changer for efficiency.

“It gives TSA a better angle and view of bags. And there’s a possibility that all of our customers can actually leave all of their personal items in their carry-on items, just like pre-check,” he said.

The updates are expected to be completed by the end of 2016.

 

 

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