TSA and American Airlines Will Have New CT Bag Scanners

TSA and American Airlines Are Using CT Technology For New Bag Scanners

It appears that the TSA and American Airlines will be working together to install a new scanning machine for bags at the JFK Airport in New York City. The partnership was announced by American Airlines in a press release earlier today.

In the press release, it is explained that the same technology in CT scanners which are used in the medical field with be used in the bag scanner. Observers will get a 360 degree, 3D image of what is inside the bag, providing an extra measure of security. On top of that, it appears that the two sides have been working on this for some time since it is expected to be done later this month.

In speaking of the partnership, TSA Administrator David Pekoske said “Use of CT technology substantially improves TSA’s threat detection capability at a checkpoint. This partnership will allow us to deploy new technology quickly and see an immediate improvement in security effectiveness.”

Pekoske said that the new scanner should make security checks run more smoothly and could get to the point where no one has to empty their carry-ons. The TSA is looking to have 15 of the $300,000 scanners in airports throughout the U.S. at the end of 2018. Next year could see even more since the TSA has the greenlight to purchase as many as 240.

With agencies and companies taking new, advanced methods to ensure safety, expect smugglers and the like to change with the times as well.


Starting with Kabir News in 2013, James has focused on tech, gaming, and entertainment. When not writing, he enjoys catching up on sci-fi and horror shows and comics. He can be followed on Twitter @MetalSwift.

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