TSA IN 3-D
THE TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (TSA) is rolling out new airport scanners with computed tomography technology to reduce the number of bag checks for passengers. In 2017 the agency began testing the new CT scanner at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and Boston’s Logan International Airport. Recently, an additional scanner was employed at JFK in New York.
The agency plans to have an additional 40 scanners in place by the end of the 2018. By 2019 fiscal year, over 145 units will be in airports across the country. Among the airports scheduled to install the next 15 units are Chicago O’Hare, Houston Hobby, Boston Logan, Los Angeles International, McCarran International in Las Vegas and Washington-Dulles International Airport.