GTR Airport Gets Advanced Passenger Screening Equipment
By Mike Hainsey, Executive Director, Golden Triangle Regional Airport
The Transportation Security Administration has installed the latest checkpoint screening technology equipment for the Golden Triangle Regional Airport.
With the addition of the new Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) machine at GTR, the airport is able to further strengthen security for passengers flying out of the Golden Triangle. The machine is state-of-the-art equipment with new automated target recognition software – designed to enhance passenger privacy by eliminating passenger-specific images while improving throughput capabilities of the technology and streamlining the checkpoint screening process.
“Advanced Imaging Technology remains TSA’s best opportunity to detect the aviation security threats of tomorrow,” said GTR’s Executive Director Mike Hainsey. “At the same time, it will enhance passenger convenience by reducing the number of manual screenings, or ‘pat downs,’ that passengers will have to undergo.”
AIT is designed to enhance security by safely screening passengers for metallic and non-metallic threats – including weapons, explosives and other objects concealed under layers of clothing.
Imaging technology screening is safe for all travelers, and the technology meets all known national and international health and safety standards.