Proposed New Airport Checkpoints Include Iris Recognition, In Built Full body Scanners
June 7, 2011
A prototype of the new technology was unveiled in Singapore yesterday by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which represents the world’s major airlines.
t features screening methods which are either already commonplace at airports – such as body scanners – and those which are expected to be introduced soon, including liquid detectors.
The IATA system would divide passengers into three categories, who would initially be identified by an iris-recognition system before entering the arches.
So-called “known travellers” who have been pre-screened would only face an x-ray, metal and liquid detector.
“Normal travellers” would also have their shoes scanned automatically and pass through an explosive trace detector.
Anyone whose behaviour raised concern – such as a passenger buying a one way ticket in cash – would go through a different channel which would also feature a full body scanner.