New screening technology is being piloted at DFW Airport
DFW and TSA are conducting a demonstration of a next-generation people screening scanner that can detect both metallic and non-metallic objects.
To do so, the airport has collaborated with the TSA; a partnership designed to strengthen airport security and improve the operational efficiency of the screening process.
“We are very pleased to be working with TSA’s Innovation Task Force and our operations team to explore new and innovative technologies that can help us deliver enhanced safety and security for our airport employees and our passengers,” said DFW’s Executive Vice President for Innovation, Paul Puopolo.
The new Thruvision technology, coupled with an X-ray machine, will reduce the need for physical inspections; enabling employees to be processed quickly and discreetly.
“This technology demonstration project is just part of our commitment to implement enterprise risk management best practices that take advantage of new and emerging technologies serving the aviation industry,” said Chad Makovsky, DFW’s Executive Vice President for Operations. “As an Innovation Task Force airport, our active partnership with TSA continues to inspire new ways of enhancing security effectiveness while providing a more seamless experience for our customers and stakeholders.”