Looking to enhance security while improving customer satisfaction, American Airlines will spend $6 million on carry on bag screening at eight U.S airports.
The 3-D scanners will give TSA agents a clearer view of potential problems in bags, including explosives. In addition, they are twice as fast as machines that currently check carry ons.
3-D scanners aren’t exactly new at airports; the TSA has using an older model at Baltimore-Washington International Airport for several years. The technology has since matured, making newer versions faster, cheaper and smaller. Better screening may also mean that passengers will not have to remove liquids, laptops and other electronic devices from their bags.
American Airlines will deploy the scanners at airports once the machines get fully certified by the Transportation Security Administration. You can see the technology in action and read the story here: