ACI World launches Smart Security programme to boost efficiency

posted on 19th September 2019 by William Hayes
ACI World launches Smart Security programme to boost efficiency

Airports Council International (ACI), the global trade representing the world’s airports, has announced the launch of its airport Smart Security programme.

The programme is aimed at increasing the efficiency of passenger and cabin baggage screening at airports worldwide, in order to meet the growing demand for air services.

“The ACI Vision 2040 for Smart Security will guide change in the way passenger screening is operated and perceived which will help airports meet the forecast increases in air services demand while providing a better customer experience in a sustainable way,” said ACI World Director General, Angela Gittens.

‘Vision 2040’ is the name ACI have given to their long term plan for airport security, laying out the future of passenger and cabin baggage screening at airports around the world.

The Smart Security concept is integral to this plan, increasing efficiency and the flow and movement of passengers and baggage by delivering a walk-through, seamless passenger experience at airport security touchpoints.

“Vision 2040 will transform the traditional checkpoint by exploring concepts such as off-airport screening, stand-off detection and seamless walk-through security processes,” said Gittens.

“As we work towards delivering this vision, the continued security of aviation is our primary concern.”