Belfast International Airport, UK, will introduce non-invasive body scanning technology tomorrow (Sept 8), in response to new regulations set out by the Department for Transport (DfT).
The new equipment supports the existing security processes at Northern Ireland’s busiest airport and is expected to make the passenger search process more efficient and less intrusive.
Passengers will be randomly selected for scanning or on activation of the normal security checks. They will then pass through the scanner which will produce a generic, mannequin-style diagram, highlighting the areas that need to be inspected further. The diagram is automatically deleted following clearance.
John Doran, the airport’s MD, commented: “The technology employed by the scanner we are rolling out is designed in such a way that it maintains the aviation security in line with the latest government requirements, whilst also maintaining the privacy of the passenger.” (BIA)