Passengers travelling through Avalon security will no longer have to remove laptops from their bag after the airport unveiled another futuristic upgrade to the check-in process.
The new system is designed to speed up boarding and minimise contact with other passengers ahead of an increase in flying as coronavirus border restrictions ease nationwide.
The airport claims to be one of the first to transition towards ‘100 per cent computed tomography technology’ after installing a new Rapiscan CT scanner, body scanner and checked baggage screening.
The body scanner will use ‘zero-contact millimetre wave’ to automatically detect dangerous items carried on the body or in clothing, while a new baggage screening machine and CT scanner will create a three-dimensional image of a passenger’s baggage.
Avalon Airport CEO Justin Giddings said, ““This means that going through security is a smoother exercise with less contact.
“The new technology saves travellers the need of having to remove their laptops from their bags as the CT scanner gives our security staff a very clear picture of what’s inside.”
Previously, Australian Aviation has reported that the ambitious airport has introduced ‘touchless’ check-in and bag drop kiosks to reduce the risk of transmitting coronavirus.
Passengers will be able to control an on-screen cursor by moving their head, and cameras will certify passports when they’re held up to a sensor, rather than physically inserted.
“Eventually all airports Australia-wide will need to use this technology and we’re proud to be one of the first in the country to implement it fully,” Giddings said.
The ambitious boss has also raised the idea that his airport could be one of just a handful to accept flights from New Zealand as flying slowly begins to resume.
“It would be a far easier experience to manage, a far less risky environment,” he told The Herald Sun.
“People will be itching to travel back and forth.”
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