Sunday, June 12, 2011

Aviation security: The checkpoint of the future

Aviation security: The checkpoint of the future: "THE International Air Transport Association (IATA) has revealed this rather fetching design for a prototype airport checkpoint of the future. It signals the end of a 'one-size-fits-all' security policy by funnelling passengers into one of three tunnels. Those who have passed government background checks head speedily through the 'known traveller' lane. Those deemed an elevated risk walk through an 'enhanced' tunnel where they might receive a full body scan. Everyone else goes through the normal channel, where their luggage is scanned, but where they should not have to remove any clothing or unpack any belongings."