by Airport Industry-News
19 Feb 2021
TSA and CLT Open New Automated Screening Lanes on Checkpoint E
Officials with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) today announced that automated screening lanes (ASLs) from Vanderlande have been installed and are in use at security checkpoint E, located at the east end of the airport terminal.
This state-of-the-art technology enhances security efficiency while decreasing the amount of time travelers spend in the security screening process. Installation of the lanes was completed in December, and local officers have been training and certifying on the new technology over the last two months.
CLT paid for the testing, maintenance and installation of the five ASL lanes, which were then gifted to TSA for use inside the checkpoint.
“As part of the Airport’s capital improvement program, Destination CLT, we continue to incorporate innovative technology throughout the terminal to improve the passenger experience from beginning to end. We’re happy to partner with TSA to install the automated screening lanes at Checkpoint E, which will offer enhanced security for our local passengers as well as an expedited screening experience.”
The ASLs include several new features designed to improve the screening process for travelers going through the security checkpoint including:
“The installation of these automated screening lanes at Charlotte Douglas International Airport exemplifies the commitment by both TSA and airport officials to seek out and employ the most advanced security technologies to ensure the safety of our traveling public.”
TSA continues to collaborate with vendors, airlines, airports, and the counter-terrorism community to expand the number of automated screening lanes in use at airports across the country. To date, TSA has overseen installation of 231 automated screening lanes in security checkpoints at 18 airports nationwide.
This article was originally published by the Transportation Security Administration.
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