by Tiana May
20 Oct 2022
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is deploying a Reduced Form Factor-Computed Tomography (RFF-CT) system at Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas (LAS).
This new baggage screening system is a more compact version of the latest CT security scanners that are being rolled out across the US.
It was designed in part by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) to allow the TSA to install CT screening technology in smaller airports that do not have the space for the existing systems.
Compared to older technologies, CT screening improves security procedures by displaying detailed three-dimensional images of objects inside carry-on bags.
This allows transportation security officers to identify most textures and materials without the need to carry out physical bag checks.
“The RFF-CT system is an opportunity to decrease size, weight, and power, making the system more adaptable to smaller security checkpoints common at regional airports. This system is designed to meet the same TSA detection standards as full-size CT systems, while enabling more flexible, passenger friendly checkpoints.”
Over the last three years, S&T and TSA have invested in the design and manufacture of CT screening technology, which is gradually replacing Advanced Technology (AT) systems at primary airports in the US.
The new RFF-CT scanners will now enable the TSA to also deploy this technology at smaller airports or those with layout restrictions so that that all travellers can be screened with CT technology.
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Neste has delivered over 500,000 gallons of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
The FAA has completed the environmental review for the Terminal Area Plan at Chicago O'Hare International Airport.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is now deploying CAT-2 scanners at Denver International Airport (DEN).
Vantage Airport Group and Corsair Infrastructure have announced the financial close a 4.2bn USD deal to develop JFK Airport's new Terminal 6.
Denver International Airport (DEN) has commenced construction on the second new security checkpoint on Level 6 of the Jeppesen Terminal.
The FAA has dedicated the newest air traffic control tower in the US at Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) in North Carolina.
The new Terminal A has officially opened at Newark Liberty International Airport, concluding the largest design-build project in New Jersey.
The Dulles Metrorail Station has opened at Washington Dulles International Airport, completing the Silver Line construction project.
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS), Whiting-Turner and Siemens Logistics have started installing a new baggage handling system.
Denver International Airport (DEN) and United Airlines have celebrated the completion of the airport's Gate Expansion Program.
ZOOZ Power has signed a binding MoU with a car rental services provider to pilot ultra-fast charging at LaGuardia Airport, New York.
Leidos has installed its first Terminal Flight Data Manager (TFDM) system at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) in Ohio.
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has opened its new Terminal 4.5 Core as part of a 1.62 billion USD transformation project.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) has become the first airport globally to offer autonomous Waymo rides to and from the airport.
New York State has announced 50 million USD in funding to modernise operations, safety enhancements and environmental resilience at airports.
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) will advance its SEA Gateway and S Concourse Evolution projects as part of ongoing modernisation.
Arup has been selected by the PANYNJ to oversee a 'vision plan' for the future redevelopment of Newark Liberty International Airport.
Ontario International Airport (ONT) has launched ONT+, a new programme that allows non-travellers to access post-security areas.
PANYNJ and Navya are deploying two autonomous shuttles at the JFK Aqueduct Parking Lot during a 3-day platooning demonstration.
Maryland Board of Public Works has approved a 332 million USD terminal improvement project at Baltimore/Washington Airport (BWI).
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded more than 31 million USD to expand cargo infrastructure at nine airports in the US.
Delta Air Lines has partnered with Joby Aviation to deliver a home-to-airport eVTOL transportation service to Delta customers.
Burlington International Airport (BTV) has installed a new TSA security checkpoint as part of its $19m Terminal Integration Project.
Aeroterm has selected Lödige Industries to automate the cargo system at John F. Kennedy International Airport‘s (JFK) new facility.
The FAA has signed a Letter of Intent to award San Diego International Airport (SAN) with 110 million USD for its T1 airfield improvements.
Delta Air Lines and LAWA have completed a major phase of the Delta Sky Way project at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Terminal 3.
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) has ordered 22 CNG-powered buses and four Axess EVO-BE battery-electric buses from ENC.
Oakland International Airport (OAK) has celebrated the completion of its 30 million USD Taxiway Victor and Bravo Rehabilitation Project.
AlgenAir has installed its aerium Living Technology system at Pittsburgh International Airport to use algae to improve air quality.
John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) Terminal 4 has become the first pre-existing terminal in the US to be certified as LEED Platinum.
Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) has commenced construction on its roadway canopy, part of the Terminal Lobby Expansion project.
On 20 September 2022, passenger flights commenced from Orlando International Airport’s (MCO) new 2.8 billion USD Terminal C.
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) has become the first airport to order ADB SAFEGATE’s latest visual docking guidance system.
Work is now underway on the SEPTA Platform Rehabilitation project at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).
As international travel resumes, US airports are under mounting pressure to adopt a US biometric exit solution.
San José International Airport (SJC) has upgraded to SJCE's TotalGreen service to power its buildings with 100 percent renewable energy.
Tampa International Airport (TPA) has received approval to start Phase 3 of its Master Plan, enabling the construction the Airside D terminal.
Construction has started on John F. Kennedy International Airport's (JFK) 9.5 billion USD New Terminal One.
The TSA is testing technology to detect, track and identify (DTI) drones entering restricted air space around LAX.
Chicago O'Hare (ORD) has completed construction work in the arrivals section of its main terminals and has opened its Main Parking Garage.
San Francisco International Airport (SFO), SFO FUEL and Burns & McDonnell have opened a modernised jet fuel storage facility at SFO.
Houston Airports has awarded the retail and concessions contracts for George Bush Airport's (IAH) new international terminal.
A&K Robotics, is trialling its autonomous robot pods at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL).
Aemetis will supply International Airlines Group (IAG) with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for flights from San Francisco Airport (SFO).
Endera has delivered its fully electric shuttles to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) for use by ACE Parking.
Alliance Ground International (AGI) has acquired Airport Terminal Services (ATS) as part of its ongoing growth strategy.
PANYNJ and Clear Channel Airports are deploying new digital media infrastructure at the region's airports, including LGA's new Terminal C.
Nashville International Airport (BNA) has unveiled its new monument to welcome passengers and celebrate the airport's ongoing success.
LAWA has placed the final structural steel beam for Los Angeles International Airport's (LAX) Automated People Mover (APM) stations.
Tampa International Airport (TPA) has launched a new rental service to provide baby equipment for families travelling with young children.
LAX has unveiled the first Automated People Mover (APM) train car that will transform how passengers travel to and from the airport.
Oakland International Airport (OAK) has purchased five BYD electric buses to shuttle passengers between its parking facilities.
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) has become the first airport to install Pluie's self-sanitising baby changing tables.
PANYNJ and LaGuardia Gateway Partners have announced that the final elements of LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B have now opened.
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is deploying a Nilfisk robot floor scrubber to enhance cleaning procedures across its terminals.
Following a 12-month pilot, Tampa International Airport (TPA) is implementing biometric screening technology at its departure gates.
Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) has announced that portions of its Terminal Lobby Expansion project will open on 27 July 2022.
The Greenville-Spartanburg Airport Commission has voted to further explore an automated transit network at GSP Airport.
Alaska Airlines has announced it will become the first US airline to launch an electronic bag tags to improve check-in times at US airports.
Kansas City Aviation Department has unveiled updated branding to help unify operations across both airports in Kansas City.
Synect has installed digital communication displays throughout Orlando International Airport's new Terminal C.
The TSA and ACI EUROPE are collaborating to implement open architecture principles for security screening systems.
Los Angeles World Airports and Signature Flight Support are accelerating the adoption of unleaded aviation fuel at Van Nuys Airport (VNY).
Orlando International Airport (MCO) has unveiled design details for Terminal C, which is set to open in summer 2022.
The FAA has announced nearly 1 billion USD in funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to improve US airport terminals.
The Connecticut Airport Authority has cut the ribbon on the new ground transportation centre at Bradley International Airport.
Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL) has completed the full reconstruction of Runway 13R/31L, its primary commercial runway.
Seven renovated pedestrian tunnels have reopened beneath the Lower Level Roadway at Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
Construction has commenced on the 28 million USD terminal expansion project at Chattanooga Airport in Hamilton County, Tennessee.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) has opened a new eighth concourse at Terminal 4, the airport's busiest terminal.
Construction is ready to begin on JFK's new 9.5 billion USD Terminal 1 following the project's financial and environmental approvals.
Nashville International Airport (BNA) has announced a new 1.4 billion USD improvement and expansion plan, which includes two new concourses.
Delta Air Lines and Misapplied Sciences are launching the first PARALLEL REALITY experience for customers at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.
Delta Air Line's new Terminal C has opened at LaGuardia Airport, marking the near completion of the entirely reconstructed airport.
The Ready Return/Idle Storage building at LAX's Consolidated Rent-A-Car facility has been handed over to rental car tenants fro development.
PHL upgrading the entryways and exteriors of Terminals D and E to make them more attractive, energy efficient, and safe.
OAK has completed Phase 1 of its Airport Perimeter Dike Improvement Project to provide protection against flooding and rising sea levels.
PANYNJ has announced the concessions lineup for Newark Liberty International Airport's new Terminal A development.
Details of San Antonio International Airport's (SAT) 2.5 billion USD Terminal Development Program (TDP) have been announced.
ICAO and the MEVA III Member States have contracted Frequentis to continue the management of its satellite network services until 2025.
Miami International Airport will soon be launching biometric boarding technology to improve the boarding process for international flights.
CLT has announced that construction is underway on Phase II of its Concourse A Expansion project, which is scheduled for completion in 2023.
The FAA has awarded 608 million USD under the Airport Improvement Program to build safer, more accessible airports across the US.
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) has completed construction for its Northeast End-Around Taxiway (EAT).
Houston Airports has partnered with Amadeus Flow to offer an enhanced self-service passenger experience at George Bush and William P. Hobby.
Denver International Airport (DEN) has cut the ribbon on 16 new gates on Concourse C as part of the airport's gate expansion programme.
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) Harvey Milk Terminal 1 has received the AIASF People’s Choice Award for projects over $10 million.
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) has secured 400 million USD in funding to support its Airport Expansion and Development Program.
Quad Cities International Airport in Illinois has begun construction to remove the bullseye configuration on its airfield.
Long Beach Airport has cut the ribbon on its new 16,700-square-foot ticketing lobby and checked baggage inspection system facility.
The FAA has started investing the first 1 billion USD in funding to modernise the US's air traffic control system.
Gerald R. Ford International Airport has raised a ceremonial beam to celebrate its 110 million USD Concourse A expansion project
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has unveiled a solar roof on the newly built parking garage at LaGuardia Airport, New York.
Phoenix City Council has approved plans to construct a cross-field taxiway at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX).
Construction is now complete on the 2.25-mile elevated guideway structure for LAX's Automated People Mover's (APM).
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) has welcomed the first passenger flight at its new International Arrivals Facility (IAF).
A 34,000-square-foot Concourse E expansion has opened at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) to improve operational efficiency.
Airports Council International (ACI) World has published data showing the top 10 busiest airports in the world for 2021.
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