LAWA and US TSA have unveiled the first five automated screening lanes at LA International Airport
24 November 2017
Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and the US TSA have unveiled the first five automated screening lanes installed in the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), CA. The upgrades are part of an ongoing USD 12.3 million project to upgrade a total of 14 lanes. The automated lanes enable up to five passengers to place their items in trays simultaneously and submit them for screening without waiting on the first person to complete the process. Passengers then line up at the body scanner or metal detector. The first lanes were installed in Terminal 7 in 2016 as United Airlines opened its new security screening checkpoint. Lanes are also available in Terminals 2 and 4 at LAX. The property trays are 25% larger than the trays in standard screening lanes and each has been fitted with RFID tags for additional accountability as items pass through the security process. A camera takes a photo of the contents of each bin, which is linked to the X-ray image of a bag’s contents. Once the project is completed this spring, LAX forecasts that 3,220 passengers/hr can be screened at the checkpoint – almost one thousand more than its current capacity.