China officially introduced human imaging device with millimetre wave technology into security checks
10 July 2018
China has officially introduced a human imaging device with millimetre wave technology into its airports security checks, according to civil aviation authorities. The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) issued its latest official technical standards and testing programme for the millimetre wave human-imaging technology used for airport security checks. Following the US and the European Union, China is the first country in Asia to issue the related technical admission standards. The new technology will gradually replace current metal detectors, which have been in Chinese airports for 26 years, according to CAAC. The millimetre wave human-imaging technology is the most advanced technology for global security checks, helping improve airport efficiency. The technology is harmless to the human body and has a strong imaging capacity, being able to detect hidden objects found on a person no matter the size or location. Chinese civil aviation authorities began trial tests of the technology in four airports in August 2017.