Aviation security technology firm Analogic has partnered with American Airlines to launch its next-generation computed tomography (CT) screening solution in Terminal 8 at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) in the US.

The rollout of the solution, called ConneCT, is expected to accelerate the screening process at airport checkpoints.

Upon successful completion of the trial, ConneCT units will be deployed at other American Airlines’ hubs later this year and by TSA as part of its plan to deploy checkpoint CT systems to US airports.

“Our partnership with the TSA and Analogic will continue to transform aviation security by bringing state-of-the-art CT technology to the security checkpoint.”

Analogic’s ConneCT has been showcased in the Middle East, Asia, and Europe.

The imaging technology was also trialled at Japan’s Narita International Airport. Currently, it is live-screening passengers at Schiphol International Airport in Amsterdam.

American Airlines chief security officer José Freig said: “At American, we are always looking at ways to invest in technology that raises the bar on global aviation security while improving the customer experience.

“Our partnership with the TSA and Analogic will continue to transform aviation security by bringing state-of-the-art CT technology to the security checkpoint.”

TSA has recognised the deployment of CT technology as a priority to address an ever-evolving global threat landscape.

Analogic global business development and government relations vice-president Mark Laustra said: “We identify the needs of the DHS and TSA to give them the solutions they need to fulfill their mission to protect the nation’s transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce.”

After the completion of training protocols for TSA officers, Analogic’s solution will start live-screening passengers later this month.