ACI World outlines new vision for airport security post-Covid-19

1 July 2020 (Last Updated July 1st, 2020 10:45)

Airports Council International (ACI) World has released its Smart Security Vision 2040, offering its vision for seamless airport security screening operations in the post-Covid-19 era.

ACI World outlines new vision for airport security post-Covid-19
ACI World’s Smart Security Vision 2040 is aimed at promoting a more seamless approach to airport security screening. Credit: Michael Ball.

Airports Council International (ACI) World has released its Smart Security Vision 2040, offering its vision for seamless airport security screening operations in the post-Covid-19 era.

The vision follows the organisation’s Smart Security programme that brings together a coalition of airports, regulators and airlines.

ACI World’s vision for the future of airport security explores several long-term trends affecting aviation and airports while considering the current economic context created by the pandemic.

The Smart Security vision also includes innovations such as artificial intelligence and the increasing use of big data and stand-off detection to promote a more seamless approach to airport security screening.

These innovations have the potential to radically transform the way that passengers and baggage are screened, ACI World noted.

The organisation said that it has been researching the market and seeking views from several industry experts in the field to evaluate potential advancements in aviation security screening.

ACI World director general Luis Felipe said: “As the aviation industry continues to plan for a sustained recovery from unprecedented Covid-19 crisis, ACI believes that any initiative that utilises improved technology to facilitate touchless and more efficient passenger journeys needs to be accelerated.

“The objective of Vision 2040 is to not only highlight technology and processes available today, but to look into those of the future which consider the changing needs and expectations of passengers following the Covid-19 pandemic and its effects.”

Last month, ACI World urged governments to provide immediate assistance and relief for airports to aid their operational restart.