Airports Council International (ACI) World has released its Smart Security Vision 2040, which sets the foundation for achieving a seamless airport security screening experience in a post-COVID-19 operational reality. This is part of the Smart Security programme, which promotes concepts and solutions that take a risk-based approach, increase efficiency, and enhance the passenger experience, while also ensuring secure airport operations. It brings together a coalition of leading airports, regulators and airlines.
While the vision explores several long-term trends affecting aviation and airports, it takes full account of the present context of the economic and operational recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, and the industry’s increased focus on health and cleanliness.
The Smart Security vision includes innovations such as artificial intelligence and the increasing use of big data and stand-off detection. These innovations promote a more touchless, seamless approach to airport security screening, which has become an even more important objective during the current pandemic, and have the potential to transform the way that passengers and baggage are screened.