Adelaide Airport’s new baggage and body scanners to increase efficiency and protect privacy

    Adelaide Airport executive GM finance and corporate Brenton Cox said the airport plans to trial 2D X ray scanners ahead of a wider roll out of the technology later in 2019 (International Airport Review, 12-Apr-2019). Mr Cox commented: “The new scanner of cabin baggage utilises computed tomography to generate a 3D image, providing a significantly enhanced view of items being screened compared with the current X ray equipment… The automated tray return system is expected to speed up passenger screening and reduces the need for manual handling of trays by our security team”. The body scanner under trial will feature an open plan design, enabling passengers to stand in front of the scanner with their arms held slightly away from the body. If the scanner reports an alarm, the location of the object is marked on a generic graphic of the human body with no identifying features to protect passenger privacy.