TSA might let you keep everything in carry-on bags—in five years or so

Enlarge / An Analogic CT scanner at JFK Airport in New York. (credit: American Airlines)

The Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) is starting off to use CT scanners to appear for explosives and other banned objects in have-on bags. The progress in know-how might—eventually—let tourists go through airport protection with no eliminating electronics, liquids, or anything at all else from their baggage.

“We consider, in most likely five yrs or so, the passengers would not have to just take nearly anything out of their have-on baggage,” TSA Administrator David Pekoske told CBS News in a report yesterday.

Analogic CT scanners give a 3-dimensional view of have-on bag contents, an enhance from the 2D X-ray scanners a lot more typically used by the TSA. The Analogic machine is currently being tested at New York’s JFK airport. A unique CT device produced by L3 was deployed in Phoenix in June 2017, and an additional CT equipment from maker IDSS was put in in Boston that exact same month.

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