For Immediate Release
February 29, 2012
Ann Davis, TSA Public Affairs, (617) 733-8437
Avoca, PA -
Travelers using the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport now have a new
way to be screened at the Airport's Security Checkpoint.
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) unveiled new passenger screening
equipment at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVP) known as
advanced imaging technology (AIT).
technology safely screens travelers for metallic and nonmetallic threats,
including explosives, without physical contact and is optional for all
passengers. The AIT machine uses harmless electromagnetic waves and includes
privacy-enhancing software known as automated target recognition. This software
enhances privacy by eliminating passenger-specific images and, instead,
identifies anomalies detected during the screening process through a generic,
computer-generated outline of a person displayed on a computer monitor attached
to the machine. The outline is identical for all passengers.
ensured strict privacy protections are in place and the technology meets all
known national and international health and safety standards.
To date, TSA has deployed approximately 600 advanced imaging technology
units to more than 140 airports nationwide.
For more information on
advanced imaging technology, click here.
About Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport:
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVP) is your gateway to Northeastern Pennsylvania, offering area travelers
36 daily arrivals and departures to six major hubs, with one-stop service to
hundreds of destinations worldwide.
Air service is provided by the following airlines: Continental Connection (Newark); Delta Connection (Atlanta
and Detroit); United Express (Chicago-O'Hare); and US Airways Express (Charlotte and Philadelphia).
For more information, call 1-877-2FLYAVP (235-9287) or visit our web site at www.flyavp.com.