New Airport System Would Scan Iris, Save Time

By: AP
By: AP

SINGAPORE (AP) - An industry group has unveiled plans for an
airport security system intended to sharply reduce check-in time.

The International Air Transport Association said at its annual
meeting Tuesday that the new system would feature iris scanners to
match a passenger's eye to his passport and information chips
inside passports to identify passengers who might pose a security
risk.

Travelers would pass through one of three 20-foot tunnels and be
subject to different degrees of searches depending on the level of
security risk.

The system should be in place within five years.

Airlines are seeking ways to win back passengers put off by long
and irritating airport security measures.


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