in Airports

O R Tambo International implements Smart Security checkpoint

Posted 9 November 2016 · Add Comment

Johannesburg's O R Tambo International Airport has become the first African airport to implement the Smart Security checkpoint.

The system, which came in to effect on November 8, will digitise the security check process, speed up passenger progress through security and further enhance security through use of state-of-the-art scanners.

Bongiwe Pityi, general manager of O R Tambo International Airport, said: “O R Tambo International is consistently rated highly in independent customer surveys and we believe that the advent of Smart Security will further improve the passenger experience.

She added: “Passengers will find that with the new system there will almost be no need for physical pat-downs of passengers who set off security alarms because the scanning technology is much better at detecting objects that should not be carried on or around the person.”

The Smart Security programme is part of Airports Company South Africa’s 2025 vision to be the most sought-after partner in the world for the provision of sustainable airport management solution.

“The Smart Security programme is going to enhance the airport’s global security ranking and enhance our ability to counter emerging threats at airports while increasing operational efficiency and improving passenger experience,” says Pityi.

“This programme will play a pivotal role in ensuring that Airports Company South Africa moves from being an airport business that runs technology to being a digital business that runs airports. As a business we believe digitisation enhances our ability to deliver great customer experiences and our ability to grow and innovate,” says Tebogo Mekgoe, chief operating officer for Airports Company South Africa.

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Congo Airways poised to go up, up and away…

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) national carrier Congo Airways is progressing with its expansion plans and is seeking an equity investor, despite hitting challenges with its regional expansion. Victoria Moores reports.

ZAF looks east for modernisation programme

The Zambian Air Force (ZAF) is negotiating with the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) for the possible acquisition of more advanced fighter and trainer jets, helicopters and heavy-lift transport aircraft, as it forges

Helicopter woes for MINUSMA

A little-known UN mission in Mali celebrates its fourth anniversary this month. Since the deployment began, the multidimensional integrated stabilisation mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has been working to help stabilise the situation

First Air Mauritius A350 takes shape in Airbus' Final Assembly line

Assembly of the first A350 XWB for Air Mauritius is advancing well at Airbus' Final Assembly Line in Toulouse, France.

Bestfly retains ISBAO status

At EBACE this week, Angola-based aviation services company Bestfly announced that it has received confirmation it has retained its ISBAO (International Standard for Business Aviation Operators) status for the second year in a row.

New airline will boost Senegal's economy

Boosting Senegalese commercial air transport and tourism were the prime agenda items at a recent Paris conference.

Honneywell ADS-BSK310517
See us at
Aviation Festival BT25114617GroundHandling BT0303280917