Posted on: 06 October 2017
The Transport Security Administration (TSA) has begun implementing new, stronger screening procedures for carry-on items at Asheville Regional Airport (AVL).
The new procedures require travellers to place all electronics larger than a mobile phone in bins with nothing on top or below for X-ray screening in standard lanes, in order to gain a clearer X-ray image.
“TSA must constantly enhance its security procedures to stay ahead of evolving threats,” said TSA Spokesman Mike England. He added: “The simple step of separating personal electronic items for screening allows TSA officers to more closely focus on resolving alarms and stopping terror threats.”
In standard screening lanes, TSA officers will be stationed in front of the checkpoint X-ray machines to guide passengers through the screening process and recommend how best to arrange their carry-on items for X-ray screening.
The TSA announced the new procedures earlier this year and following testing and successful pilots at 10 airports, the procedures are being expanded to all airports.