Angeles, California – November 17, 2017)
Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and the Transportation Security
Administration (TSA) today formally unveiled the first five Automated Screening
Lanes to be installed as part of a $12.3 million project to upgrade 14 lanes in
the Tom Bradley International Terminal Security Screening Check Point at Los
Angeles International Airport (LAX).
Angeles World Airports is pleased to bring this enhancement to our passengers,
as we continue to make LAX a gold-standard airport.” said Aura Moore, the Chief
Information Officer at LAWA. “We are also happy that so many of our airline
partners are on board with the decision to upgrade these lanes, and we thank
the Transportation Security Administration for its partnership in making this
“Our goal is to seek out innovative solutions
and processes that will increase security effectiveness while improving the
passenger experience,” said Keith Jeffries, the TSA ‘s Federal Security
Director at LAX. “Because ASLs automate some of the processes previously
carried out by TSA officers, passengers can move more swiftly through the
checkpoint without compromising security.”
new ASLs provide the foundation for future security enhancements and assist in
decreasing the overall passenger transit time, thus providing faster processing
times and superior customer experience. They allow as many as five guests to
place their items in trays simultaneously and submit them for screening without
waiting on the first person to complete the process. Guests then line up at the
body scanner or metal detector.
first ASL lanes were installed in Terminal 7 about a year ago as United
Airlines opened its new Security Screening Check Point. Lanes are also
available in Terminals 2 and 4 at LAX, which is one of 11 airports nationwide
that use the new technology.
the ability for multiple guests to fill their trays at the same time, the ASL
lanes offer additional benefits for travelers, including:
automated conveyor belts draw trays into the X-ray machines and return the
empty trays back to the front of the line for passengers. This eliminates the
need to push the tray onto a belt before walking to the body scanner.
bags that trigger an alarm warning of a potential threat are automatically
pushed to a separate area to allow trays behind them to continue through the
screening process uninterrupted. Any bags that need to be checked can be moved
to a table away from the line.
property trays that are 25 percent larger than the trays in standard screening
lanes. They are the size of a bag that can go in an overhead bin, so they
provide additional guidance as to what can be carried onto the plane.
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags are attached to each tray to allow
for additional accountability of a traveler's items as they transit throughout
the security process. A camera takes a photo of the contents of each bin, which
is linked side-by -side to the X-ray image of a bag's contents.
video demonstration showing passengers how to use the new lanes can be viewed and
downloaded at https://lawa.box.com/s/6zz4jqrqc7b27m0fr7etc9xehinh1ig0
the project is completed, and all 14 automated and two standard lanes are operating this spring, LAX forecasts that 3,220 passengers can
be screened per hour at the checkpoint, which is nearly a thousand more than
its capacity when all 16 lanes used the standard equipment.
project is being paid for through a combination of an Airport Improvement
Program grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and LAWA capital
funds, which does not include any money from the City of Los Angeles’ general
About Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
is the fourth busiest airport in the world, second in the United States, and
was named Skytrax’ 2017 Top 10 Most Improved Airports. LAX served more
than 80.9 million passengers in 2016. LAX offers 737 daily nonstop
flights to 100 cities in the U.S. and 1,386 weekly nonstop flights to 88 cities
in 44 countries on 73 commercial air carriers. LAX ranks 14th in the
world and fifth in the U.S. in air cargo tonnage processed, with more than 2.2
million tons of air cargo valued at over $101.4 billion. LAX handled
697,138 operations (landings and takeoffs) in 2016.
study based on 2014 operations reported LAX generated 620,600 jobs in Southern
California with labor income of $37.3 billion and economic output (business
revenues) of more than $126.6 billion. This activity added $6.2 billion to local
and state revenues and $8.7 billion in federal tax revenues. The study
also reported that LAX’s ongoing capital-improvement program creates an
additional 121,640 annual jobs with labor income of $7.6 billion and economic
output of $20.3 billion, $966 million in state and local taxes, and $1.6
billion in federal tax revenues.
LAX is also the second most popular airport in the world to appear on Instagram
according to wego.com. LAX is part of a system of two Southern California
airports – along with Van Nuys general aviation – that are owned and operated
by Los Angeles World Airports, a proprietary department of the City of Los
Angeles that receives no funding from the City’s general fund.
information about LAX, please visit www.flyLAX.com or follow on Twitter
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during construction, are available at
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Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
The Transportation Security Administration was created to strengthen
the security of the nation’s transportation systems and ensure the freedom of
movement for people and commerce. TSA uses a risk-based strategy and works
closely with the transportation, law enforcement and intelligence community to
set the standard for excellence in transportation security. For more
information about TSA, please visit our website at tsa.gov.