The Transportation Security
Administration (TSA) is conducting an assessment of a new technology that
employs Ultraviolet-C (UV-C) light to sanitize airport checkpoint bins. Since
COVID-19, the agency has been making consistent efforts to work out ways that
can prevent the spread of the virus and other harmful pathogens, and assessment
of this UVC-C based technology is a crucial attempt in that direction. The
assessment process will be first carried out at two checkpoints of the Ronald Reagan
Washington National Airport.
A prominent TSA official Scott T. Johnson, TSA Federal
Security Director for the airport commented on the TSA’s persistent efforts to
create a safer environment at the airport. “TSA continuously tests and deploys
innovative technologies into operational checkpoint environments that seek to
improve the checkpoint experience for airline passengers,” he said. “We are
excited to test technologies that might prove effective in disinfecting
checkpoint bins and eventually provide another layer of protection against
viral and bacterial spread.”
TSA Innovation Task Force is supervising the demonstration
and is keen to procure the results of the demonstration to learn about the
equipment's ability in reducing the number of pathogens. The purpose of the
assessment is to determine the technology's efficacy in making the checkpoint
bins more hygienic without hindering operational efficiency.
TSA ensures thorough testing of the technology and foresees
that the use of UV-C-based equipment will not affect the passenger screening
time or comprise with the checkpoint screening process.
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