TSA Installs GE Trace Detection Security Portals at Los Angeles Airport

NEWARK, Calif.

GE Infrastructure, Security says the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has installed and put into service the GE EntryScan3 walk-through explosives detector for passenger screening at the Southwest Airlines security checkpoint of Los Angeles Int’l Airport’s Terminal 1. The GE EntryScan3 scans airline passengers for traces of explosives and alerts screeners to potential threats.

Passengers stand in the devices detection portal while it releases several puffs of air to stir up particles clinging to exposed skin and clothes. The EntryScan3 then captures and analyzes the resulting air sample for traces of explosives.

The TSA announced in March that it would purchase nine GE EntryScan3 devices for use in U.S. airports and has since allocated $28.3 million to purchase and install another 147 portals. The TSA is also developing a purchase and deployment plan to have the equipment in airports by this January.

In addition to Los Angeles, GE EntryScan3 trace portals are currently installed at passenger security checkpoints in airports in Boston, Miami, San Francisco, Phoenix and San Diego.

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