London Heathrow is to trial a range of
technologies designed to help combat the spread of COVID19.
Temperature screening technology, using cameras capable of
monitoring the temperatures of people moving through the airport,
will be the first to be implemented.
These passenger-facing trials will first be
conducted in the airport’s immigration halls. If successful, the
equipment will then be rolled out to departures, connections and
colleague search areas. The trials will begin in the next two
weeks in Terminal 2.
under review as part of the Heathrow trials include: UV
sanitation, which could be used to quickly and efficiently sanitise security trays; facial recognition thermal screening
technology to accurately track body temperature; and contact-free
security screening equipment to reduce person-to-person contact.
Heathrow CEO, John Holland-Kaye, said, “Aviation
is the cornerstone of the UK economy, and to restart the economy,
the government needs to help restart aviation. The UK has the
world’s third largest aviation sector offering the platform for
the government to take a lead in agreeing a Common International
Standard for aviation health with our main trading partners. This
standard is key to minimising transmission of COVID19 across
borders, and the technology we are trialling at Heathrow could be
part of the solution.”
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