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Biometric screening goes live at Terminal 4 of Changi Airport, Singapore

web-post November 23, 2017

Terminal 4 of Singapore’s Changi Airport is now open, with biometric passenger screening enabled by IDEMIA. The airport’s Fast and Seamless Travel (FAST) program was first announced back in 2015, with Safran Identity & Security revealing its involvement soon after; Safran I&S has since gone on to merge with Oberthur Technologies to form IDEMIA, but… Continue Reading »


Another round of body scanner trials at Delhi airport

web-post October 20, 2017

Passengers travelling out of Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) will be given the option to go through full-body scanner check from next month. The Bureau for Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) is introducing the body scanner for a third trial run. During the last trial in December 2016, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) raised… Continue Reading »


CISF ends practice of removing prosthetic limbs for security check at airports

web-post October 18, 2017

Passengers with disability will no longer have to remove their prosthetic limbs for X-ray screening at airports. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has decided to do away with the ‘humiliating’ practice across airports in the country. In addition, the CISF has also decided not to screen wheelchairs through X-ray as it causes inconvenience. In… Continue Reading »


Need to double strength at airports in 5 years: CISF

web-post October 11, 2017

Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), the agency in charge of airport security, has stated this categorically in a report to the government. It has projected that the paramilitary force will need to almost double its airport deployment in the next five years given the explosive growth of air travel in India, and failing to do… Continue Reading »


Could the iPhone X pave the path for Biometrics at the Airport?

web-post September 20, 2017

Of the many bells and whistles that Apple showed off at its product release keynote, the biggest talker may have been the new face-scanning capabilities of the iPhone X, which replaced the Touch ID technology in earlier iPhones. Biometrics aren’t completely new, however, and folks who aren’t ready to shell out $1,000 for an iPhone… Continue Reading »


GMR’s Hyderabad airport introduces express security check

web-post August 23, 2017

GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL), which operates Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) has revamped its infrastructure with new facilities – notably the introduction of express security check. In order to speed-up the check in procedures, GHIAL has introduced express security check or pre-embarkation security check at RGIA’s terminal entry gate for domestic passengers with… Continue Reading »


Ireland welcomes its first self-service airport gates

web-post August 18, 2017

The first automatic border control gates are to be installed at Dublin Airport, in an effort to increase security and speed up queues. They use face recognition on passengers while electronically checking the authenticity of biometric passports. Travelers are required to look towards an advanced facial recognition camera while scanning their passport with a passport… Continue Reading »


Summer rush: Airports seek more security

web-post April 28, 2017

With peak summer travel months approaching and most big Indian airports bursting at the seams with queues getting longer at terminals – for security checks and immigration – the aviation ministry has sent an urgent request to the government for increasing security and immigration manpower to ensure speedier processing times at these two vital check… Continue Reading »


CISF asks Home Ministry to name and shame MPs who bully jawans at airports

web-post April 7, 2017

To teach a lesson to the ‘bullying’ ministers, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has asked the Home Ministry to publicly ‘name and shame’ the guilty MPs by putting their names on the ministry website. The dossier submitted to the ministry by CISF lists 20 MPs who have been accused of bullying its jawans at… Continue Reading »


Terror alert: CISF wants to bring sensitive airports under its security cover

web-post March 2, 2017

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has asked for the implementation of the counter-terrorism contingency plan (CTCP) at the earliest at sensitive airports across the country in view of intelligence agencies warning of possible attempts to carry out terror strikes or hijackings by the Islamic State jihadi group, al-Qaida or Pakistan-based militant outfits like Lashkar-e-Taiba… Continue Reading »

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