The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will be installing a state-of-the-art advanced technology Computed Tomography (CT) checkpoint scanner that provides 3-D imaging at Waterloo Regional Airport checkpoint starting Monday, June 27. Following the installation and certification, the new equipment should be operational and in-service by the end of Thursday, June 30.
During this four-day period, passengers will be asked to allow for additional time to pass through the checkpoint as all carry-on items will be required to be hand-searched.
“Along with providing critical explosives detection capabilities, this new technology improves the ability for our TSA officers to determine whether an item inside a carry-on bag is a possible threat,” said Iowa Federal Security Director John Bright said. “We appreciate the patience of passengers as we bring this new equipment to Waterloo.”
Keith Kaspari, Airport Director at Waterloo Regional Airport, provided comment, “I am very pleased that officials with the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration has selected Waterloo Regional Airport for this improvement of Next-Generation security screening equipment for the safety and security of Cedar Valley area passengers and their belongings prior to boarding the aircraft.”
Kaspari continued, “This up-gauge of equipment at the Passenger Security Check-Point continues the plan for DHS/Transportation Security Administration officials for additional improvements to ALO-Waterloo’s security technology with completion prior to the end of CY-2022.”