Three additional control lines equipped with CT technology were put into operation in the B-West departure area of Terminal 1 at Frankfurt Airport. These are intended to speed up security checks because, for example, laptops, tablets and liquids no longer have to be removed.
The so-called CT scanners are currently still on the rise, as conventional devices still dominate at many airports, including in Frankfurt am Main. However, these are gradually being replaced by modern technology. This uses computer tomography technology.
This enables security personnel to receive three-dimensional views of the contents of the checked hand luggage on the screens. The devices are also able to detect liquid explosives. As a result, the familiar 100 milliliter bag rule does not apply to checks with new CT scanners, but larger containers, for example, can be taken.
The new scanners are being gradually rolled out at Frankfurt am Main Airport. In areas A and Z, 20 lines are already equipped with it. It will take some time before everyone is modernized, as the major airport currently has 160 control lines. The new Terminal 3 will be equipped with the latest technology from the moment it opens.