Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR) added five new state-of-the-art scanners in 2022 to enhance security while decreasing the time it takes for bag checks.
The scanners are computed tomography (CT) machines that provide TSA agents a 3D look into the contents of a bag, similar to how a doctor views a human body. The scanners work by taking a 360 degree x-ray of the objects and convert them into a 3D rendering for the agent to inspect. This new technology allows for faster, shorter lines as passengers are not required to remove their laptops and other electronics during the security check.
O’Connell Electric’s Power Group and Communications teams provided the power and data requirements for the new airport CT scanners. The project was completed successfully on an accelerated schedule to accommodate a surge in traffic during spring break.