Collins Aerospace’s SelfPass facial biometric solution launches at Las Vegas airport
Collins Aerospace’s SelfPass biometric solution is to be deployed at Las Vegas’ McCarran Airport to deliver a seamless journey experience for all passengers going through the airport, the company announced.
SelfPass will first be set up at all international gates. There is no pre-registration process involved. Placed in front of a camera, facial recognition technology will scan travelers’ faces to validate their identity as required by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Traveler Verification Service. After their boarding details are saved, travelers can board the plane.
“We have a 20-year history of successfully collaborating with McCarran Airport and we’re ready to help them streamline the passenger journey even further with expanded use of our SelfPass biometric solution,” said Christopher Forrest, vice president of Global Airport Systems for Collins Aerospace. “SelfPass takes less than one second to capture and process a passenger’s facial image and eliminates the need to repeatedly present travel documents, making the process more efficient for both passengers, airlines and airports.”
SelfPass airport biometric solution was previously tested at Bristol Airport and Dublin Airport, enabling passengers to use a single biometric enrollment in multiple countries. According to Collins Aerospace, the solution is live with one airline at McCarran following a trial this summer, and a second airline will be added in November. When the SelfPass installation is finalized, 19 airlines will be operational.
A SelfPass demo will be accessible at the Annual Airports Council International-North America conference this week in Tampa, Florida.
Other solutions Collins Aerospace provides for McCarran Airport are the ARINC MUSE Common-use passenger processing solution that enables multiple airlines to share check-in desks and departure gates, the ARINC BagLink that supports efficient and accurate baggage sorting and loading, and ARINC supplies self-service kiosks throughout the facility.
In March, Forrest announced the company would soon begin a trial of a self-service baggage drop system with facial biometrics, and a trial for an end-to-end system including all main touchpoints in an outbound journey. Collins also participated in the biometric trial with JetBlue Airways at JFK in New York with CBP.
The Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA’s) biometric checkpoint will also soon be rolled out for a trial in the Innovation Checkpoint area, located in Terminal 3 in the McCarran Airport.