Haneda Airport introduces biometric technology

The project, carried out by Collins Aerospace, aims to promote contactless solutions whilst streamlining passenger processing  

Tokyo/Haneda Airport has implemented new biometric technology – the ARINC SelfPass – which has been developed and deployed by Collins Aerospace. 

This aims to help streamline passenger processes through reduced contact.  

Haneda Airport
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“Our ‘Face Express’ system will allow passengers to efficiently proceed through procedures at the airport (baggage drop, security checkpoint entrance, boarding gate) utilising facial recognition, eliminating the hassle of showing their passport and boarding pass,” said Shoichi Ohashi, Tokyo International Corporation’s senior manager for the facility department.  

Rakan Khaled, vice president of airport systems at Collins, added: “Our ARINC SelfPass biometrics solution at Tokyo Haneda Airport streamlines passenger processing while improving airport efficiency and security. Despite the challenging pandemic environment, we were able to manage staffing and suppliers to ensure smooth delivery of the solution.” 

The project has implemented a total of 98 self-service check-in kiosks, 30 biometric enrolment desks, 104 devices for self-bag drop, 17 security gates that use facial recognition as well as 42 automated boarding gates that use the same technology.  

Collins Aerospace is a subsidiary of Raytheon Technologies – an American aerospace and defence organisation situated in Massachusetts.