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Updated Planning Guidelines and Design Standards for Checked Baggage Inspection Systems

Lunes, Diciembre 7, 2009

After 12 months of collaboration with the aviation industry, TSA issued revised Planning Guidelines and Design Standards for Checked Baggage Inspection Systems (PGDS) Version 3.0.

TSA prepared PGDS Version 1.0 as part of the Baggage Screening Investment Study in consultation with the aviation industry during 2006 and published it on October 10, 2007. In 2008, TSA collected and addressed over 200 industry comments and conducted follow-on studies. TSA published PGDS Version 2.0 on January 30, 2009. PGDS Version 3.0 incorporated over 80 industry comments received in 2009 and the results of four follow-on studies.

The design principles and methods in the PGDS incorporate insights and experience of industry stakeholders, including airport and airline representatives, planners, architects, baggage handling system designers, and equipment manufacturers. The PGDS is intended to assist planners and designers in developing cost-effective solutions and to convey TSA requirements for checked baggage inspection systems.

The PGDS emphasizes best practices associated with screening system layouts and addresses other factors necessary to actively manage system costs and performance.

TSA welcomes comments to the PGDS Version 3.0 and will continue to coordinate with the aviation industry to periodically update the PGDS. Comments and suggestions should be sent to pgds@dhs.gov. Appendix A provides guidance on making comments