Singapore Airlines is installing a full-body scanning device at its Singapore terminal where it would fly the first trans-Pacific flight by a commercial airline in 2020. The $15 million screening system — for $21 each — will ensure that every member of the crew who takes the plane has an updated measles and chickenpox vaccination.
This isn’t the first time a company has employed a full-body scanner. In 2007, U.S. carrier Delta Airlines installed full-body scanners and called the move “pre-departure to ensure our customers and crew are ready for the flight, and that we’re able to detect illness or any unusual behavior.”
Singapore Airlines has not yet said how many passengers it expects the full-body scanning to detect, but the airline said it will be used both for passengers and crew. The company says that it has a robust screening program at airports worldwide, including during flights.