"Employees irises will be enrolled for the additional layer of security."The Airport Access Control Pilot Program or AACPP is a first of its kind, according to the report.A person would be required to stand in front of a special mirror and have both eyes scanned.
The 90-day test could be expanded and eventually moved to airports throughout the nation.
UK's Heathrow to hold iris scanning security trial
Under Project IRIS, anyone not holding an EU passport who regularly travels through Heathrow will be invited to have their iris patterns photographed and stored in a database upon departure.
Those passengers can then use special automated security check-points which scan their eyes, avoiding long queues for non-EU passport holders when they return to the country.
A Home Office spokesman said on Tuesday IRIS (Iris Recognition Immigration System) would be introduced at Heathrow's Terminals 2 and 4 at the end of April before being rolled out to other UK airports.Airports across the globe are exploring the introduction of biometric systems which can identify passengers passing through security check-points by scanning their eyes, faces or fingerprints. Germany's Frankfurt Airport has already introduced the system on a trial basis, along with some U.S. airports.