Sheremetievo will start to recognize passengers in the face

Sheremetievo will start to recognize passengers in the face

According to a new draft government regulation, an experiment will be launched at Sheremetievo Airport, in which data from the Single biometric System will be used to allow passengers to enter the airport's transport security area at the entrance to the pre-flight inspection point, as well as to board the aircraft, and the document prepared by the Ministry has been published on the Federal Portal of Draft Regulations.

The pilot project will be severely restricted: it will cover only the Aeroflot flights and only in Russian traffic. From 1 September 2022 to 1 October 2023, the passenger identification system will allow both the "clean zone" of the Sheremetievo airport, a post-screening area where the flight is expected to take place, and the plane itself.

The pilot will collect the necessary materials on the basis of which recommendations will be made for the subsequent full launch of such services using data from EBS. A number of agencies, including the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the FSB, will be involved in the project.

Recently, it has been reported that the transmission of data from Russian banks to EBS has encountered a number of problems, with only 10-30% of biometrics being tested by the Quality Control Library.