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Biometric Flight Manifest

Instantly Know Who is Onboard

Airlines are responsible for creating and maintaining a flight manifest containing passenger information for every outbound departure, and as the number of flights has increased this has become increasingly difficult to accurately maintain, especially given frequent flight changes and cancellations. The flight manifest is an extremely important document, as immigration authorities use this information in order to pre-screen arriving and departing passengers, which allows them to attempt to identify specific individuals and overall to ensure the safety of everyone on board. Sometimes, however, using traditional passport photos or other identity documents can lead to human error and hence lapses in security.

NEC offers a biometric flight manifest solution which allows airlines to easily create and maintain accurate flight manifests.  The system can be updated in real time by photographing individuals as they board a flight and hence can easily compensate for any previously unscheduled passengers.

Introducing a biometric flight manifest offers a secure and more efficient way of screening air travel passengers and hence has been adopted in many parts of the world.  Biometrics are inherently a better way to verify travelers as some wanted individuals may have common names shared by many people which can lead to human error.  In the United States, NEC's solution is used with the Travel Verification System, a platform which cross-checks biometric authentication of passengers with flight manifests to help authorities ensure the safety of flights. So far, the system has identified over three dozen individuals who attempted to enter the United States using forged documents.