The Airport Authority of India has placed an order with global leader Smiths Detection for hold-baggage scanners. This is done in order to enhance the passenger convenience at airports. The high-speed baggage scanners will save the time for the passengers, standing in long queues. The figure attached to it is worth over USD 50 million. Presently, this will be installed in nine airports across India.
There is a huge list of benefits attached to the in-line baggage screening system. The main pro attached to it is that the air passengers will no longer have to queue-up near the X-ray machines before check-in to scan their baggage. This will also lead to smooth passenger flow at these airports.
According to a statement from Smiths Detection, ‘It won the bid to install and integrate high-speed explosives detection systems (EDS) for hold-baggage screening at 11 sites of nine airports across India.’
Jerome de Chassey (General Manager of Smiths Detection in India) stated that “Smiths Detection is honored to partner with the AAI — supporting the airports to stay ahead of the evolving threat landscape with a technological solution that is full- compliant with regulatory requirements.”
Talking about the speed, the CTX 9,800 high-speed explosives detection system can scan 1,800 bags per hour. It is a certified by the US Transportation Security Administration and the Civil Aviation Administration of China.