Smiths Detection contracted to upgrade the hold baggage scanners at Düsseldorf Airport
12 February 2018
Smiths Detection has been contracted to upgrade the hold baggage scanners at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS) in Germany. The project includes the installation of 14 advanced HI-SCAN 10080 XCT scanners, which have been designed to meet ECAC Standard 3 certification for explosive detection systems (EDS), and can be updated as necessary to detect new explosive threats. There is also an associated eight-year service agreement. Tony Tielen vice president EMEA, Smiths Detection, said: “European airports are currently very focused on upgrading to ECAC Standard 3 approved EDS to meet the new regulations. This does, of course, require a financial investment which must be clearly weighed against any operational benefits. Airports are keen to have the assurance that future security requirements and passenger growth will be accommodated by the new technology.” HI-SCAN 10080 XCT scanners combine high resolution X-ray technology, computed tomography (CT) and advanced detection algorithms to increase both security and operational efficiency. With a very fast belt speed and large rectangular tunnel, these scanners offer a continuously high throughput of up to 1,800 bags/hr.