Smiths Detection to provide multiple CTX 9800 DSiTM systems to the Airports Authority of India
25 April 2018
Smiths Detection will provide multiple CTX 9800 DSiTM systems to the Airports Authority of India (AAI) under a USD 50 million order. Through a global competitive tender process conducted by AAI, Smiths Detection won the bid to install and integrate high-speed explosives detection systems (EDS) for hold-baggage screening at 11 sites across nine airports in India, including Chennai International Airport (MAA) and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU) in Kolkata. Jerome de Chassey, general manager of Smiths Detection in India, said: “The Indian market is forecast to be the third-largest aviation market in the world by 2026, so security is a mission-critical factor in enabling India’s airports to be future-ready. Smiths Detection is honoured to partner with AAI – supporting airports to stay ahead of the evolving threat landscape with a technological solution that is fully compliant with regulatory requirements.” Working in partnership with Smiths Detection, AAI will implement ECAC Standard 3 screening of hold baggage at Level 1 for inline systems across the country. This complies with regulations set by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), the regulatory authority for civil aviation security in India.