Smiths Detection has completed the installation
of all the main security scanning systems in the newly opened
Terminal 3 at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in New
The contract to equip one of the world’s biggest
airport terminals included a wide range of advanced x-ray and
trace detection systems to screen passengers, hand luggage and
checked-in bags for explosives, weapons and contraband.
Smiths Detection President Stephen Phipson,
CBE, said, “India is one of Smiths Detection’s fastest growing
markets and we are delighted that our advanced scanning systems
are being used to enhance travellers’ security at such a key
transport hub for the entire region.”
The state-of-the-art T3 terminal, which has 168 check-in counters,
78 air bridges and 48 contact stands, will eventually treble
IGIA’s capacity to around 60 million passengers a year. It will
consolidate the airport’s position as South Asia’s key hub and one
of the busiest in the world.
Managing Director of Smiths Detection’s operations in India, said,
“This is one of our most prestigious and biggest airport contracts
with around 350 detection systems now in place supported by 19
on-site engineers who provide around-the-clock service.”
Detection equipment is installed in all of India’s major airports.
Other big customers in India include the Indian Armed Forces, the Presidential
House, government, state and police departments, hotel chains,
industrial plants and diplomatic missions.
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