Smiths Detection has completed the aviation
security contract for the newly opened terminal extension at
Southend Airport, east of London.
The project includes Smiths Detection’s
high-speed automatic explosives X-Ray detection systems for
checked baggage, carry-on baggage scanners and trace detection
Mal Maginnis, President of Smiths Detection,
said, “Southend Airport will be one of the travel hubs for
visitors to the 2012 Summer Olympics. Our advanced detection
systems will help this ambitious airport meet its long-term goal
of handling some two million passengers a year by 2020.”
The terminal, operational since the end of
February and now linked to central London by a high-speed rail
service, was completed in good time for the Olympic Games which
open in July.
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