Smiths Detection has been selected by Finavia to
support the transition to Standard 3 at Helsinki Airport with
approved hold baggage screening systems.
Included in the contract
are eight high-speed, HI-SCAN 10080 XCT scanners (pictured), which combine
high resolution X-ray technology, computed tomography (CT) and
advanced detection algorithms to increase both security and
operational efficiency significantly.
“Any financial investment in upgrading security equipment
has to be balanced against operational improvement, particularly
when part of a major expansion. Airports need assurance that
efficiencies will be gained and systems can be further updated as
necessary to detect evolving explosive threats and handle ever
higher volumes,” said Tony Tielen, Vice President EMEA,
The tender was awarded to Smiths Detection’s
local partner, Oy Machine Tool Co, based on an effective
overall package offering the right combination of technology,
technical expertise and service support. The ability to replace
the systems gradually with minimum risk or disruption was also a
The HI-SCAN 10080 XCT has achieved ECAC approval
as a Standard 3.1 explosives detection system, the highest defined
standard in the EU. With a very fast belt speed and large
rectangular tunnel, it offers a continuously high throughput of up
to 1,800 bags per hour. High
resolution colour images, as well as a low false alarm rate also support
the greater levels of efficiency required by the new regulations.
Three HI-SCAN 100100V-2is systems for screening over-sized baggage
are included in the order along with 12 workstations and a
MatrixServer with redundancy back-up. In addition, several
existing HI-SCAN 100100V-2is scanners will be upgraded.
Installation will begin in September 2018 running through to