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Thu, 14 Feb 2019

Smiths Detection to Upgrade Security at Darwin and Alice Springs Airports

Northern Territory (NT) Airports has appointed Smiths Detection to upgrade the checked baggage and passenger screening systems at Darwin and Alice Springs airports.

Smiths Detection will install seven HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX units as part of an integrated checkpoint with iLane.evo, the automated tray return system for automated tray handling. Four units of HI-SCAN 10080 XCT, for checked baggage screening, will also be installed.

Smiths Detection HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX. Click to enlarge.

Robert Phillips, Head of Security & Contingency Planning for NT Airports, said, “The new CT screening equipment provides enhanced capabilities while maximising passenger throughput. Our airports will be equipped with cutting edge security technology on par with the best airports internationally. Darwin and Alice Springs will be the first airports in Australia to be fully equipped with this advanced technology. This will not only lead to fewer physical bag searches, but greater ease for passengers passing through our screening points.”

The HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX has both TSA AT-2 certification and ECAC EDS CB C3 approval and the HI-SCAN 10080 XCT has the highest, defined security standard in the EU with ECAC approval as a Standard 3.1 explosives detection system for hold baggage.

“Smiths Detection understands the diverse needs that airports face and is committed to improving passenger experience and security, using our world-leading technology and expertise in CT systems,” said Jordan Thrupp, Managing Director of Australia and New Zealand, Smiths Detection. “It is a pleasure to be working with NT Airports, to deliver a security screening solution which will enable seamless travel experience for passengers.”

The projects at Darwin and Alice Springs airports are on schedule to be delivered by mid-2020.

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