Smiths Detectionís long-term Spanish
distributor, TECOSA, has won a contract with Aena SME, S.A. worth
over £128 million Ė representing Smiths Detectionís largest ever
single order for hold baggage security scanners.
The ECAC Standard
3 approved explosives detection systems will be deployed in five
international airports across Spain.
The HI-SCAN 10080 XCT
exceeds regulatory requirements having achieved Standard 3.1
approval (the highest, defined security standard in the EU) and
the company is already working towards Standard 3.2. The system also has
TSA 7.2 certification.
Using a dual-view, dual-energy line scanner
with high resolution 3D Computed Tomography (CT), the HI-SCAN 10080 XCT can be updated as necessary in
the future to detect evolving threats.
Aena, one of the worldís
leading airport operators, handed over 280 million
passengers in 2018 (Spanish airports and Luton in England) and manages 46
Spanish airports and 2 heliports.
The new equipment will be
installed at Aenaís key Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat,
Malaga-Costa del Sol, Adolfo SuŠrez Madrid-Barajas, Palma de
Mallorca and Gran Canaria airports.
Along with the Standard 3.1
approved scanners are fully redundant matrix servers; extensive
data storage; and an Unaccompanied Baggage Inspection (UBI)
module. UBI eliminates the time consuming and costly process of
unloading luggage belonging to no-show passengers. The contract
also includes HI-SCAN 100100V-2is screening systems for
out-of-gauge baggage plus an associated seven year service
ďIn addition to product quality, other important
factors in winning this competitive tender included operational
efficiency, comprehensive networking capabilities and Smiths
Detectionís extensive experience in large global projects,Ē
said Tony Tielen, VP Europe Africa, Smiths Detection. ďOur
successful track record in installing, integrating and networking
a large number of screening systems was clearly verified by
customer references. With this new order, we will have helped 50
airports worldwide to upgrade to Standard 3 and installed around
500 advanced and approved systems.