Melbourne Airport has become the first major
airport in Australia to go live with Smiths Detection’s latest
checkpoint screening technology featuring Computed Tomography (CT)
The technology now being used in Terminal 4
allows laptops and liquids to remain in bags and has been a huge
success with travellers since Melbourne Airport first ran a trial
terminal currently features four new security lanes made up of
carry-on baggage scanners, HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX, automated tray
return system, iLane.evo, and screening management platform, Checkpoint.Evoplus, all designed to improve speed and security of
the checkpoint screening process.
Two additional units in T4 and
another seven in T2, are expected to be completed over the next
“Our pilot program with Smiths Detection was a huge
success with passengers, giving us the confidence to enhance our
security screening operations using CT technology based systems
that are compliant with the Australian government regulations,”
said Melbourne Airport Chief of Aviation, Andrew Gardiner. “We’ve
partnered with Smiths Detection for over 10 years and we look forward to our continued partnership in shaping a better overall
experience for our passengers.”
of the integrated checkpoint uses leading-edge technology designed
to increase security, improve passenger convenience and increase
HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX cabin baggage
screening system uses Computed Tomography (CT) technology to
provide the highest level of detection using 3D images with low
false alarm rates. It delivers advanced explosives detection and
can allow for electronics and liquids to remain in bags, helping
to expedite the screening processes.
iLane.evo is a modular smart lane design which creates a seamless screening
experience via motorized automatic tray return. By delivering a
steady flow of trays, the smart lane design removes bottlenecks
and streamlines the screening process to deliver higher throughput
and reduce operational costs.
integrates the checkpoint by combining individual components of
the lane onto a single and intelligent platform. It enables remote
screening by delivering scanned images to operators based at
separate locations, resulting in optimised resources management
and reduced operational costs.
Scott Dullard, Head of Security
& Emergency, Aviation for Melbourne Airport said, “The
introduction of CT Technology at screening checkpoints is a great
example of technology enabling two strategic focus areas for
Melbourne Airport: security outcomes and passenger experience. The
new technology allows analysis of 3D images, improving security
outcomes by providing security staff with greater detail, and
functionality to conduct their assessments. The solution also
benefits passengers, as CT allows everything to stay in your bag,
including laptops, resulting in a quicker screening process.
Overall, we are seeing a 50 per cent reduction in passenger
journey time, down to a little more than a minute.”
The HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX has achieved the highest level of
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) AT-2 certification
and European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) EDS CB C3 approval
for the security screening of carry-on baggage.
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