Smiths Detection has completed the installation of
34 units of the CTX 9800 DSi checked baggage Explosive Detection
System (EDS) at ten airports managed by the Airports Authority
India (AAI) and one airport managed by Chandigarh International
Airport Limited (CHIAL).
The company has also signed a new contract to
install six additional units at five domestic airports across the
country by end of March 2021.
AAI manages a total of 137 airports in India, and
is responsible for building, managing, and maintaining civil
In 2018, AAI partnered with Smiths
Detection to introduce the CTX 9800 DSi to nine airports,
including Chennai and Kolkata International Airport, to meet
enhanced standards mandated by India’s aviation regulatory body,
the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS).
installations at Kolkata and Chennai Airports this year build on
AAI’s aim to enhance security and efficiency at their airports,
and prepare India for the eventual rebound of air travel in a
Smiths Detection’s Managing Director India,
Vikrant Trilokekar, said, “At this time, airports need to maximise
cost efficiencies through technologies that enable accurate
detection and seamless flow of baggage. We’re confident that our
security solutions, technical expertise, and experience will help
AAI meet the industry’s highest security standards and get ready
for the future of travel.”
Smiths Detection has also completed training of
operational staff at all sites.