Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC)
has successfully trialled Smith Detection's Computed Tomography
(CT) technology based carry-on baggage scanner, HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX
at the Transfer Inspection Center in Terminal 2, followed by a
trial of the new Ultraviolet (UV) light tray disinfection kit.
Incheon trialled the advanced baggage
screening systems over seven weeks, ending in June 2020. This is
now being followed by a trial of Smiths Detection’s new UV
disinfection kit, proven to kill up to 99.9% of microorganisms –
including coronaviruses – found on trays at checkpoints.
“The future of air travel depends on protecting
the health and safety of all passengers and staff, and this
partnership is committed to this task,” said John Tan, Managing
Director, Smiths Detection Asia. “CT technology will enhance
checkpoint security and speed up passenger screening processes.
Passengers will now be able to leave liquids and electronic
devices in their carry-on bags, transforming screening processes
into quicker, more contactless ones.”
The HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX produces high-resolution
volumetric 3D images allowing operators to perform more detailed
on-screen inspections. Coupled with a lower false alarm rate, it
reduces the overall rejection rate and need for physical
re-inspection, translating to fewer touch points during security
The UV light tray disinfection kit can be retrofitted
into existing automated tray handling systems to kill harmful
microorganisms on trays transported from reclaim back to the
divest station. This further protects passengers and staff from
physical transmission of contagious disease.
“Maintaining aviation security is an ongoing
challenge. We’re confident that Smiths Detection’s technical
expertise, industry experience, and solutions like the UV kit will
enable Incheon International Airport to meet the industry’s
highest security standards while safeguarding passenger
wellbeing,” Tan also said.
In addition to ECAC EDS CB C3 approval, the
HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX has achieved the highest level of
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) AT-2 certification.