Smiths Detection wins EDS contract for Dubai's new Airport Terminal

Travel News Asia Wednesday, 26 July 2006

Smiths Detection has received its first substantial contract from Dubais Department of Civil Aviation to provide explosives detection equipment at Dubai International Airports (DXB) new Terminal 3 (T3), currently under construction.

Around 70 automatic Smiths Heimann HI-SCAN x-ray screening systems will be integrated into the state-of-the-art baggage handling system in order to screen both checked and other outbound baggage for Emirates Airlines, the sole occupant of T3.

To take advantage of the combination of high throughput and picture quality the Dubai aviation authority has also selected similar Smiths Detection automatic screening equipment to inspect inbound baggage.

Stephen Phipson, Group Managing Director of Smiths Detection, said: We anticipate this multi-million dollar contract to be only the start of our involvement in the airports expansion project. When it opens, T3 will be one of the most advanced terminals in the world, giving DXB the capability to handle 70 million passengers a year.

The Smiths Detection HI-SCAN systems selected by Dubai can screen up to 1,800 bags per hour.

Dubai Customs is also operating Smiths security screening equipment for inspection of inbound passengers.

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