Frankfurt Airport invests in state-of-the-art hold baggage scanners

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Frankfurt Airport has signed an agreement with Smith Detection for its advanced HI-SCAN 10080 XCT hold baggage scanners, with an associated eight-year service agreement.

The contract is for 35 scanners, to be used to support the upgrade of the ECAC Standard 3 explosives detection systems at the German airport. The scanners combine high-resolution X-ray technology, medical-quality computed tomography (CT), and advanced detection algorithms to deliver security.

It supports a high throughput of up to 1,800 bags per hour and operates with a low false alarm rate to ensure the efficiency of the screening process.

Delivery will take place on a rolling basis between 2018 and 2021, with the scanners used in Terminals 1 and 2 and operated by the German Federal Police.

Tony Tielen, VP of EMEA for Smiths Detection, said, “This contract represents our largest single order to date for ECAC Standard 3-compliant hold baggage scanners.

“Frankfurt was one of the very first airports we supplied with security equipment over fifty years ago, and we’re delighted to have the opportunity to continue protecting Germany’s busiest airport.”

Frankfurt is Europe’s second busiest airport in terms of cargo and fourth in terms of passenger numbers, with over 60 million travelers in 2016.

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