Düsseldorf Airport to deploy ECAC screening technology from Smiths Detection



Smiths Detection is supplying next generation hold baggage scanners to support the upgrade to ECAC Standard 3 explosives detection systems (EDS) at Düsseldorf Airport, the company said.

Awarded by the Procurement Office of the German Ministry of Interior, the contract includes 14 advanced HI-SCAN 10080 XCT scanners, which deliver exceptional levels of security; and can be further updated as necessary in the future to detect new explosive threats. There is also an associated eight year service agreement.

HI-SCAN 10080 XCT scanners combine high resolution X-ray technology; computed tomography (CT); and advanced detection algorithms to increase both security and operational efficiency significantly. With a very fast belt speed and large rectangular tunnel, these scanners offer a continuously high throughput of up to 1,800 bags per hour. Extremely sharp, full colour, high resolution images, as well as a low false alarm rate also support the higher performance levels required by the new regulations.

Located in the industrial heart of Germany, Düsseldorf Airport is key to the region´s infrastructure. From here, over 23 million passengers fly on 70 airlines to 200 destinations in 55 countries. The new equipment will be used to upgrade the hold baggage screening facilities in both Terminals and be operated by the German Federal Police. Installation will begin early in 2018 and be rolled out over the following four years.

Smiths Detection, part of Smiths Group, is a global provider of threat detection and screening technologies for aviation, ports and borders, urban security and the military. Our experience and history across more than 40 years at the frontline, enables us to deliver the solutions needed to protect society from the threat and illegal passage of explosives, prohibited weapons, contraband, toxic chemicals and narcotics.