Monday, February 19, 2018

Airports Authority of India to boost aviation security with computed tomography technology

Smiths Detection, a company specializing in threat detection and screening technologies for aviation, ports and borders, urban security and military markets, announced on 7 February 2018 that the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has placed an order for multiple CTX 9800 DSi systems at a combined value of over USD50 million.

Through a global competitive tender process conducted by AAI, Smiths Detection won the bid to install and integrate high-speed explosives detection systems (EDS) for hold-baggage screening at 11 sites across nine airports in India, including Chennai International Airport and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata.

“The Indian market is forecast to be the third-largest aviation market in the world by 2026, so security is a mission-critical factor in enabling India’s airports to be future-ready. Smiths Detection is honored to partner with AAI - supporting airports to stay ahead of the evolving threat landscape with a technological solution that is fully compliant with regulatory requirements,” said Jerome de Chassey, General Manager of Smiths Detection in India.

AAI manages a total of 125 airports in India and is responsible for creating, upgrading, maintaining and managing civil aviation infrastructure both on the ground and in the air. The organization is also responsible for building new terminals for the many new small airports under development by the Government of India. Working in partnership with Smiths Detection, AAI will implement ECAC Standard 3 screening of hold baggage at Level 1 for inline systems across the country. This complies with regulations set by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), the regulatory authority for civil aviation security in India.
10/02/18 Enterprise Innovation