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10/05/2021

Heathrow upgrades security screening in readiness for market recovery

London, UK

The first new security screening lanes will be installed in anticipation of a recovery in passenger numbers later this year.

Smiths Detection has been chosen to supply integrated checkpoints throughout Heathrow Airport, featuring the HI-Scan 6040 CTIX computed tomography X-rays, to deliver an advanced level of security and efficiency.

The ECAC EDS CB C3 approved CT systems will see Heathrow meet the highest regulatory requirements, while helping the leading airport achieve its vision for the future of the security checkpoint for passengers and colleagues. The integrated checkpoints feature I-Lane automatic tray return systems and Checkpoint.Evoplus, Smiths Detection’s checkpoint operation management solution. The award also includes a 10-year equipment service agreement.

“We are delighted to once again be given the opportunity to work closely with Heathrow Airport to provide leading-edge technologies that bring the best security outcomes and passenger experience,” said Smiths Detection President, Roland Carter. “Both Smiths Detection and Heathrow are focused on intelligent solutions that deliver efficiency, security and resilience; and these new lanes will allow for improvements to be easily integrated as technology develops.”

As part of its decision making, Heathrow sought a supplier that could deliver a large scale, innovative, end-to-end solution and integrate the lanes into the airports’ existing operational environment with no impact to capacity or passenger experience.

Each piece of the integrated checkpoint uses Smiths Detection’s leading-edge technology designed to help increase security, improve passenger experience, and enhance operational efficiency.

This contract is part of a long-term relationship between Heathrow and Smiths Detection, which includes the supply of industry leading hold baggage CT solutions.

The first lanes will be installed in anticipation of a recovery in passenger numbers later this year.


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