Smiths Detection is to provide Birmingham Airport with a CT passenger checkpoint that will enable passengers to leave liquids and electronics in hand luggage.

Threat detection specialist Smiths Detection has been selected to supply fully integrated checkpoints throughout Birmingham Airport as part of its £20m security screening upgrade.

Due to be operational in June 2024, the new security checkpoints will feature Smiths Detection’s HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX, a computed tomography (CT) X-ray scanner, which produces high-resolution volumetric 3D images for quicker and deeper baggage assessment and low false-alarm rates. The scanner is ECAC EDS CB C3 and TSA certified.

Other new solutions to be supplied to Birmingham Airport include the iLane, an automatic tray return system, and additional X-ray systems which will also be deployed at staff and visitor checkpoints. In addition, Smiths Detection will deliver a comprehensive training programme that includes face-to-face trainings for supervisors and operators, and five years of service support. 

Birmingham Airport’s security upgrade is in line with changes in the UK regulation that will require the adoption of CT passenger checkpoints across the country’s airports by June 2024.

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