New technology will detect potential threats in baggage at the Japanese airport without the need to remove electrical items and liquids

Smiths Detection will supply Fukuoka International Airport with 12 HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX X-ray scanners and 12 units of its automatic tray return systems, the iLane A20. The technology will be in use at the North and South Domestic Checkpoints.

The HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX, a computed tomography (CT) X-ray scanner, produces high-resolution volumetric 3D images for quicker and deeper baggage assessment and low false-alarm rates. Implementation of the new scanner will allow passengers to leave their liquids and electronics in their hand luggage, helping speed up security screening without compromising on safety. The iLane A20, a next-generation fully automated tray return system, delivers high throughput and efficiency, streamlining the screening process and eliminating passenger bottlenecks, Smiths Detection said.

Forty-two units of the 3D X-ray scanners are already in use in Japan, as well as 143 iLane tray return systems. The HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX and iLane A20 are expected to be able to scan more than 250 pax/hr, approximately 1.5 times the previous throughput.

The new technology will be installed by the end of March 2024. Fukuoka Airport domestic checkpoint will become the third airport in Japan to deploy Smiths Detection’s 3D X-ray screening technology, after Haneda and Naha.

The HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX
The HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX Smiths Detection