Security technology provider Smiths Detection is to supply baggage screening equipment at South Korea’s Incheon International Airport (ICN) Terminal 1. 

Via its local partner, Donggok Precision, Smiths Detection will provide ten HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX scanners, which use Computed Tomography (CT) technology to generate 3D images that deliver a very high level of detection and low false alarm rates. Nine iLane ASC automatic tray return system (ATRS) units will help increase baggage throughput and alleviate bottlenecks. The units will be customised to allow fire shutters to close the lane in an emergency.

As well as staff training, Smiths will also provide the checkpoint and screening management solution Checkpoint.Evoplus to connect all X-ray units and operator workstations, making ICN one of the few international airports that conducts remote screening.

Managing director of Smiths Detection, North & South Asia, Aurelien Guilbert said: “Our technology will further enhance ICN’s existing security measures while streamlining the passenger journey from check-in to take-off. As the travel industry continues its steady recovery, there is no better time to introduce new security technology.”

Incheon Airport contracted Smiths to provide its high-speed explosives detection system HI-SCAN 10080 XCT for hold baggage screening in 2021 and successfully trialed its ultraviolet light tray disinfection kit in 2020.