Smiths Detection’s HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX advanced carry-on baggage screening technology has been installed at Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci Airport.

Italy’s largest airport, Rome’s Fiumicino International Airport ‘Leonardo da Vinci’, is seeing passengers speed through security screening following the deployment of the HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX carry-on baggage screening technology from Smiths Detection. The use of computed tomography (CT) technology enables passengers to leave electronics and liquids in bags rather than removing them for screening.

Smiths Detection’s CT checkpoint technology produces high-resolution volumetric 3D images for quicker and deeper baggage assessment, automatic explosives detection and low false-alarm rates. The systems, which have achieved ECAC EDS Cabin Baggage C3 certification, can be further advanced through integration of AI such as Smiths Detection APIDS technology, which can automatically highlight non permitted items to further improve security outcomes.

The HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX is currently operational in the main checkpoint in Terminal 1 and will be rolled out at the other main checkpoint – in Terminal 3 – throughout 2023.

Marco Stramaccioni, chief executive officer of ADR Security for Leonardo da Vinci Rome International Airport, said: “Aeroporti di Roma looks forward to being a frontrunner for passenger experience and security at Leonardo di Vinci Rome International Airport. As passenger numbers increase, we will be well placed to efficiently screen passengers, reducing the burden on our operators. By harnessing the power of CT technology, we have futureproofed our security checkpoints.”

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