More than 30 million passengers will soon pass through security at Munich Airport in a third of the time currently taken.

Smiths Detection is to supply the Bavarian airport with 60 HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX carry-on baggage scanners.

The ECAC EDS CB C3 approved cabin baggage screening system harnesses the power of computed tomography (CT) X-ray scanning to produce 3D images, therefore eliminating the need to remove electronic devices, liquids and gels from hand luggage. The technology also reduces the numbers of trays that need to be returned, which ultimately speeds up the security screening process and improves passenger and security operator experience.

With over 1,000 units sold globally, according to Smiths Detection, the HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX is the most energy efficient scanner of its type worldwide, featuring low noise levels, zero vibration, and a 30% higher belt speed than other CT X-ray scanners – helping to promote a calmer checkpoint.

Smiths Detection HiScan 6040 CTiX

The new scanners will begin arriving at Munich Airport in January 2024

Markus Rossmeisl, director sales Germany, Smiths Detection, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Munich Airport to supply our CT checkpoint scanner. Providing an improved security screening experience, the HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX will give passengers more time to relax prior to their flight. At the same time, the systems have been able to improve security and reduce burden on operators.”

The new scanners will begin arriving at Munich Airport from January 2024.

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