Smiths Detection has won a contract to supply New Zealand’s Aviation Security Service (AvSec) with advanced checkpoint security technology for its five main airports.

Smiths Detection will supply 35 HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX computed tomography (CT) X-ray machines at Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown and Wellington airports. The HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX, which meets international regulatory requirements in both the USA and EU, ensures a high level of security while improving the experience for both passengers and operators.

The carry-on baggage scanner can speed up security screening by enabling passengers to leave laptops and liquids in their cabin baggage, as well as delivering cost savings to airports as it is the most energy efficient checkpoint CT X-ray on the market. In addition, Smiths Detection will supply its iLane.evo smart automatic tray return system and the iCMORE Weapons algorithm that supports security operators by identifying knives, guns, gun parts or ammunition concealed in bags

Each piece of equipment is part of Smiths Detection’s integrated checkpoint and features technology designed to help increase security, improve passenger experience, and enhance operational efficiency.

“The new technology supplied by Smiths Detection will help AvSec continue to evolve and improve the New Zealand security screening system while also helping to enhance passenger facilitation and experience”, said Ben Smith, group manager strategic development in the Aviation Security Service. “Having seen these systems during the trial in Christchurch and other international airports already, we are confident in being able to deploy advanced technology solutions within our security checkpoints.”

Installation of the systems will begin in 2023.

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