Security specialist Smiths Detection is to deliver a series of high-tech security solutions to Tokyo International Airport over the coming months.

The London-headquartered firm has supplied 12 sets of HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX carry-on baggage screening systems, iLane smart automatic tray return systems, and UV-C tray disinfection systems.

The products will be part of a Japan Airlines smart security drive in the domestic terminal. Installation will begin this month is scheduled to be completed in August.

Smiths Detection’s HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX is a computed tomography (CT) X-ray scanner producing high-resolution volumetric 3D images for quicker baggage assessment and low false-alarm rates. It allows electronics and liquids to remain in bags, speeding up passenger screening and reducing touchpoints.

The next generation fully automated tray return system, the iLane, delivers high throughput and efficiency, streamlining the screening process and eliminating passenger bottlenecks. The UV-C, an ultraviolet light tray disinfection kit, which is seamlessly integrated into the iLane tray return system, eliminates up to 99.9% of microorganisms, including coronaviruses, helping to protect passengers and staff from tactile transmission of contagious diseases, according to the manufacturer.  

Atsushi Maeda, airport division executive officer for Japan Airlines, said: “At Tokyo International Airport, we have redesigned the system from check-in to the boarding gate, and have embraced the digitalisation of our system. As part of this initiative, introducing Smiths Detection’s security inspection system enables security checkpoint technology to further strengthen security inspections and shorten the inspection time, realising safer, more secure and stress-free airport services.”

Smiths Detection’s HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX is certified by the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) under the Accessible Property Screening System (APSS) programme to detection standard 6.2, Level 1, permitting the scanner to operate at an enhanced level with lower false alarm rates.