Faster flow for Frankfurt flyers

Smiths Detection has received a 20 million Euro order from the German Ministry of the Interior for automatic explosives detection systems to be installed at Frankfurt Airport.

The systems include the detection tomography system, HI-SCAN 10080 EDtS, along with comprehensive network-integration for x-ray image evaluation of hold baggage.

Fraport AG will operate the systems on behalf of the German Federal Border Guard (BGS) at Frankfurt Airport’s Terminals 1 and 2, where they will replace machines currently situated in front of the check-in counters. Installation will be completed in 2007.

The automatic HI-SCAN 10080 EDtS is a so-called Level-1 inspection system that can inspect up to 1,800 bags per hour for explosives. As the majority of bags are cleared in this process, unsuspicious bags are directly transported to the aircraft, whereas suspicious baggage is inspected further without delaying checked and transfer baggage flows.