New deal follows the system installations at 11 airports

Edgewood, US-based Smiths Detection has announced a new contract to install six CTX 9800 DSi checked baggage Explosive Detection System (EDS) at five domestic airports in India by March 2021.

Announcing the latest deal on 22 Sept 2020, Smiths Detection said it has installed 34 units at 10 airports managed by the Airports Authority India (AAI) and one airport managed by Chandigarh International Airport Limited (CHIAL).

AAI manages a total of 137 airports in India, and is responsible for building, managing, and maintaining civil aviation infrastructure.

In 2018, AAI partnered with Smiths Detection to introduce the CTX 9800 DSi to nine airports, including Chennai and Kolkata International Airport, to meet enhanced standards mandated by India’s aviation regulatory body, the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS).

The new installations at Kolkata and Chennai Airports this year build on AAI’s aim to enhance security and efficiency at their airports and prepare India for the eventual rebound of air travel in a post-COVID-19 world.

The CTX 9800 provides high-resolution 3D images that help operators make quicker, more accurate, security decisions, providing the highest international security standards for checked baggage screening while enabling greater operational efficiency during baggage screening.

“At this time, airports need to maximise cost efficiencies through technologies that enable accurate detection and seamless flow of baggage,” commented Smiths Detection’s Managing Director for India, Vikrant Trilokekar.

“We’re confident that our security solutions, technical expertise, and experience will help AAI meet the industry’s highest security standards and get ready for the future of travel,” he said.

Smiths Detection has completed the training of operational staff at all sites. The first airport made officially operational was Chennai International Airport on 2 January 2020 followed by others. CTX 9800 DSi is ECAC Standard 3 approved and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) certified. #airports #safety #security #detection #technology /fiinews.com

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