Rome Fiumicino installing new carry-on baggage screening systems
Rome’s Leonardo di Vinci International Airport (Fiumicino) has begun the installation of new carry-on baggage screening systems that it claims will enhance the operational efficiency and effectiveness of its security operations.
The airport has opted to instal 30 HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX machines from Smiths Detection, a computed tomography (CT) X-ray scanner that produces high-resolution volumetric 3D images for quicker and deeper baggage assessment and low false-alarm rates.
The scanners allow for electronics and liquids to remain in bags, speeding up passenger screening and reducing touchpoints.
According to Smiths Detection, the combination of the CT X-ray scanners, alongside 45 of its IONSCAN 600 trace detectors already in operation at Fiumicino, will further improve security and operational efficiency.
It notes that the IONSCAN 600 is a highly sensitive, non-radioactive, lightweight, portable desktop system that detects and identifies trace amounts of explosives and narcotics.
Marco Stramaccioni, CEO of ADR Security at Fiumicino, said: “Aeroporti di Roma looks forward to be a front-runner for passenger experience and security at Leonardo di Vinci Rome International Airport.
“As passenger numbers increase, we will be well placed to efficiently screen passengers, reducing the burden on our operators. By harnessing the power of CT technology, we have future proofed our security checkpoints.”
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, as well as ECAC and STAC EDS CB C3 approval.