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3D X-ray technology to help passengers speed through security at Fukuoka International Airport

Smiths Detection, a global leader in threat detection and security screening technologies, today announces that it will supply Fukuoka International Airport Co., Ltd with 12 HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX X-ray scanners and 12 automatic tray return systems, the iLane A20. The technology will be in use at the North and South Domestic Checkpoints.

The HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX, a computed tomography (CT) X-ray scanner produces high-resolution volumetric 3D images for quicker and deeper baggage assessment and low false-alarm rates.

Implementation of the new scanner will allow passengers to leave their liquids and electronics in their hand luggage, helping to speed up security screening, without compromising on safety.

The iLane A20, a next-generation fully automated tray return system, delivers high throughput and efficiency, streamlining the screening process and eliminating passenger bottlenecks.

42 units of Smiths Detection’s industry-leading 3D X-ray scanners are already in use in Japan, as well as 143 iLane tray return systems.

The HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX and iLane A20 are expected to be able to scan more than 250 pax/hr, approximately 1.5 times the previous throughput of around 170 pax/hr.

Aurelien Guilbert, Smiths Detection’s North & South Asia Market Head said, “We’re thrilled to be working Fukuoka International Airport to enhance security and improve the overall passenger experience by allowing passengers to leave large electronics and liquids in their carry-on bags. Already in use across country, the H-SCAN 6040 CTiX is the leading checkpoint CT X-ray in Japan”.

Smiths Detection’s technology will be installed by the end of March 2024. Fukuoka Airport domestic checkpoint will become the third airport in Japan to harness the power of Smiths Detection’s 3D X-ray screening technology, alongside Haneda Airport domestic checkpoint and Naha Airport domestic checkpoint.

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