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Smiths Scanner Achieves ECAC Standard 3.1

Smiths Detection has achieved ECAC Standard 3.1 approval for its CTX 9800 DSi 0.5 m/s hold baggage explosives detection system. This is the highest defined hold baggage screening standard in the EU and the second Smiths scanner to achieve this standard, the first being the HI-SCAN 10080 XCT. Any previously installed CTX 9800 DSi systems…

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Manchester and Istanbul Airports Select SITA for Airport Upgrades

Manchester Airports Group has selected SITA to implement further passenger self-service technology across the group’s three main airports (Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands). To support this, SITA will provide more than 660 staffed and self-service common-use points at check-in, transfer and boarding across all three airports. At Manchester Airport, SITA will introduce SITA’s self-bag…

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Rohde & Schwarz QPS201 Achieves TSA Certification

Rohde & Schwarz has announced that its Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT), Quick Personnel Security scanner, the R&S QPS201, has achieved TSA certification. The R&S QPS201 security scanner delivers security screening using safe millimetre wave radio frequency technology to screen passengers for concealed threats, under clothing or on the body, with speed and accuracy. The scanner…

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Frequentis’s VCS3020X Selected by the Irish Aviation Authority

Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) have chosen Frequentis’ VCS3020X to modernise its voice control systems in order to manage increased traffic growth and future proof its systems. The VCS3020X will be implemented for all terminal and en-route control centres and selected air traffic control towers. Frequentis will provide the design, supply, delivery, installation, commissioning, maintenance and…

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Automated Bag Drop Solution at Visby Airport

Visby Airport has implemented a fully integrated bag drop system. Passengers can choose to check-in at home, and have their boarding card sent to their mobile phones, or they can check-in at the airport’s automated check-in machines, where staff will be able to assist them when necessary. Airport operator Swedavia aims to make travel easier…

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Synapse Technology Wins Contract with Kansai International

Synapse Technology has announced that Kansai International Airport has entered into a 5-year agreement to deploy Syntech ONE across its security checkpoints. Syntech ONE, an artificial intelligence software, overlays onto new and existing security screening X-ray machines, alleviating operator error by assisting checkpoint operators in detecting threats such as firearms and sharps. The technology learns…