Siemens to Improve Luggage Screening at Spanish Airports

Siemens has announced a deal to modernise the existing security systems for luggage control at Spain’s five busiest airports in Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca and Gran Canaria – which are operated by AENA. The order was for around 164 million euros.

The Siemens company Tecosa, which specialises in security, will implement the project, together with the device manufacturer Smiths Detection. The Siemens solution can analyse up to 1,800 pieces of luggage per hour automatically with the Hi-SCAN 10080 XCT. AENA’s contract with Siemens will run for four years which includes maintenance. In addition to the actual safety equipment, it also includes systems and software for operational management and remote monitoring.