Fukuoka International Airport (FUK) in Japan is
upgrading the security systems in place at its north and south
The airport has chosen to install 12
HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX X-ray scanners and 12 iLane A20 automatic tray return
systems from Smiths Detection.
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.
Fukuoka Airport is upgrading security with solutions from Smiths Detection
The iLane A20, a next-generation fully automated
tray return system, streamlines the screening process and helps to
The HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX and
iLane A20 are expected to be able to scan more than 250 passengers
per hour, approximately 1.5 times the previous throughput of
around 170 passengers per hour.
technology will be installed by the end of March 2024.
“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,” said Aurelien Guilbert,
Smiths Detection’s North & South Asia Market Head.
“Already in use across country, the HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX is the leading
checkpoint CT X-ray in Japan.”
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.
In total, 42 units of Smiths Detection’s 3D X-ray
scanners are already in use in Japan, as well as 143 iLane tray
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