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The Airports Authority of India is planning to improve its aviation security by using computed tomography technology, as announced by UK-based threat detection and screening technology company Smiths Detection.
According to Smiths Detection, AAI has placed an order of multiple CTX 9800 DSi systems. They said that they have won the bid to integrate and install high-speed explosive detection systems in a total of nine airports in India, such as the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport and Chennai International Airport. The said system will be used in screening hold-baggages.
The computed tomography technology, once configured, will process and inspect about 1,800 bags in an hour. The CTX 9800 is also tailored to meet the standards of the European Civil Aviation Conference and certified by the US Transportation Security Administration.
Smith Detection India’s General Manager Jerome de Chassey said, “Security is a mission-critical factor in enabling India’s airports to be future ready.” He highlights that in 2026, the Indian market may become the third-largest aviation market across the globe based on a forecast. The General Manager also expressed that their company is honored to be working together with AAI to use technological solution in an advanced threat landscape.
AAI reportedly manages 125 airports in the country and works to upgrade, maintain, create, and manage the infrastructure of the civil aviation above the air and on the ground.