Hamad International Airport (HIA) is the first airport in the region to obtain Smiths Detection’s HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX, which offers advanced screening of carry-on baggage at security checkpoints using computed tomography (CT) X-ray. HIA selected this equipment as it enables the airport operators to deliver the highest levels of security internationally and optimises checkpoint performance by expediting the screening processes, helping improve the passenger experience. The investment in advanced screening technology allows passengers to keep electronic devices and liquids in their hand-baggage, thereby removing some of the stress for passengers, whilst significantly increasing checkpoint throughput and further reducing wait times.
These new generation X-ray machines will also be integrated with fully automated tray-return systems integrated with automated UV-C emitting modules that will automatically disinfect the trays before passengers handle them to further safeguard the health and safety of all passengers.
HIA has also selected new passenger screening technology to replace the previous generation. A non-invasive, contactless screening method will be provided by the deployment of Rohde & Schwarz millimetre-wave body scanners and CEIA shoe scanners, reducing the need for pat-down search and shoe removal.`