HIA introduces advanced technology to check passengers’ bags, luggage

The Hamad International Airport (HIA) has become the first airport in the region to obtain Smiths Detections 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 and optimises checkpoint performance by expediting the screening processes helping improve the passenger experience. This cabin baggage screening equipment uses a CT gantry that rotates at a constant speed as baggage is carried through on its conveyor belt. Hundreds of images are taken of each bag to create 3D imagery in real-time, allowing for more accurate assessments of the bags contents. This investment in advanced screening technology allows passengers to keep electronic devices and liquids in their hand baggage.


Source: Civil Aviation Authority-Qatar

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