Smiths Detection to supply new Noida International Airport with security tech

Vikrant Trilokekar, Managing Director of India, Smiths Detection

Smiths Detection, a global threat detection and security screening provider, announced that it has signed an agreement to supply Noida International Airport with passenger and hold baggage screening equipment to ensure safety and efficiency for passengers and operators.

What will Smiths Detection supply the airport?

Zurich Airport International AG won the bid to develop Noida International Airport in 2019, and construction activities are well underway. As a result, at its opening at the end of 2024, the airport will feature one runway and one terminal, providing a capacity for 12 million passengers – with the potential for further growth in additional development phases.

The airport will be India’s newest and seeks to be its most sustainable, while using tech to provide cost efficient and easy to use services to passengers, airlines and other partners.

Smiths Detection will supply the HI-SCAN 6040 DV, an advanced high resolution, dual-view X-ray screening system that will be used to screen passenger carry-on baggage; the HI-SCAN 10080 XCT, a next generation high-speed computed tomography (CT) explosives detection system that complies with TSA and ECAC regulations and BCAS standards.

Smiths Detection will also supply the iLane A20, a newly launched next gen automatic tray return system which delivers a steady flow of trays, removing bottlenecks and providing a seamless checkpoint journey; and the IONSCAN 600, a portable explosives and narcotics trace detector; and multiple additional X-ray screening systems to screen oversized goods.

What does this mean for stakeholders?

Vikrant Trilokekar, Managing Director of India, Smiths Detection commented: “Noida International Airport is set to become a major hub for India, both for travellers to and from the country as well as for air cargo and logistics. We’re delighted to be providing our world leading technology to help them achieve their safety and operational efficiency goals.”

Christoph Schnellmann, Chief Executive Officer at Noida International Airport said: “Ensuring the safe passage of people and our operations is of utmost importance to us. Smiths Detection have a global reputation for the best technology, and we look forward building a relationship to help ensure a smooth passenger experience and safety for all.”

Smiths Detection will also provide round the clock fully comprehensive equipment service and maintenance for 10 years. Installation of equipment will begin in early 2024.