Aeroporti di Roma is implementing smart security at Rome Fiumicino Airport with new Computed Tomography (CT) scanners, which means passengers no longer need to remove liquids over 100ml and electronic devices from hand baggage.
The new technology, introduced last year for frequent travellers, has now been extended to all passengers departing from Terminal 1, which hosts about 70% of departures from Fiumicino.
Installation of the C3 standard Explosive Detection System hand baggage screening equipment by Smiths Detection has been completed after a period of testing.
This is the highest security standard for hand luggage screening, which will increase the level of security and further enhance the passenger experience. The new machines, which use X-ray scanners, are capable of producing high-resolution 3D volumetric images with automatic detection of potentially dangerous substances.
The new technology is also currently being installed at Terminal 3 security checkpoints and is scheduled for completion in 2023, with the exception of flights bound for the US and Israel, which are subject to specific screening procedures.
“The installation of new technologies with a view to smart security aims at making passengers’ experience at the security gate even more effective and streamlined, also confirming that our approach to service quality cannot disregard innovation, an enabling factor of ADR’s industrial strategy,” said Ivan Bassato, Chief Aviation Officer, Aeroporti di Roma. “The investment in the new C3 machines for hand luggage screening – together with the revolutionary QPass system for booking appointments at the security checkpoints and the GRASP’s sensor system for dynamically directing passengers to the lane of fastest service – represents a further step in our path and is part of the broader panel of innovation projects that Aeroporti di Roma is implementing to design the airport of the future.”