RAPISCAN SYSTEMS has agreed a £12 million (US$19.4m) contract with Manchester Airport in the UK for the installation of new high-speed passenger luggage screening x-ray technology. This latest deal is part of an ongoing investment programme which resulted in the introduction of Real Time Tomography (RTT) body scanners in 2009. The manufacturer claims that the system generates high-resolution 3-D X-ray images of passenger baggage quicker and more accurately than existing technology and is said to significantly reduce delays in baggage handling.
“Our order for the RTT technology is the latest innovative development in our approach to aviation security both in terms of improving customer service and managing potential threats. We have worked closely with Rapiscan on the development of the RTT including its trial here in 2009. Its revolutionary design and unprecedented performance will help us to maintain our reputation as one of Europe’s most passenger friendly airports,” said Manchester Airport’s Managing Director Andrew Harrison.
Installation is expected to begin in the spring of 2012.