In order to comply with European regulations on hold baggage screening, Basel-Mulhouse Airport (IATA: BSL/MLH) is in the process of upgrading its standard 2 X-ray screening machines to standard 3 technology. It is introducing Alstef | B2A baggage technology to achieve the Standard 3 requirements and its new system is also designed to allow it to cope with the expected increase in passenger numbers over the coming years.
The first phase of the work has just been completed and it includes a solution that is unique in France. New hold baggage lines have been installed to allow the security service’s sniffer dogs to check the bags directly on the conveyors.
The airport described the imaging system within its x-ray machines as “not convincing enough,” so if there are still any doubts about items that have passed through the screening machine, the canine team will intervene. The new configuration is expected to reduce the investments associated with machines, conveyors and operating costs.
The installation work continues and is scheduled for completion in April.