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Smiths Detection to Supply Dutch Airports with Advanced Hold Baggage Scanners


Smiths Detection has won a significant contract to supply Amsterdam Airport Schiphol with new hold baggage screening equipment which complies with the latest EU regulations – EDS Standard 3. The contract includes 24 HI-SCAN 10080 XCT systems for installation at Schiphol, with the option for a further six to be deployed at Lelystad, Rotterdam - The Hague and Eindhoven airports.

The next-generation HI-SCAN 10080 XCT scanner uses high-resolution X-ray technology, medical quality computed tomography and advanced detection algorithms which combine to deliver exceptional levels of security. It not only detects the explosive threats currently specified by the new standard, but can also be upgraded to meet future requirements to identify evolving threats such as homemade explosives. Delivery of the new equipment will take place over the next five years.

Schiphol is Europe's third-largest airport in terms of passenger numbers and cargo volume and has won around 200 international awards over the last 30 years. It is widely recognised as one of the world’s best international airports and handles a significant proportion of transit passengers - which makes a high-speed, high volume, hold baggage system critical to screening efficiency.

“Schiphol is renowned for staying at the forefront of new developments and innovative technologies and we are delighted Smiths Detection has been chosen to upgrade their hold baggage screening,” said Tony Tielen, Vice President EMEA, Smiths Detection. “The contract is testament to our commitment to delivering the highest levels of security and operational performance, as well as representing significant progress in the continued expansion of the Smiths Detection footprint.”


Notes to editors

HI-SCAN 10080 XCT key features:

  • EU/ECAC EDS Standard 3 approved
  • Laboratory certified for high-speed checked baggage screening by the United
    • States Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
  • Belt speed of 0.5m/sec (98.5ft/min)
  • High throughput of up to 1800 bags per hour
  • Large tunnel capable of screening objects 100 x 80 cm (39.4 x 31.5in)

A dual-energy X-ray line scanner with full 3D volumetric Computed Tomography (CT) imaging and reconstruction, the HI-SCAN 10080 XCT is the next generation high-speed checked baggage explosives detection system (EDS).

With a belt speed of 0.5m/sec (98.5ft/min) and a large 1070 x 810mm (42.1 x 31.9in) rectangular tunnel, the HI-SCAN 10080 XCT provides the most economical solution for airport checked baggage screening requirements. This combination of belt speed and tunnel size will provide baggage handling systems the capability to process a throughput of up to 1800 bags/hour with object sizes of up to 1000 x 800 mm (39.4 x 31.5in).

The HI-SCAN 10080 XCT is designed to integrate easily into newly implemented Hold Baggage System (HBS) configurations or as a replacement for current baggage handling systems.

Further details on the Smiths Detection HI-SCAN 10080 XCT can be found here:

About Smiths Detection

Smiths Detection, part of Smiths Group, is a global leader in threat detection and screening technologies for military, air transportation, homeland security and emergency response markets. Our experience and history across more than 40 years at the frontline, enables us to provide unrivalled levels of expertise to detect and identify constantly changing chemical, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats, as well as weapons, dangerous goods, contraband and narcotics.

Our goal is simple – to provide security, peace of mind and freedom of movement upon which the world depends. For more information visit

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Karen Kulinski
Director Communications and Marketing (EMEA)
+49 (0)611 9412 422

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