Manchester Airport in the UK has extended its existing CEM AC2000 security management system to its new A380-friendly Pier B.
The UK gateway invested more than €12 million upgrading its airfield in readiness for the new superjumbo and ehancing security to cope with the additional passengers that it will bring was always on the agenda.
The gateway, one of the first regional airports in the world to be served by the A380, has also updated Pier B with a pre-boarding lounge to accommodate more than 500 passengers carried by the aircraft.
“The CEM AC2000 security management system has been successfully securing Manchester Airport for over twenty years”, says Andrew Fulton, business development director at suppliers, CEM Systems. “To secure the new A380 Pier B, the AC2000 system was seamlessly extended using S600e IP card readers, which will prevent unauthorised access to/from secure areas including Pier B unique double airbridges."