Manchester Airport Group (MAG) has placed a €14 million order with Rapiscan Systems for a number of high-speed luggage scanners to be installed in the airport during 2012.
The scanners are equipped with high-speed x–ray screening technology known as Real Time Tomography (RTT).
Due to its fixed gantry design RTT is designed to generate high resolution 3D x–ray images of passenger baggage more quickly and accurately than current systems.
According to Rapiscan, the new scanners mean MAG will be able to screen up to 1,800 bags per hour.
Rapiscan Systems’ president, Ajay Mehra, said: “Our next generation Computed Tomography system, the RTT, allows airports to meet current and upcoming screening standards with dramatically lower overall infrastructure costs.”
Andrew Harrison, managing director of Manchester Airport, adds: “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.”