Hi-tech revolution at Fiumicino airport: thanks to a technology that performs a real “CT scan”, all passengers departing from Terminal 1 can carry liquids even larger than 100ml in their hand luggage, as well as computers, tablets and mobile phones without having to take them out and separate them from their suitcase.
In the Terminal, which hosts about 70% of departures from Fiumicino, the installation of the C3 standard Explosive Detection System hand baggage screening equipment by Smiths Detection has been completed. This revolutionary equipment for detecting potentially dangerous substances will increase the level of security and further enhance the passenger experience. The new machines, which use X-ray scanners to obtain a computer tomography of the baggage, produce high-resolution 3D volumetric images, making the ability of security screening staff to analyze them even more effective and faster.
Installation of the new technology is now also underway at Terminal 3 and will be completed within the year, with the exception of flights bound for the United States and Israel, which are subject to specific procedures. The investment in the new C3 machines, together with the QPass system for booking appointments at the security checkpoints and GRASP sensor system for dynamically directing passengers to the lane of fastest service, confirms the airport’s focus on service quality and innovation, an enabling factor in its industrial strategy.