Smiths Detection to provide security and screening tech for India’s new Noida Airport

A render of the new Noida International Airport.
Image Credit: Noida International Airport via Twitter

Smiths Detection has been selected to supply India’s new Noida International Airport facility with both passenger and hold baggage screening equipment to help ensure safety and efficiency for passengers and operators.

The company provides detection and screening technologies for aviation, ports and borders, defence and urban security markets. 

Noida International Airport


Noida International Airport is the upcoming greenfield airport at Jewar, which will enhance connectivity to and from Delhi NCR, Noida and Western UP. 

Zurich Airport International AG won the bid to develop Noida International Airport in 2019, and construction activities are well underway, with the airport set to commence operations next year.

At its opening at the end of 2024, the airport will feature one runway and one terminal, providing a capacity for 12 million passengers – with the potential for further growth in additional development phases.

Noida International Airport will be India’s newest airport and seeks to be the country’s most sustainable, while using technology to provide quick, cost efficient and easy to use services to passengers, airlines and other airport partners.

Passenger security and check-in services


Smiths Detection will supply the HI-SCAN 6040 DV, an advanced high resolution, dual-view X-ray screening system that will be used to screen passenger carry-on baggage.

The HI-SCAN 10080 XCT will also be implemented – a next generation high-speed computed tomography (CT) explosives detection system.

To streamline passenger check-in the iLane A20, a next generation automatic tray return system delivers a steady flow of trays, removing bottlenecks and providing a seamless checkpoint journey.

Also to be installed is the IONSCAN 600, a portable explosives and narcotics trace detector; and multiple additional X-ray screening systems to screen oversized goods.

Management statements


Vikrant Trilokekar, Managing Director of India, Smiths Detection said: “Noida International Airport is set to become a major hub for India, both for travellers to and from the country as well as for air cargo and logistics.”

“We’re delighted to be providing our world leading technology to help them achieve their safety and operational efficiency goals.”

Christoph Schnellmann, Chief Executive Officer Noida International Airport said: “Ensuring the safe passage of people and our operations is of utmost importance to us.”

“Smiths Detection have a global reputation for the best technology, and we look forward building a relationship to help ensure a smooth passenger experience and safety for all”.

Smiths Detection will also provide round the clock fully comprehensive equipment service and maintenance for 10 years. Installation of equipment will begin in early 2024.

Summary


Noida International Airport (NIA) will connect the greater Delhi area and Western Uttar Pradesh with other cities in India and the world.

This world-class airport will combine Swiss efficiency and Indian hospitality to offer rich experiences and comprehensive commercial attractions and services to its passengers.

NIA will be the first airport in its class in India to achieve net zero emissions, setting a new standard for sustainable airport operations.

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