Case Study - Elevating checkpoint and hold security to the highest levels
Avram Iancu Cluj International Airport in Romania upgrades security with Smiths Detection next generation hold and passenger Checkpoint Screening Technology.
Double Upgrade for Security and Operational Efficiency
Located in the north-west of Romania, in the centre of the Transylvania region, Avram Iancu Cluj International Airport is the country’s second largest airport. Pre-pandemic, passenger numbers were steadily rising year on year, reaching just under three million in 2019. Projections estimate this figure could increase by 250% over the coming years.
Prompted by the new ECAC EDS Standard 3 regulations for hold baggage screening, the airport decided to upgrade the six passenger checkpoints at the same time – pioneering the use of ECAC EDS CB C3 approved equipment in Romania and introducing advanced lanes with smart automatic tray return. The objective was to elevate both areas to the highest security levels and provide the key operational benefits needed to efficiently handle a growing passenger base.
Following exacting technical testing and tender procedures, Smiths Detection and its Romanian partner, UTI Facility Management, were chosen to provide the screening equipment and implement the changes. Impressive technical features and successful previous experiences with the suppliers also influenced the decision.