Vanderlande’s partner Eindhoven Airport has marked the new year with the launch of its innovative passenger security checkpoint project. Complete with the latest technologies, the checkpoint will provide passengers with a seamless screening experience featuring increased throughput, enhanced security and a more intuitive process.
Eindhoven Airport chose to upgrade its security checkpoint in 2018 to meet the new requirements of the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security. This mandated that all Dutch airports adopt the full use of explosive detection systems for cabin baggage (EDSCB) at checkpoints by the end of 2019.
Eindhoven Airport has chosen to deploy C3 standard EDSCB scanners, also known as CT scanners. These enable 3D-screening of hand luggage items and allow passengers to keep their liquids and large electronics in their carry-on bags. This capability can have a positive impact on throughput and the passenger experience at the checkpoint; however, the CT scanners should be integrated with automated screening lanes to ensure optimal results.
Eindhoven Airport selected Vanderlande as a partner for the design of its new security checkpoint and lanes, initially starting with two lanes at the end of 2018. The pilot project allowed both parties to collaborate on the development of the latest generation of Vanderlande’s advanced automated tray return system (ATRS).
Based on the experience acquired at the airport and with the expertise of Vanderlande’s team, the new advanced lane was designed to achieve higher throughputs, be more efficient and produce less noise, as well as offer an aesthetic and ergonomic design. Highly flexible and modular, the ATRS can be integrated with most CT scanners currently approved by ECAC (European Civil Aviation Conference) and issued with trays of various sizes, with minimal changes.
After a successful pilot, six more ATRS units with various configurations were installed at the end of 2019 to meet the airport’s capacity requirements, while making optimal use of the limited available footprint. Eindhoven thus became one of the first airports in the world to screen 100% of its passengers’ carry-on luggage with 3D screening technology. The airport’s checkpoint is now composed of eight ATRS integrated with EDSCB C3 scanners, each reaching maximum throughputs as high as 5.4 passengers per minute.
Vanderlande is proud to have contributed to this project and is looking forward to maintaining this fruitful partnership with Eindhoven Airport in the years to come.