Smiths Detection, a global leader in threat detection and screening technologies, today announced a number of recent wins in China, including the sale of 151 IONSCAN 600, which will be deployed across Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport, Qingdao Liuting International Airport, Shanghai Pudong International Airport as well as Kunming Changshui, Lijiang, Dehong Mangshi, Pu’er, Wenshan and Cangyuan airports managed by Yunnan Airport Group.
China is set to become the world’s largest aviation market by 2022 and the country’s outbound travel market is also forecast to continue to grow.
By 2030, the number of outbound trips made by Chinese travellers is expected to reach 400 million, and Chinese tourists alone will account for a quarter of international tourism.
To ensure adequate support for this growth, airports need to have security solutions that can detect concealed explosives or narcotics effectively, without disrupting passenger flow or experience at checkpoints.
“Airports in China are expected to see a significant rise in passenger throughput and we are honoured to play a role in ensuring the safety of all travellers passing through our partner airports,” said Jerome de Chassey, Smiths Detection’s Vice President for the Asia Pacific Region.
“The CAAC certification of our products is testament to Smiths Detection’s expertise in threat detection and our relentless drive to assure the safety of airports in China today through the delivery of high quality and reliable solutions.
This certification is important to Smiths Detection as our organisation aims to grow market presence in Asia Pacific including China.”