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July 06, 2015

The development of Real Time Tomography has been heralded as a breakthrough technical innovation in aviation baggage screening – one that is particularly important in light of the EU’s new Standard 3. Airport Business’ Ross Falconer visited Rapiscan, where Frederic Brouiller, Vice President Sales Aviation, Rapiscan Systems, explained more about the technology.

Achieving the highest possible levels of security is, of course, airports’ ultimate goal. A significant change occurred in September 2014; after that date, all equipment newly installed by Europe’s airports must adhere to the EU’s new Standard 3 – the highest standard set by the EU for the detection of explosive threats in hold baggage.

Real Time Tomography (RTT) is a new type of Computed Tomography (CT) scanner that has been described as a breakthrough technical innovation in aviation baggage screening. Rapiscan has been quick to react to the new regulatory requirements. Its RTT110 has been designed to satisfy EU Standard 3, and Frederic Brouiller, Vice President Sales Aviation, Rapiscan Systems, stated that the key innovation is the stationary gantry design. “This allows it to provide detailed 3D images at speeds of up to 1,800 bags per hour (theoretical), compared with 400 to 900 bags per hour with legacy CT systems. It has a full belt speed of 0.5m per second for ease of integration with high-speed inline baggage handling systems,” he said.

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