Case Study

Smiths Detection to Transform Security Screening at Munich Airport with 60 3D Cabin Bag Scanners

Over 30 million passengers will soon pass through security in a third of the time


Smiths Detection, a global company in threat detection and security screening technologies, announced that it will supply Munich Airport with 60 HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX carry-on baggage scanners, which should see more than 30 million annual passengers1 speed through security screening in a third of the time.

The ECAC EDS CB C3 approved cabin baggage screening system harnesses the power of computed tomography (CT) X-ray scanning to produce 3D images alongside Smiths Detection’s industry leading digital expertise, therefore eliminating the need to remove electronic devices, liquids and gels from hand luggage. The technology also reduces the numbers of trays that need to be returned, which ultimately speeds up the security screening process and improves passenger and security operator experience

With over 1000 units sold globally, the HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX is the most energy efficient scanner of its type worldwide, featuring low noise levels, zero vibration, and a 30% higher belt speed than other CT X-ray scanners – helping to promote a calmer checkpoint.

Director Sales Germany, Markus Rossmeisl, Smiths Detection said, “We are delighted to be partnering with Munich Airport to supply our industry leading CT checkpoint scanner. Providing an improved security screening experience, the HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX will give passengers more time to relax prior to their flight. At the same time, the systems have been able to improve security and reduce burden on operators, creating a better, faster, safer experience for all.”

The HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX is an advanced screening system for carry-on baggage using CT (Computed Tomography) X-ray to deliver a high level of explosive detection and can allow for cabin baggage to be scanned without removing electronic devices and liquids – expediting the screening process. ECAC EDS CB C3 approval and featured on the TSA’s CPSS QPL & APL for base, medium and large configuration checkpoint CT checkpoint screening systems. The HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX is the most energy efficient checkpoint CT on the market, helping to lower the total cost of ownership and reduce customer energy demands compared to similar products.

  1. Excluding 2020-21 numbers – Based on 2022 figures
  2. Based on trial results from Paris Orly – Aéroports français: l’obligation de sortir liquides et ordinateurs des bagages cabine bientôt terminée? (

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