In line with the Federal Government mandate to further strengthen Australia’s domestic and international aviation security, Perth Airport is set to commence a $13m upgrade to its Checked Baggage Screening system across all terminals.

Perth Airport CEO, Kevin Brown, remarked the airport’s top priority is to ensure the safety and security of passengers and their loved ones.

“While security efforts at passenger screening points is obvious, what people don’t see is that each checked-in bag is screened prior to being loaded onto an aircraft,” said Brown. He explained that this behind-the-scenes process is crucial to ensuring safe, secure air travel.

“With the introduction of CT x-rays for all international and domestic checked baggage screening processes, the new state-of-the-art equipment will improve the efficiency of the screening process.

“The new CT x-ray machine will use 3D technology to ease detection of suspect goods in passengers’ checked baggage.”

The airport has engaged local construction company Georgiou Group to deliver the project, to ensure it’s a local investment in local jobs.

Steve Okill, Georgiou Building General Manager, said the company would leverage its experience to deliver the project at Perth Airport.

“We have a solid understanding of what Perth Airport expect when it comes to infrastructure upgrades and look forward to delivering another high-quality upgrade to PAPL,” he said.

“As this project spans all four terminals, our priority will be to minimise disruption to operations while utilising innovation to provide time and cost savings.”

In addition to improving its baggage screening processes, Perth Airport has also embarked on an upgrade to its passenger screening infrastructure across all terminals.

Leave a Reply