Bristol Airport delivers £18.7 million baggage system
Created: 3rd Oct 2018
New baggage screening systems have been installed at Bristol Airport to meet a deadline set by the European Commission and the Department for Transport for the integration of ‘Standard 3’ technologies.
This required all hold baggage screening facilities at UK airports to be upgraded by September 2018.
Bristol Airport’s state of the art £18.7 million screening facility was launched ahead of deadline in May 2017, making it one of the first in the UK to do so. Since then, more than 1.5 million pieces of luggage have been screened using the new equipment.
Fraser Dury, Head of Engineering, said:
“We are delighted that Bristol Airport met the deadline for upgrading hold baggage screening to Standard 3. Over the past 3 years we have redesigned our Hold Baggage System, installing six Standard 3 x-ray machines and around 200 new conveyors.
“This was a hugely challenging and complex project which, although invisible to our passengers, makes a massive difference to our ability to screen baggage safely and efficiently.”