Rome–Fiumicino International Airport (FCO) has completed the installation of CT scanners at all security lanes in Terminal 1.

This upgrade means that passengers can now keep liquids and electronics within their hand luggage through security. It will also enable the current 100ml restriction on liquids to be lifted once EU regulations permit.

FCO CT Scanners
By enabling passengers to keep items in their bags, the new technology is expected to expedite the flow of passengers through security

The new machines use X-ray scanners to produce high-resolution 3D images of passenger bags and automatically detect potentially dangerous substances.

Their use will increase the level of security at the airport, while also enhancing the passenger experience by delivering a more efficient and streamlined process.

Ivan Bassato, Chief Aviation Officer of Aeroporti di Roma (ADR) said:

The installation of new technologies with a view to smart security aims to make the passenger experience at the security gate even more effective and streamlined and confirms how our approach to service quality cannot disregard innovation, an enabling factor of ADR's industrial strategy.

FCO’s C3 standard Explosive Detection System was installed by Smiths Detection and is now ready for passenger use following a successful period of testing.

FCO CT Scanners
The new machines use X-ray scanners to obtain a computer tomography of the baggage

FCO Terminal 1 processes around 70% of the airport’s departures. The new technology was introduced last year for frequent travellers, but has now been extended to all passengers.

Installation of the new CT scanners is also now underway at FCO Terminal 3.


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