Baggage security screening upgrades commence at Perth Airport
Perth Airport will begin investments into new advanced security screening equipment across all terminals, which aims to further strengthen Australia’s domestic and international aviation security.
As part of a significant upgrade to its security infrastructure, Perth Airport (PER) will begin a $13 million upgrade to its checked baggage screening system across all terminals.
The new advanced security screening equipment is being introduced as part of the Federal Government mandate to further strengthen Australia’s domestic and international aviation security.
Perth Airport CEO, Kevin Brown said the airport’s top priority is to ensure the safety and security of passengers and their loved ones who come to the airport to see them off.
“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,” added Brown.
“This behind-the-scenes process is crucial to ensuring we keep air travel safe and secure.
“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.
“We’ve also engaged local construction company Georgiou Group to deliver the project, so it’s a local investment in local jobs. “
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Georgiou Building General Manager, Steve Okill, said the company would leverage its experience in delivering projects within 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,” commented Okill
“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.”