Perth Airport is set to begin a $13 million upgrade to its Checked Baggage Screening system across all terminals, using new advanced equipment.
The upgrade is being introduced as part of a Federal Government mandate to further strengthen Australia’s domestic and international aviation security.
Local construction company Georgiou Group has been selected to deliver the project.
Perth Airport is also upgrading its passenger screening infrastructure across all terminals.
Perth Airport CEO, Kevin Brown, said the airport’s top priority is to ensure the safety and security of passengers, including the loved ones who come to the airport to see them off.
“While security efforts at passenger screening points are obvious, what people don’t see is that each checked-in bag is screened prior to being loaded onto an aircraft,” Mr Brown said.
“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.
“The new CT-x-ray machine will use 3D technology to ease detection of suspect goods in passengers’ checked baggage.
“We’ve also engaged local construction company Georgiou Group to deliver the project, so it’s a local investment in local jobs. “
Georgiou Building General Manager, Steve Okill, said Georgiou 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,” Mr Okill said.
Mr Okill also said that as the project spans all four terminals, Georgiou Building’s priority will be to minimise disruption to operations, while utilising innovation to provide time and cost savings.