Upgrading from Standard 2 to Standard 3 approved systems

The European Commission passed a legislative framework requiring all hold baggage screening (HBS) in Europe be equipped with European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) Standard 3-approved explosives detection systems (EDS) by 2018 in the UK, 2020 for the rest of Europe and 2022 in specific circumstances.

The new standard was implemented to detect higher levels of threats, while lowering operational false alarm rates (FAR).

Upgrading from Standard 2 to Standard 3-approved systems requires redesigning and reconfiguring your Baggage Handling Systems (BHS).

Why? In many Standard 2 configurations, the first level of screening is handled by a standard X-ray system, while a more powerful, Computed Tomography (CT) technology is used at Level 3. With the new mandate, Standard 3-approved machines (typically containing CT technology) will now be used right at Level 1.

 

 

Harald Jentsch
Head of Baggage Handling Solutions
Harald Jentsch
Head of Baggage Handling Solutions
Harald is currently Head of Baggage Handling Solutions for Smiths Detection. In this role he is working closely with divisions like Sales, Products and Technology and Marketing to develop the overall strategy of the business. It includes very close customer interaction to develop the strategic guidelines for the Baggage Screening but also adjacent businesses like Air Cargo and Passenger Screening. Harald’s previous roles in Smiths Detection were mainly in Product Management to guide and develop networking and advanced checkpoint solutions and various activities in roles close to Sales and Business Development.