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Lithuania Airports Seeks Baggage Security Systems

The Lithuanian Airports company is looking for contractors to install a new baggage management system compliant with the latest international security standards, including a baggage screening system, and self-service baggage drop-off stations at the capital’s Vilnius Airport. Upon completion of these works, the baggage throughput rate would nearly triple: from 900 to 2400 units per hour.

“During the last five years the number of passengers has grown by nearly 50 percent at Vilnius Airport alone. We expect to maintain a consistent annual growth in the future, therefore adequate baggage management is gaining importance and the renewed baggage systems will help increase airport capacity, serve increased passenger flows conveniently and expeditiously, as well as have the equipment which is compliant with all international standards at the new departure terminal”, told Head of Vilnius Airport Dainius Čiuplys.

The new baggage management system will cover a belt conveyor system and a four-level checked-in baggage screening system, including new X-ray machines with an advanced explosives detection system (EDS). A further X-ray machine intended for the screening of out-of-gauge baggage will also be installed. The system will be certified by European institutions and will meet the international ECAC Standard 3 for the screening of checked baggage.

Lithuanian Airports will also acquire an EDS and an X-ray machine for the screening of out-of-gauge baggage at Kaunas Airport in central Lithuania.

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