Upgrading from Standard 2 to Standard 3 approved systems

Standard 3 systems upgrade

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 is a certified electrical engineer in measurement/control technology.. He joined Smiths Detection in 2001, serving in various training and product management roles, leading the development of products and their launch into the global market. From 2010 to 2016 Harald was leading the sales activities for hold baggage and conventional X-ray systems. In October 2016, Harald became head of hold baggage solutions, a strategic role to help guide Smiths Detection's product portfolio in accordance with regulator and market requirements. Since November 2018, Harald additionally covers the position of head of air cargo solutions.
Harald Jentsch
Head of Baggage Handling Solutions
Harald Jentsch is a certified electrical engineer in measurement/control technology.. He joined Smiths Detection in 2001, serving in various training and product management roles, leading the development of products and their launch into the global market. From 2010 to 2016 Harald was leading the sales activities for hold baggage and conventional X-ray systems. In October 2016, Harald became head of hold baggage solutions, a strategic role to help guide Smiths Detection's product portfolio in accordance with regulator and market requirements. Since November 2018, Harald additionally covers the position of head of air cargo solutions.