Top 5 Vendors for Airport Passenger Screening Systems until 2021, by Technavio

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Key vendors to strategically increase their sales through smart airport concepts

Technavio, a company that develops over 2000 pieces of research every year and covers more than 500 technologies across 80 countries, has announced the top five leading vendors for the global airport passenger screening systems market in their latest research report. This report also lists 4 other prominent vendors who are expected to contribute to this market’s growth between 2017-2021.

To identify the top vendors, Technavio’s market research analysts have taken into account the revenue generated in the overall market from the procurement of passenger screening systems.

  • Metal and explosive detection systems: These devices impose magnetic field within the system portal and induce eddy currents as the metallic object passing through space.
  • Advanced imaging systems: These have enhanced the capability of detecting concealed items in a passenger has encouraged the use of such advanced imaging systems in many of the large airports globally.

This Technavio report, under aerospace vertical, is based on the synthesis, analysis, and interpretation of information about the global airport passenger screening systems market collected from specialized sources. The analysts have derived insights using a mix of primary and secondary research with an aim to provide a holistic picture of the market.

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Competitive vendor landscape

The competition in the market is very intense and is maintained by the established players. The vendors are focusing on distinguishing their product and service offerings to sustain the fierce competition in the market. The products offered by the manufacturers should be technologically efficient to meet the requirements that involve security threats for explosives and non-metallic objects. The vendors are forming strategic collaborations that will help them reduce development costs, increase production capabilities, and expand their product portfolios. The players are competing on the basis of portability, performance, and health and privacy-related issues of screening systems. The companies are collaborating with regulatory bodies to develop next-generation passenger screening systems that can help them establish long-term partnerships with airports and their regulatory authorities. 

Several vendors in the market are focusing on launching systems that adapt to the complex ecosystem of aviation operations. The players are concentrating on developing infrastructure that shares information quickly and seamlessly through all operative verticals. Smart airport systems facilitate seamless exchange of information between airport operators, airlines, and passengers and boosts efficiency and profitability of the aviation stakeholders. These systems are integrated into one single digital grid, which helps in sharing real-time information and deep cross-silo collaboration revolutionizing the aviation industry,” says Avimanyu Basu, a lead analyst at Technavio for research on aerospace.

Top five vendors in the airport passenger screening systems market space


CEIA specializes in the development and manufacturing of metal detectors for security, industrial, and ground search applications. The company offers metal detectors that screen people entering sensitive areas inside buildings to prevent the entry of metallic weapons. Recently, it launched CEIA EMIS-MAIL, an improvised explosive device detector for letter and parcel inspection.

Key products: Hand-held metal detectors, Liquid explosive detection systems, and Walk-through metal detectors.

L-3 Communications Security & Detection Systems

The company manufactures and markets security screening systems across the globe. The company’s screening products include air cargo, checked baggage, aviation checkpoint, critical infrastructure, advanced people screening, and cargo and border security solutions. It also offers advanced personnel screening systems that are based on millimeter wave radio technology.  

Key products: Advanced personnel screening systems and Aviation checkpoint solutions (SafeView).


Nuctech specializes in security solutions and inspection products for airports and offers products and services to customs, railway, highway, urban railway, logistics, judiciary, and other security applications industries. The company offers checkpoint solutions along with baggage handling system screening.

Key products: Millimeter wave personnel/passenger screening systems and Backscatter screening systems.

Rapiscan Systems

The company provides products and solutions to aviation, critical infrastructure, customs and border protection, defense, event security, law enforcement, and ports. It employs multiple technologies and advanced threat identification techniques such as high-speed CT, ion mobility spectroscopy, and neutron and diffraction analysis.

Key products: Metal detectors.


SDI manufactures solutions and systems to detect and identify threats, including biohazards, narcotics, chemical agents, explosives, contraband, radiation, and weapons. The company offers X-ray scanners, trace detection equipment, and integrated security solutions that are used for screening passengers at various airports worldwide.

Key products: Full-body scanners, Hand-held metal detectors, and Walk-through metal detectors.

Other prominent vendors in this market include American Science and Engineering, Analogic, AUTOCLEAR, and Optosecurity.

A more detailed analysis is available in the Technavio report, Global Airport Passenger Screening Systems Market 2017-2021.Technavio also customizes reports by other regions and specific segments upon request.

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