Publication Month: Nov 2021 | Report Code: TIPRE00026007 | No. of Pages: 131 | Category: Aerospace and Defense | Status: Published
Security screening machines at airports perform passenger or luggage scanning using X-ray (ionizing radiation) or high radiofrequency (RF) radiations (nonionizing radiation). These X-ray full-body scanners provide alternatives to the traditional method of body scanning and extend the detection capabilities of existing technologies. X-ray screening machines are designed to detect weapons, explosives, and other prohibited items hidden underneath clothing. These technologies can also detect explosives carried by passengers in a liquid, aerosol, or gel form.
The growing number of airports, and increasing count of tourists and passengers are propelling the demand for airport X-ray screening globally. Furthermore, the demand for body scanners enabled with advanced technologies such as 3D scanning is expected to provide ample of growth opportunities to the manufacturers of airport x-ray systems. Also, a rise in the incidences of terrorism at regional, national, and international boundaries is also driving the demand for airport x-ray security systems. However, inadequate information, and privacy and health concerns are restraining the airport X-ray security screening system market growth.
Governments of various European countries have restricted the use of X-ray body scanners at airports, thus parting ways with the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The US TSA has successfully installed numerous scanners to screen millions of airline passengers for detecting explosives hidden under clothing, if any. The emergence of millimeter wave scanners will impact the adoption of X-ray scanners as the radiations emitted by the later are harmful for human health.
|Market Size Value in||US$ 2,538.98 million in 2021|
|Market Size Value by||US$ 3,459.82 million by 2028|
|Growth rate||CAGR of 4.5% from 2021 to 2028|
|No. of Pages||131|
|No. of Tables||59|
|No. of Charts & Figures||65|
|Historical data available||Yes|
|Segments covered||Component and Type|
|Regional scope||North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America|
|Country scope||US, Canada, Mexico, UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Brazil, Argentina|
|Report coverage||Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends|
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The onset of COVID-19 pandemic led to lockdowns in many countries worldwide, resulting in a travel ban. This hampered the operation of flights (except cargo aircraft). The airport closure for regular passengers led the airports to experience deflation in revenue; thus, negatively affected the airport x-ray security screening market in 2020. However, with the uplifting of lockdown, domestic flights have begun operating in 2021, which is slowly influencing the need for x-ray security screening at the airport for screening traveling passengers. As the lockdown restrictions are getting easy, the business units, companies, and commercial areas such as airports are reopening.
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Historically, the use of full-body scanning technology was a matter of concern because it displays a detailed picture of the whole body, including skin surface under clothing and prosthetics. However, terahertz body scanners equipped with advanced software have gained prominence with time and are one of the major trends likely to contribute to market growth in the years to come. In terahertz body scanners, software imaging technology helps in masking specific body parts. The officer sitting at the machine cannot see the image; instead, the screen only shows whether the viewer has confirmed that the passenger has cleared up. Conversely, the officer viewing the picture does not see the device scanning the person. The advanced software, in some places, removes the need for a separate officer at a remote location. These units also generate a generic image of a person, with boxes highlighting specific areas of suspicion. If the machine detects no suspicious items, a green screen appears, indicating that the passenger is being cleared.
Further, the millimeter wave imaging technology is also used in body scanning system. This device uses millimeter radio wave technology to automatically detect concealed objects hidden inside or under clothing, including metal/non-metal weapons, liquids, IEDs (improvised explosive devices), and narcotics. For instance, Nuctech Company Limited offers millimeter wave (MW) body inspection devices for civil aviation industry.
On the basis of type, the airport x-ray security screening system is segmented into baggage screening and people screening. The baggage screening segment dominated the market in 2020 and is expected to continue its dominance during the forecast period.
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Based on component, the airport x-ray security screening system market has been segmented into solutions and services. The solution segment held a larger market share in 2020 and is expected to continue to be a larger shareholder throughout the forecast period. The solutions segment includes hardware and software. The solution segment consists of software installed in computers showcasing results for x-ray security screening at airports for baggage screening and people screening. Such as, Smiths Detection Group Ltd. provides FirstView-LINX, which integrates HI-SCAN X-ray imaging and IONSCAN 500DT trace detection systems and integrates with barcode scanners, linking screening results to package identifiers for streamlined reporting.
Product development is a commonly adopted strategy by companies to expand their product portfolio. Leidos Holding, Teledyne ICM, Smiths Detection Plc, OSI Systems, Inc., and VOTI Detection are among the key players in the global Airport x-ray security screening system market implementing the product development strategy to enlarge their customer base and gain significant share, which, in turn, allows them to maintain their brand name globally. A few of the recent key developments are as follows: