Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL)

Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) — operator of the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR) — has signed an agreement with L3 MacDonald Humfrey (Automation) India Pvt Ltd, to install Mach-SmartLane®s, L3’s smart security lanes with automated tray return system.

The agreement comes on the back of a successful trial with L3 MacDonald Humfrey Automation at the end of 2017.   "With the new proposed system, we can now process more passengers in a secure and controlled environment, improving overall operational efficiency and enhancing safety and security. In addition, passengers will benefit from a quicker passage through security checkpoints," said Javed Malik, chief operating officer, BIAL.

Replacement of existing manual lanes will be undertaken in a phased manner to ensure minimal disruption to airport operations. Work on the security hall enhancements will begin with the first automated lanes being installed in the domestic and international checkpoints at the end of the calendar year 2018.