The airport carry-on scanner market has registered a rising demand for cabinet-style X-ray machines in recent years. The growth can be attributed to their accuracy, safety and small size
compared to conveyor belt scanners.
The increasing adoption of similar technologies coupled with an increase in acquisition and merger initiatives by leading industry players is poised to create a favorable foundation for business expansion in the coming years. According to the latest research conducted by Global Market Insights Inc. It is estimated that the total market size of the airport hand luggage scanner will exceed $4 billion by 2028.
Some of the prominent regional advancements that are expected to drive the business landscape are listed below:
Growing investment initiatives in Europe
Several airports in Europe are investing in next generation bag scanning technology. These are adopted to allow passengers to go through security without the tedious process of removing laptops and liquids from carry-on luggage.
An example of this is Heathrow Airport in London. In March 2021, the airport made headlines for plans to introduce a CT technology for hand luggage screening that provided the highest level of detection using 3D images. The system also offered the advantage of advanced explosives detection and could ensure that liquids and electronics remained in the bag. An increase in such steps is expected to boost the regional industrial landscape in 2022-2028.
Increasing number of partnerships and agreements in Asia
Pacific Asia Pacific airport hand luggage scanner market value is mainly driven by an increase in the number of contracts and agreements. For example, in April 2022, Smiths Detection acquired a contract through Donggok Precision Co., Ltd. The contract was aimed at supplying a range of advanced passenger baggage screening equipment at Terminal 1 of Incheon International Airport, South Korea.
After a successful trial period, the company would offer ten HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX scanners that use computed tomography technology to generate 3D images with low false alarm rates and a
very high detection level.
Favorable government initiatives in North America
The airport carry-on scanner industry in North America is estimated to experience significant growth through 2028. The increase can be attributed to an increase in regulatory policy adoption in Canada and the US
Citing an example, in March 2022, the Transportation Security Administration announced plans to spend $781.2 million on scanners that allow for rapid and thorough scanning of carry-on luggage for explosives and weapons. The regulator is likely to install 938 scanners using computed tomography technology at most major US airports in the coming years.
The following years are touted to record an increase in demand for heavy duty conveyor belts due to rising product developments by leading players in the industry. Some of the major companies include Safeway Inspection System Limited, Totalpost Mailing Ltd., Integrated Defense & Security Solutions, Vanderlande Industries BV, Gilardoni Spa, Astrophysics, Inc. These aspects are expected to strengthen the market share of the airport hand luggage scanner in different regions.