The new HBS automatic passengers screening system checks the baggage of all exiting
By Dan Arkin
All the suitcases belonging to exiting passengers in the Ben Gurion are already checked by the airport’s new system. The initial results have been positive: Few incidents requiring manual inspection of baggage, almost no mistakes and malfunctions.
Top Hold Baggage Screening) system is working perfectly, and that it is still being adapted to work better with the luggage conveyor system. The main HBS components are new, very advanced screening machines. Authority officials told that from a standpoint, the HBS (
Using the new procedures, passengers will arrive at the airport already holding a boarding card, after checking in from their homes, hotels, internet or at check-in counters soon to be installed in the airport. The passengers will present their travel documents to the guards, who will mark their luggage and send it to the automatic screening system, where the screening process will be conducted without the passengers being present. The passenger hall in terminal 3 will no longer feature screening machines.
The HBS screening is automatic, although if a suspicious material is detected in a suitcase it is transferred for a thorough manual check. For this reason passengers will be asked to arrive at the airport with the luggage unlocked, so that human officials can check them without breaking the locks.
Passover, when there’s a much higher demand for flights.The benefit from using the system is double: Saving time and conducting non-biased screening. Manual checks can take up to an hour. With the new system’s aid officials can quicly pinpoint the locations of forbidden materials. Since the system checks the luggage of all passengers, it’s also non-biased. Around 70 million dollars were invested in the system. It was manufactured in the U.S. and developed in accordance with FAA standards. Authority management stated that everything is being done so that the new systems begin work during