Since January 1, 2023, Fraport has assumed responsibility for the organisation, management and performance of the security checkpoints at Frankfurt Airport (FRA). The German Federal Police, which was previously tasked with these responsibilities, will continue to hold statutory oversight and supervision roles, as well as overall responsibility for aviation security. It will also continue to provide armed protection at checkpoints, certification and approval of new checkpoint infrastructure and handle the certification and recertification process for aviation security personnel.
Three service providers have been commissioned to conduct passenger screenings on behalf of Fraport AG from January 1, 2023: FraSec Aviation Security GmbH (FraSec), I-SEC Deutsche Luftsicherheit SE & Co. KG (I-Sec), and Securitas Aviation Service GmbH & Co. KG (Securitas). In addition, state-of-the-art CT scanners from Smiths Detection have been deployed at six selected aviation security lanes since the start of the year. The German Federal Police tested the reliability of the CT technology during a trial run in September 2022.
Also helping to make the security checks run conveniently and efficiently is the “MX2” lane design from Dutch company Vanderlande. The innovative concept, which uses a CT scanner from Leidos, is being implemented for the first time worldwide. Passengers can place their hand luggage on both sides of the CT/checking equipment and retrieve it in the same way. The trial operation got underway in Terminal 1’s Concourse A in January 2023.