Airport Cabin Baggage Scanner Market size exceeded USD 2.5 billion in 2021 and is projected to expand at a CAGR of 10% from 2022 to 2028. The industry growth is owing to the integration of technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), which help in the highly precise & efficient detection of threats.
With the emergence of terrorism, governments are enforcing laws and establishing security measures to ensure airport safety. Government authorities in North America and Europe have implemented & created airport security standards to avert such attacks and tragedies. To combat the illegal smuggling of dangerous explosives, weapons, chemicals, and firearms, the aviation industry is deploying advanced baggage scanners at checkpoints. This developments goal is to decrease passenger injury & danger in airports and on airplanes. The detection of explosives and illicit materials for aviation security is an important area for preventing terrorism through advanced airport cabin baggage scanners. The growing emphasis on the system integration of various safety metrics will support the market expansion.
|Market Size in 2021:||2.5 billion (USD)|
|Forecast Period:||2022 to 2028|
|Forecast Period 2022 to 2028 CAGR:||10%|
|2028 Value Projection:||4 billion (USD)|
|Historical Data for:||2018 to 2021|
|No. of Pages:||250|
|Tables, Charts & Figures:||320|
|Segments covered:||Component, Scanner Type, Airport Type, and Region|
|Pitfalls & Challenges:|
The outbreak of COVID-19 negatively impacted the airport cabin baggage scanner market growth in FY2020. The market declined significantly in 2020 as the pandemic forced governments to impose strict containment measures, regional lockdowns, large-scale mobility restrictions, social distancing, and quarantine periods. These measures to support the economy resulted in increasing investments in the digitalization of airport facilities in the second half of 2020. Market players were focused on providing contactless airport cabin baggage scanners to ensure minimum human contact. This helped the market to gain traction in 2021 as aviation authorities improved existing airport cabin baggage scanning technologies to increase their detection capabilities and efficiency at checkpoints.
Growing demand for seamless entry/exit systems in the U.S. market
The hardware segment in the U.S. airport cabin baggage scanner market will register around 5% growth rate during the forecast timeframe, due to the rising importance of reducing entry & exit processing time at airport security checkpoints. Airport cabin baggage scanner hardware aids in meeting security standards, resulting in major operational benefits such as increased security, elimination of random trace detector searches, simplified passenger experience, and increased staff productivity.
Currently, the federal government along with the airport authorities are developing strategic projects to upgrade the existing airport infrastructure & hardware to offer better services to air passengers and avoid long passenger queues at airports. For instance, in May 2021, Raytheon Intelligence & Space increased the installation of checked baggage screening technologies in all federally regulated airports in the U.S. as a part of the five-year USD 318 million agreement with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
Growing focus on intelligent solutions that deliver security & resilience
Demand for airport cabin baggage scanners with 3D (Computed Tomography) technology in Germany will grow at 7% CAGR through 2028, as they enhance operational efficiency and security management. The aviation industry is witnessing a high adoption of advanced scanning technologies that comply with the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) mandates to ensure the effective detection of prohibited products. Many airports in the Germany such as Munich and Frankfurt airports are focusing on adopting 3D CT based cabin baggage scanners for advanced detection of weapons, explosives, and drugs among others.
Rising airport infrastructure modernization activities in Asia Pacific region
The Asia Pacific airport cabin baggage scanner market accounted for 20% of the global revenue share in 2021, attributed to high investments in infrastructure upgrades. Airport administrations are emphasizing on enhancing security standards & facility efficiency by implementing cutting-edge technologies such as automated lanes and biometrics.
For instance, in February 2021, Changi Airport Group of Singapore partnered with Genetec, Inc., a technology provider of operations & business and intelligence solutions, to enhance & upgrade its security system. This encouraged market players to create innovative airport cabin baggage scanner systems that provide comprehensive luggage content assessments in real-time without interrupting the entire checkpoint operation.
Rising passenger number across the globe will grow the demand for airport cabin baggage scanners for commercial airport services
The global aviation industry is witnessing a surge in demand for commercial aviation airport cabin baggage scanners due to increasing air travel & passenger volume. For instance, in February 2022, the Dubai International Airport accounted for approximately 29.1 million passengers in 2021, a 12.7% jump from 2020 following lockdown relaxations. These factors have encouraged the aviation industry to deploy advanced airport cabin baggage scanners that provide real-time & advanced analysis of hazardous objects and unidentifiable bags.
Market players design airport cabin baggage scanners that can analyze various pictures per second and detect prohibited items in colored x-ray images, 2D black-and-white x-ray images, and 3D CT scan images. The market will witness significant growth in future as airport cabin baggage scanner manufacturers, such as Smiths Group PLC, Leidos, and Rapiscan Systems, offers advanced explosion detection systems with high resolution imaging & throughput.
Strategic alliances form a key strategy among market players
The key players in the airport cabin baggage scanner market include Analogic Corporation, Astrophysics Inc., Autoclear, Gilardoni Spa, Integrated Defense & Security Solutions (IDSS), Leidos, Nuctech Company Limited, Rapiscan Systems, Safeway Inspection System Limited, Smiths Group PLC, Totalpost Mailing Ltd., Vanderlande Industries B.V., Vehant Technologies, and Westminster Group PLC.
Companies are focusing on inorganic growth strategies, such as new strategic collaborations, to gain a competitive edge in the industry. For instance, in June 2021, Leidos collaborated with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to offer checkpoint screening equipment deployment services. As per the collaboration, the company will manage, install, modify, and relocate passenger screening equipment at security checkpoints that incorporate imaging technology and metal detectors. Leidos will also assist in the maintenance of X-ray, explosive trace detection, bottled liquid scanning, and credential authorization systems. Companies are concentrating on expanding their market presence and in securing new projects in various regions.
The airport cabin baggage scanner market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD from 2018 to 2028 for the following segments:
Market, By Component
- Installation & maintenance
Market, By Scanner Type
- 2D (x-ray)
- 3D (computed tomography)
Market, By Airport Type
- Commercial service airports
- Cargo service airports
- General aviation airports
The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- South Korea
- Latin America
- Middle East & Africa
- South Africa