Airport passenger screening systems refers to the screening techniques that employs trained personnel to operate screening devices that are designed to safeguard civil aviation against accidental harms, acts of terrorism and other threats. The passenger screening systems, screen and process people, belongings and cargo to prevent the entry of prohibited items such as metal objects, weapons, liquor products and others. The increase in incidence of security threats on a civil aircraft like hijacking, robbing & bombing, raises high demand for full-body scanners and more advanced passenger screening technologies. The ability of advanced screening systems to accommodate the growth in air traffic without impacting the operational efficiency of an airport on account of adopting biometric technology and more automated screening lines, is anticipated to drive the demand for the airport passenger screening systems in upcoming years.
The airport passenger screening system market is anticipated to record a substantial CAGR of 4.8 % over the forecast period i.e. 2019-2027. The market is segmented on the basis of type into metal detectors, explosive trace detectors, magneto static detectors, full body scanners, and advanced imaging technologies, out of which, metal detectors are most widely used in all the airports, across the world. Moreover, the advanced imaging technology is gaining acceptance on account of the ban on use of full body scanners in certain countries due to the privacy issues and is likely to gain maximum growth during the forecast period. According to our research, the number of air passengers are estimated to grow at an average annual rate of around 4% percent over the forecast period, thus approximately six billion passengers annually are anticipated to require security and screening at airports around the world by 2027. The global airport passenger screening system market reached a market value of around USD 2 Billion in 2018.
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The number of air travel passengers are increasing on account of expansion of economies, the rise in disposable incomes, cheap airfares and efficient airline services, therefore the necessity to ensure passenger safety against critical situations is anticipated to be the prime driving force behind the growth of airport passenger screening system market.
Strict airport security regulations on account of the increase in incidence of security threats and smuggling of prohibited items across the globe is anticipated to provide lucrative growth opportunities in the airport passenger screening systems market. Moreover, integration of advanced technology supporting screening devices to ensure public safety and increase operational efficiencies of the airport, are expected to contribute to the expansion of the market.
High installation costs and the maintenance costs of security solutions might hinder the adoption of airport passenger screening systems. Moreover, rising concern among airport regulatory authorities such as fear of privacy interruption coupled with concerns related to ill health effects of full body scanning, among the air travelers might hinder the adoption of screening systems.
Our-in depth analysis of the airport passenger screening systems market includes the following segments:
On the basis of regional analysis, the airport passenger screening system market is segmented into five major regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa region, out of which, the market in North America region holds the largest market share on account of the large number of airports and related infrastructure in the region. Further, the mature markets of Europe and North America are anticipated to grow on the back of total funding and spending on aviation security in order to meet the challenges of ISIS inspired terror threats and the migration crisis during the forecast period. Further, the market in Asia Pacific region is projected to witness the highest growth rate in airport passenger screening market owing to the rising threats, re-modernization of existing airports and building of new airports to meet the rising travelers’ traffic in Asia Pacific countries. These factors, along with, growing economies, improvement in household incomes, and favorable demographic profiles of the countries; China, India, Thailand and Indonesia are expected to propel the growth of airport passenger security systems in the region.
The airport passenger screening systems market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:
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