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Airport Cabin Baggage Scanner Market size worth over $4bn by 2028

  • Published Date: April 21, 2022

Airport Cabin Baggage Scanner Market size is set to surpass USD 4 billion by 2028, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights Inc.

The introduction of mobile baggage scanners at airports will propel the industry share during the next five years. They can be utilized to identify objects in difficult-to-reach areas, enabling an effective luggage inspection. The mobile baggage scanner technology is simple to use and provides a real-time advanced analysis of hazardous objects & unidentifiable bags. An airport cabin baggage scanner is simple to set up and can be tailored to various environments. It is suited for quick mobility, making it ideal for event-based security scenarios. Participants in the industry, such as Leidos and Smiths Group Plc, also offer airport cabin baggage scanners with advanced imaging software that provide image enhancement, stitching, rotation, and storage for evidence collection.

The COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted the airport cabin baggage scanner market in 2020. The industry leaders experienced significant losses in 2020 impelled by the stringent lockdown measures and travel restrictions imposed by the government organizations. The airport cabin baggage scanner industry gained traction in the last quarter of 2020 owing to the introduction of safety guidelines by government administrations on air travel. The industry experienced growth in 2021 as the companies partnered with government organizations to improve airport security.

Rising demand for advanced software with powerful algorithms to detect prohibited items in real-time

The airport cabin baggage scanner market is expected to witness significant growth on account of the integration of software solutions that provide accurate, reliable, and high-speed detection. The software packages include a powerful design structure with a simple installation process and easy-to-use plug & play modules. It is configured to detect contraband materials, narcotics, explosives, and weapons. The software and detection algorithms have been built to be simply upgraded in the future to meet the new standards and criteria. Industry players, such as Rapiscan Systems and Smits Group PLC, also provide software solutions with innovative algorithms to enable the highest level of automated identification of explosives. Improving technological capabilities of the software, such as AI-based baggage scanning software, have enabled airport authorities to augment their security infrastructure, in turn, fueling the market growth.

Browse key industry insights spread across 250 pages with 293 market data tables and 27 figures & charts from the report, “Airport Cabin Baggage Scanner Market Size, By Component (Hardware, Software, Services [Consulting, Installation & Maintenance]), By Scanner Type (2D [X-ray], 3D [Computed Tomography]), By Airport Type (Commercial Service Airports, Cargo Service Airports, General Aviation Airports), COVID-19 Impact Analysis, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2022 – 2028”, in detail along with the table of contents:


Increasing introduction of cost-effective 2D airport cabin baggage scanners drive the market expansion

Airport Cabin Baggage Scanner Market Trends

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2D airport cabin baggage scanners generate horizontal & vertical views of the object under inspection. The system provides multi-dimensional images of the scanned item to aid object detection. The 2D (X-ray) airport cabin baggage scanner systems employ different methods of image enhancement to increase the visibility of the acquired image. This factor will encourage aviation industry participants to partner with leading market players to deploy 2D (X-ray) airport cabin baggage scanner systems in airport facilities.

Growing expansion of the e-commerce sector globally will foster the market demand

The airport cabin baggage scanner market share is increasing as it is designed specifically to meet the demands of air cargo screening for international e-commerce and fast freight. This system supports accurate decision-making and delivers optimum turnaround speed. It enhances operational efficiency and productivity, thus lowering the screening costs per item. The airport cabin baggage scanner layout gives better penetration and image quality, reducing the need for time-consuming re-scans. The industry leaders offer systems with sturdy conveyors outfitted with firmly packed rollers to support the smooth movement of pallets and other bulky & heavy goods through the inspection tunnel. Its small footprint and low total cost of ownership are ideally suited for congested air freight operations.

Increasing government support to boost airport security in North America region

North America airport cabin baggage scanner market is projected to observe a 6% growth rate till 2028 due to the supportive government initiatives to ensure safe airport operations. For instance, in December 2021, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced plans to provide USD 2.89 billion to 3,075 airports across the country to support runway, taxiway, safety, terminal, airport-transit linkages, and infrastructure projects. These factors will strengthen the total revenue share of airport cabin baggage scanners that utilize high definition 2D & 3D imaging technologies capable of picking up concealed objects without repositioning. Administrations are partnering with market players to adopt high-end airport cabin baggage scanners to reduce the overall hassle throughout the checking & screening procedures.

Increasing R&D investments to design innovative products form a key strategy amongst the   industry participants

Prominent companies operating 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. Government authorities are providing funds to the industry leaders for addressing the current air cargo screening challenges.

Authors: Preeti Wadhwani, Saloni Gankar