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Global Airport Passenger Screening Market

Global Airport Passenger Screening Market

Airport passenger screening has come under much scrutiny in 2015 after US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners failed to detect simulated explosives and weapons that successfully passed through checkpoints during TSA-conducted tests.

Global spending on passenger screening for 2014 is estimated to have reached $􂀀billion; it is expected to reach a cumulative $􂀀 billion from 2015 to 2020.

Morpho Detection, a subsidiary of the Safran group, led the global market with estimated revenue of $􂀀million in 2014. Smiths Detection was in second place, and L-3 Communications was third.

The threat of terrorism continues to be the most influential market driver, though efficient checkpoint processing is in high demand by airports to reduce traveler wait times.

Governments and airports prefer to minimize spending on maintenance of screening equipment and employee training that result in operational downtime and affect traveler experience.

North America continues to be the largest consumer of airport passenger screening technologies, accounting for an estimated 􂀀% of market spending. Airport checkpoint operations is the largest market segment, consisting of advanced imaging technologies (AIT), explosives detection systems (EDS), X-ray systems for carry-on baggage, and (in some regions) boarding pass verification technologies.

The passport control segment has the smallest market share; however, innovations such as automated passport control (APC) kiosks in North America coupled with the growing demand for automated border control (ABC) systems in other regions will contribute to growth.

About this report

The events of 9-11 forever changed how the world views airport security and today serves as the rationale for higher security at airports all over the world. Better technologies and more stringent traveler guidelines were developed because passenger screening serves as a last line of defense. Demand for speedier, more-efficient screening has resulted in innovations such as Transportation Security Administration PreCheck, explosive trace detection, and automated passport control kiosks. This research reviews the global airport passenger screening market by identifying major participants, key market drivers and restraints, and regional market forecasts.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • CEO's Perspective
  • Market Overview
    • Market Definitions
    • Key Questions this Study will Answer
    • Market Segmentation
  • Drivers and Restraints-Total Airport Passenger Screening Market
    • Market Drivers
    • Drivers Explained
    • Market Restraints
    • Restraints Explained
  • Forecasts and Trends-Total Airport Passenger Screening Market
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Total Airport Passenger Screening Market: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2014
    • Forecast Assumptions
    • Airport Passenger Screening-Spending Forecast
      • Table Total Airport Passenger Screening Market: Spending Forecast, Global, 2014-2020
    • Spending Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Spending Forecast by Region
      • Table Total Airport Passenger Screening Market: Percent Spending Forecast by Region, 2014-2020
    • Spending Forecast by Region
      • Table Total Airport Passenger Screening Market: Spending Forecast by Region, 2014-2020
  • Market Share and Competitive Analysis-Total Airport Passenger Screening Market
    • Market Share
    • Market Share Analysis
      • Table Total Airport Passenger Screening Market: Company Market Share Analysis of Top 5 Participants, Global, 2014
    • Competitive Environment
    • Top Competitors
    • Competitive Factors and Assessment
  • Checkpoint Operations Segment Analysis
    • Checkpoint Operations Segment Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Checkpoint Operations Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2014
    • Spending Forecast
      • Table Checkpoint Operations Segment: Spending Forecast, Global, 2014-2020
    • Spending Forecast Discussion
  • Maintenance Segment Analysis
    • Maintenance Segment Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Maintenance Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2014
    • Spending Forecast
    • Spending Forecast Discussion
  • Passport Control Segment Analysis
    • Passport Control Segment Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Passport Control Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2014
    • Spending Forecast
      • Table Passport Control Segment: Spending Forecast, Global, 2014-2020
    • Spending Forecast Discussion
  • APAC Analysis
    • APAC Key Findings
    • Spending Forecast
      • Table Airport Passenger Screening Market: Spending Forecast, APAC, 2014-2020
    • Spending Forecast Discussion
  • Europe Analysis
    • Europe Key Findings
    • Spending Forecast
      • Table Airport Passenger Screening Market: Spending Forecast, Europe, 2014-2020
    • Spending Forecast Discussion
  • LATAM Analysis
    • LATAM Key Findings
    • Spending Forecast
      • Table Airport Passenger Screening Market: Spending Forecast, LATAM, 2014-2020
    • Spending Forecast Discussion
  • MEA Analysis
    • MEA Key Findings
    • Spending Forecast
      • Table Airport Passenger Screening Market: Spending Forecast, MEA, 2014-2020
    • Spending Forecast Discussion
  • North America Analysis
    • North America Key Findings
    • Spending Forecast
      • Table Airport Passenger Screening Market: Spending Forecast, North America, 2014-2020
    • Spending Forecast Discussion
  • The Last Word
    • The Last Word-3 Big Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Market Engineering Methodology
    • Additional Sources of Information on the Airport Passenger Screening Market

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