Asian Aviation Editor Matt Driskill is In Conversation with Desmond Lian, head of aviation for Asia-Pacific at Smiths Detection, one of the world’s largest security screening equipment makers on changes coming to the aviation industry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lian has spearheaded passenger checkpoint security screening solutions for numerous airports across the Asia-Pacific, including Narita, Kansai, and Darwin Airport. He designed and implemented APAC’s first integrated computed tomography (CT) screening systems in Jeju Airport, helping them operate at the industry’s highest cabin baggage screening standard set by European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC).
Lian has also provided consultation and helped airports implement remote screening across the region, a measure allowing for fewer points of human contact, and making the travel process safer for passengers and security operators in the current climate of travel. (Editor’s Note: At about 09:06 in the video, Lian refers to Heathrow Airport and a trial of the company’s UV light kit when he meant to say Gatwick.)