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Keeping you informed

Keep in touch with what’s going on at Scarabee. On this page you will find a number of short reviews of our innovative projects and services, as well news of important industry events.

Wally the Trolley

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Non-stop ETD operation

In response to recent regulations and required enhanced screening at airports world-wide, the Scarabee Aviation Group, a market leader of innovative fully functional airport solutions, designed and developed “Wally”. Wally is an Explosive Trace Detector (ETD) trolley, a standalone mobile power source for sensitive electronics. This mobile solution can be implemented with any selected electronics and will help airports to test for explosives fast and efficiently.

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Scarabee Automated Screening Lane Approved By TSA For US Airport Security Checkpoint Deployments

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Scarabee Aviation Group’s solution is the first approved for integration with Smiths Detection’s X-ray scanners for limited operational deployment.

Washington, DC – Scarabee Aviation Group, a leading global provider of innovation solutions and services in aviation, most notably, the Smart Security Lanes at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, announced today that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has approved the company’s Automated Screening Lanes (ASL) for Operational Readiness Testing (ORT) in US airports.

“Automated screening lanes can deliver both efficiency and security benefits to airport operations. We are pleased to offer the first solution to US airports and travelers that integrates with Smiths Detection aTiX systems, which are in use at the majority of US airport security checkpoints,” said Michael Tan, CEO of Scarabee Aviation Group. “The Scarabee and Smiths solution is now available to US air carriers and airports who will now be able to implement the highly acclaimed security solution used at Schiphol Airport and to deliver a next generation passenger-focused experience. We look forward to working with our US partners to deliver innovation to US travelers”

Scarabee Aviation Group, headquartered in Amsterdam, Netherlands and with offices around the globe, has a 25-year history of innovation in security by developing products and partnerships to enhance security, improve efficiency and deliver differentiated and improved passenger experiences. From ASL’s to innovative BagDrop® self-service check-in solutions, Scarabee is helping airlines and airports improve operations, experience and the bottom line. 

Scarabee Aviation Group new Service Provider for 10,000 Airport IT Assets at Schiphol Airport

Scarabee Aviation Group new Service Provider for 10,000 Airport IT Assets at Schiphol Airport

From flight information and privium gates to the explosive trace detector: Good maintenance and management of Airport IT assets are essential for a smooth passenger journey.

Through a European tender, the Scarabee Aviation Group has been contracted as the new service provider for the Royal Schiphol Group. Future new IT assets can be easily implemented and managed. Next to maintenance and support the focus will comprise logistics, spare parts and innovation of the IT assets as well.

Schiphol opens Temporary Departure Hal

Schiphol Opens Temporary Departure

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has opened a new temporary departure hall in response to a growing number of passengers travelling to Schengen destinations. Built to serve approximately two million passengers each year, the hall offers airlines space for check-in and security. Next to six security lanes, the Scarabee Aviation Group also placed 22 Safe-Security Check-in Doors (SSCD) at the check-in desks.

Royal Schiphol Group president and CEO Jos Nijhuis said: “I am enormously proud of the fact that we have completed this departure hall in a little more than six months.

It is planned that the Temporary Departure Hall will remain in service until the end of 2019 when, once the period of use comes to an end, it can simply be dismantled and re-used. The security filters can also be used at other locations later.

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News from Narita

News From Narita

Narita airport debuts self-service baggage drop machines from the Scarabee Aviation Group

During a press event on 28th March 2017, four self-service BagDrop units of the Scarabee Aviation Group have been unveiled at Narita International Airport. The units will be common use of the Sky Team Airlines. It is the first-ever introduction of the automatic baggage drop system for international flight passengers at a Japanese airport.

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With the ambition of extending Update to the capital of Taipei, Taoyuan International Airport Company (TIAC) has introduced 6 Self-Service Baggage Drop-off units at Taoyuan MRT A1 train station located in the heart of Taipei.
It enables passengers to travel to the airport faster, without any burden of baggage and more conveniently. The solution integrates multiple DSC systems from international airlines.

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Thank you

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Thank you for visiting our stand at PTE in Amsterdam. We hope it was a rewarding visit and the start of an exciting quest to develop tomorrow’s aviation solutions together.
Let’s keep inspiring each other to look beyond and find ways to offer ambitious Alex a worthy canvas on which to finish her masterpiece...

Scarabee Aviation Group

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Scarabee at Passenger Terminal Expo 2017

PTE 2017 - Passenger Terminal Expo

Tomorrow’s airport is a special place. It’s a venue where operational and financial efficiency has shifted from being a goal into being a vehicle to achieve something greater. It’s where the person who lies at the heart of aviation, the passenger, has an impressive and lasting experience enriching their journey.

Through these eyes, Scarabee Aviation Group, specialized in facilitating people flows, baggage handling and security checks, aims to inspire airports to look beyond.

We invite you to visit us at stand 6050  to find out what our passenger-inspired business solutions could do for you.

New Security Checkpoint at Cologne/Bonn Airport

New Security Checkpoint at Cologne/Bonn Airport

A new time dawns for passengers and security forces at Cologne/Bonn Airport. This week the new innovative checkpoint has been opened for a trial phase.

The new checkpoint combines state-of-the-art technology with functionality and ergonomics to form a holistic concept: with a constantly high level of safety, the control process is to be made easier, more efficient and more comfortable for both passengers and staff. To this end, the existing procedures were analyzed by the Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI) and by the Federal Association of the German Air Transport Industry (BDL) in close cooperation with local partners - the Federal Police, Cologne / Bonn Airport, Lufthansa Group, security service provider KÖTTER Aviation Security and the Scarabee Aviation Group.

The passengers will not only notice the modern bright optics with plenty of space and clearly recognizable sequences. The checkpoint follows the principle that every passenger can always go through the control process at his own pace, without impeding or limiting himself or herself. This makes the security check clearer and more relaxed for all participants - both for the passengers as well as for security staff.

In the future, up to five passengers can simultaneously fill their baggage trays on the conveyor belt and place them individually. The advantage is that if a passenger is well prepared for the controls and has his items in the carry-on luggage ready, saves valuable time. If a passenger needs more time or support, it can be stress-free.

Through a holistic view, sub-processes should be better connected and the overall process will be made more efficient while maintaining the high safety level.

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Scarabee Aviation Group in the news

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To improve passenger security and speed up the process of moving through airport security checkpoints, the OR Tambo International Airport will implement a new digital security system – the first airport in Africa to do so. The pilot implementation of the Scarabee Smart Security System, which uses a body scanner capable of detecting organic and inorganic anomalies, will be operational at the international departures’ security checkpoint from November 8.


Transforming the Airport Experience in Bristol

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The Scarabee Aviation Group is proud to announce that Bristol Airport, largest airport in the South West of the UK, and England’s third busiest outside London, has put Scarabee’s Smart Security Lanes into operation.

As part of Bristol Airport’s new terminal, the completed extension will comprise 12 security lanes, including a dedicated Fast Track zone which will go live later this year. A pre-boarding preparation area provides a new space for passengers to get their belongings ready for screening, and an automated tray handling system will streamline the process through x-rays and security scanners where required.

Chris Morgan, Bristol Airport’s Head of Security said:

“Bristol Airport continuously focuses on its processes, technology and partnerships with key stakeholders to provide a world class service to its passengers. The installation of the Scarabee security equipment, will improve the passenger experience by creating a more effective and efficient security process which is also in keeping with the aesthetics of the airport.”

“Working on this complex development, in a busy 24/7 operational environment is never easy, however the Scarabee team has been professional throughout. The installation and integration of the equipment met all of our expectations - from the design stage to the completed project. “

Robert Sinclair, Chief Executive Officer at Bristol Airport, said:

“We want to make Bristol Airport the first choice for passengers across the South West of the UK by combining world class facilities with West Country hospitality. This terminal extension raises the bar for regional airports by combining a spacious feel with the latest technology and a real sense of place" 

Cathay Pacific Airways introduces Scarabee’s BagDrop© units to improve passenger experience

Cathay Pacific Airways introduces Scarabee's BagDrop

Cathay Pacific Airways has launched its new self-service BagDrop© units by the Scarabee Aviation Group at Schiphol Airport. After having checked in online or at the self-service check-in kiosk,
passengers will have the opportunity to check in their baggage at these state of the art BagDrop units. The process involves printing of the baggage tags, labeling and dispatching the baggage.

By introducing this system, the airline strives to improve the passenger experience at the airport. By avoiding queues, the system will lead to a smoother and faster check-in process.
"This development is in line with the global trend of the airline to introduce self-service facilities at airports," says Cathay Pacific.

About Scarabee Aviation Group
Scarabee is an international company with offices around the globe. With over 25 years’ experience, Scarabee works closely together with the world’s leading airports and airlines and business partners, developing unique, innovative and tailor-made solutions for the passenger and baggage handling and security sector, resulting in an improved passenger and airport experience.

Scarabee Aviation Group opens new office in Frankfurt and appoints new local CEO

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Frankfurt, May 2 2016 - The Scarabee Aviation Group, leading provider in developing remarkable, innovative and tailor-made solutions for the passenger and baggage handling and security sector, has opened a new office at Frankfurt Airport.

This new office will further augment Scarabee’s services for customers in Germany. The Frankfurt office is the latest addition to a growing list of established Scarabee locations across the globe that already includes Tokyo, Singapore, Dubai and Amsterdam Schiphol.

In addition, Scarabee also announces the appointment of Lars Rosenberger as Chief Executive Officer of the Scarabee Aviation Group Germany GmbH. This appointment will be effective as of 1st May 2016.

We welcome Lars to our team, and I am pleased that Lars has accepted the challenge to further expand our global operations.” states Michael Tan, CEO and Chairman of the Board at Scarabee Aviation Group.

Welcome Reception FTE 2016

Welcome Reception FTE 2016

Thank you for joining us at the Welcome Reception of the Future Travel Experience 2016 in Amsterdam. It was a great pleasure meeting you and we hope you have enjoyed spending time in a relaxed atmosphere, not only networking with other people from across the globe, but also learn about the importance of Sound Airport Processes: good atmosphere, nice surroundings, a place where you would like to spend your free time, where the passenger is in control of their journey and decides what he wants to do.

“You can make the difference; you can make someone’s day.” ...and we hope we made your evening!

Looking forward to meeting you soon!

Scarabee Aviation Group

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Thank you!

PTE 2016 - Thank you for visiting us at Passenger Terminal Expo 2016 in CologneThank you for visiting us at Passenger Terminal Expo 2016 in Cologne. It was a great pleasure meeting you and we hope it has been as inspiring for you as it was for us.
The inspiration and vision we shared together, will help us shape tomorrow’s airport experience. We look forward to meeting you soon!

Scarabee Aviation Group

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Visitors address

Avio Trade park
Hoeksteen 131
2132 MX Hoofddorp
The Netherlands

Postal address

P.O.Box 23514
1100 EA Amsterdam-Zuidoost
The Netherlands
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