Spanish airport operator Aena has selected technology company Indra to deploy passenger temperature control systems with thermographic cameras at 13 of its airports.

The systems are already operational at the airports.

The airport operator is working with the Spanish Foreign Health Authority for the installation and monitoring of the thermographic cameras.

The cameras provided by Indra have been installed at the Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas, Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat, Palma de Mallorca, Malaga-Costa del Sol, Alicante-Elche, Ibiza, Gran Canaria, Tenerife Sur, Valencia, César Manrique-Lanzarote, Seville, Fuerteventura and Menorca airports.

The system includes fixed cameras located at the arrival halls and mobile backup cameras that will support random checks at any part of the terminals.

The cameras’ thermographic sensors feature a black body with a fixed temperature to guarantee accuracy.

In addition, the solution can automatically identify the passenger without the need to stand at a certain distance.

The solution is said to be capable of recognising the areas covered by face masks and other items to choose the ideal place to measure the temperature, without any human intervention.

Indra stated that the system provides increased safety without delays, reducing overcrowding and health risks for airport staff.

The solution, designed for temperature control, identification and disease symptoms identification warnings and alerts, is part of Indra’s Mova Protect solutions line.

Last year, Indra was awarded a contract by Argentina’s new air navigational service provider Empresa Argentina de Navegación Aérea (EANA) to supply an instrument landing system (ILS) to support operations in low-visibility conditions.