Security at Munich Airport

FLIR Systems SR-100 thermal imaging cameras help to protect the outside perimeter of the airport.

Munich Airport, officially named Franz Josef Strauss Airport, is located 28 km northeast of Munich, Germany. Munich Airport is the second busiest airport in Germany in terms of passenger traffic (34.5 million in 2008), after Frankfurt International Airport. It is the 7th largest in Europe and ranks number 28 on the list of busiest airports worldwide.

Within just a few years, Munich Airport has become one of the major European aviation hubs. It is a driving force for jobs and growth within the region. And Munich Airport is preparing to expand even further. In order to increase the capacity from 90 to 120 flight movements per hour, a third runway is planned.

In 2008, for the fourth year in a row, Munich Airport has been named the winner of the "Best Airport in Europe" award in an international survey of 8.2 million passengers worldwide. The annual Airport Survey conducted by Skytrax, an independent, London-based aviation market research firm, is the largest international customer survey of airport quality standards.

Passengers also ranked Munich number 5 in the worldwide rankings behind Asian hubs Hong Kong International Airport, Singapore Changi, Seoul Incheon and Kuala Lumpur airports in the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2008.

The FLIR Systems SR-100 is mounted on a pan/tilt together with a CCTV camera  
A part of the control room at Munich Airport  

The FLIR Systems SR-100 (left) is mounted on a pan/tilt together with a CCTV camera. The system is mounted on existing poles along the runway. (Right) A part of the control room at Munich Airport.

Being among the world's top 5 airports means that international passengers rank Munich Airport extremely high with regard to items like waiting time before checkin and immigration, restaurant staff, retail assistants… Something which is probably not considered by passengers that are passing through Munich airport and filling out a survey, is safety. Travelers consider it to be obvious that an airport is a site where all necessary safety and security precautions are taken.

Passengers that are passing through Munich airport do not only need to feel safe, they have to be safe.



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