Context and challenges
Tahiti-Faa’a airport is located in the middle of the Pacific and drives the French Polynesian economy. As a result of its geographical location, it mainly serves international destinations (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Honolulu, Santiago, Narita, Auckland) and is the second ranking French airport in terms of passengers to the United States. Thus, although of only a moderate size, it has to meet the same safety and security requirements as major airports such as Roissy CDG. The airport is audited every year by the STAC (French civil aviation technical authority) and the TSA (Transportation Safety Administration) for the United States, which represents a considerable requirement for the operator. In fact, non-compliance with security standards could result in the suspension or even prohibition of flights to certain destinations, which could paralyse the entire activity of French Polynesia.
The airport operator has awarded a contract to Assystem for a site protection mission, which includes the supply and maintenance of security systems for the inspection and filtering of passengers and baggage, and the maintenance of the site access control systems.
X-ray inspection scanners
walk-through metal detectors
access control systems