VMD Systems to provide security screening at Atlantic City Airport in US


VMD Systems Integrators has secured a new contract from the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to provide security screening services at Atlantic City International Airport (ACY) in New Jersey.

The current contract has been awarded under the US agency’s screening partnership programme (SPP).

Under the terms of the $19.75m deal, the US-based company will serve as the private screening contractor and deliver security screening services for both passenger checkpoint and checked baggage operations.

If all options are exercised, the total period of performance will continue for 60 months, starting from 5 October.

Under the SPP project, TSA managers at each US airport will oversee the security standards followed by the US agency, as well as contractor performance.

"The US-based company will serve as the private screening contractor and deliver security screening services for both passenger checkpoint and checked baggage operations."

In addition to ACY, 21 US airports are currently participating in the SPP.

The airports include San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Kansas City International Airport (MCI), Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC), Jackson Hole Airport (JAC), Tupelo Regional Airport (TUP), Sioux Falls Regional Airport (FSD), and Key West International Airport (EYW).

The SPP also involves eight other airports in Montana, US.

TSA’s SPP is designed to meet the requirements established in the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA) of 2001.

ATSA required TSA to carry out a screening partnership pilot programme at five airports in the country from 2002.

Since the conclusion of the pilot programme in 2004, all commercial airports have been eligible to apply to SPP.