Dublin Airport to Set Framework for Purchasing Scanning Equipment

18 January 2010 (Last Updated January 18th, 2010 18:30)

Dublin Airport in Ireland will allocate €2m ($2.8m) to set up a framework that will allow it to purchase scanning equipment if the need arises. The Dublin Airport Authority (DAA), however, has made no final decision on the introduction of the scanners, which produce X-ray-like images

Dublin Airport in Ireland will allocate €2m ($2.8m) to set up a framework that will allow it to purchase scanning equipment if the need arises.

The Dublin Airport Authority (DAA), however, has made no final decision on the introduction of the scanners, which produce X-ray-like images to reveal packages concealed beneath a passenger's clothing.

The DAA reportedly intends to procure body scanners under a six-year framework agreement and the proposed solution may be implemented in the existing terminal at Dublin Airport on a trial basis.

The solution will be extended to the rest of the terminal if trials are successful.