Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport in Nice, France, has entered into an agreement with Morpho Detection, a subsidiary of Morpho to purchase four high-speed CTX 9800 DSi explosives detection systems (EDS) from to screen hold baggage.
Under terms of the deal, Morpho will deliver the systems in the coming weeks, with all units due to be operational by early 2014.
Morpho Detection International president and CEO Cyril Dujardin said that Nice Côte d'Azur for being the first airport in the region to utilise an advanced EDS system at Level 1 to screen checked baggage and protect travellers.
"Morpho Detection is committed to helping airports of all sizes enhance the accuracy and efficiency of their baggage screening programmes through the deployment of advanced explosives detection capabilities," Dujardin added.
The CTX range of EDS use advanced Computed Tomography (CT) technology to screen checked baggage.
With a capacity to screen over 1,000 bags per hour (BPH), the high-speed CTX 9800 checks bags faster and with fewer false alarms, while improving operational efficiencies.
Morpho Detection's CTX 9800 is certified by the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and approved by the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC).
Morpho Detection, part of Morpho, Safran's security business, is a supplier of explosives and narcotics and chemical, radiological and nuclear detection systems for government, military, air and ground transportation, first responder, critical infrastructure and other high-risk organisations.
The company integrates computed tomography, Raman spectroscopy, trace (ITMS), mass spectrometry, X-ray and X-ray Diffraction technologies into systems that can improve accuracy, productivity and efficiency of security activities.
Image: The CTX range of EDS use advanced Computed Tomography (CT) technology to screen checked baggage. Photo: courtesy of Morpho.