Morpho’s Small-Size, Explosives Detection System Approved for Use by EU Airports
European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) Tested CTX 5800™ EDS on display at Paris Air Show, Safran's Stand, Hall 2A, B254
Paris Air Show – June 21, 2011
Morpho Detection, Inc., the detection business of Morpho, Safran group's security unit, today announced its medium speed CTX 5800™ hold baggage explosives detection system (EDS) has been evaluated by the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) as meeting European Union Standard 3 requirements. The CTX 5800 is also certified by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration.
This evaluation gives European authorities and airports flexibility in meeting their security challenges with a choice of a powerful, but smaller-size EU-compliant computed tomography-based (CT) screening solution. EU regulations state all new EDS equipment purchases should meet Standard 3 requirements by 2012.
"The CTX 5800 explosives detection solution customizes CT-based imaging technology for smaller and space-constrained airports, giving them a technology edge to help meet their growing aviation security and operational challenges," said Dennis Cooke, president and CEO, Morpho Detection, Inc. "Successful completion of ECAC evaluation of this small but powerful EDS, along with recent evaluations of the larger CTX 9400 DSi™ and CTX 9800 DSi™, allows all airports to adopt with confidence the detection effectiveness, operational efficiency and customer-pleasing speed of CT-based hold baggage screening."
With the addition of the CTX 5800 to Morpho Detection's industry-leading CTX family of EDS, airport and security operators now have a CTX to choose from regardless of size, passenger volume, bore size or infrastructure requirements. With nearly 2,000 CTX deployed worldwide, Morpho Detection has more EDS experience than all other manufacturers combined.
Morpho Detection's CTX 5800 is being demonstrated at the Paris Air Show, June 20-26, at Safran's stand, Hall 2A, B254.
For more information on Morpho's detection products, visit www.morpho.com/detection.
About Morpho Detection, Inc.
Morpho Detection, Inc., part of Morpho, a business of the Safran group (PAR: SAF), is a leading supplier of explosives and narcotics and chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) detection systems for government, military, air and ground transportation, first responder, critical infrastructure and other high-risk organizations. Following Safran Group's 2009 acquisition of GE Security's GE Homeland Protection, Inc. business, Morpho Detection integrates computed tomography (CT), Raman Spectroscopy, trace (ITMS™ technology), X-ray and X-ray Diffraction technologies into solutions that can make security activities more accurate, productive and efficient. With industry-leading products such as the Itemiser® DX trace detection system, the CTX line of explosive detection systems (EDS), and the StreetLab® Mobile hand-held chemical and biological substance identification unit, Morpho Detection's solutions are deployed to help protect people and property in some of the most important and sensitive world locations.