Morpho Detection awarded Cardiff airport contract for CTX 9800 hold baggage explosives detection systems

Safran Identity & Security, through its subsidiary Morpho Detection UK Ltd, announces it has won a competitive tender from the largest airport in Wales, Cardiff Airport, to supply and service CTX 9800 DSi™ hold baggage explosives detection systems (EDS).
CTX 9800 hold baggage explosives detection systems

To help meet UK Department for Transport regulations mandating Standard 3-approved hold baggage screening capabilities effective September 1, 2018, two high-speed CTX 9800 will screen all In-gauge baggage at Cardiff Airport. Ensuring peak performance and maximum uptime, Morpho Detection's network of reliable engineers and technicians will facilitate preventative maintenance and rapid-response capabilities for a minimum of ten years. Cardiff Airport will also utilize MUX™ multiplexing software to enable central station and networking capabilities. 

Commenting on the airport's transition to Standard 3 hold baggage screening capabilities, Ceri Mashlan, General Manager of Airport Operations at Cardiff Airport said: "With over 50 direct routes and more than 900 connecting destinations worldwide, our passengers and airline partners depend on Cardiff to deliver a world-class airport experience that keeps passengers and planes moving on time. Working with Morpho Detection to realize the full benefits of Standard 3 hold baggage screening is an important part of our plan to attract additional service and grow." 

Powered by leading-edge Computed Tomography (CT) technology, Morpho Detection's CTX EDS generate unparalleled image quality that results in lower false alarm rates (FAR) and more accurate threat identification. 

"Morpho Detection commends Cardiff for joining a growing number of airports in the UK and throughout Europe who are jumpstarting the Standard 3 transition process by selecting the CTX platform," said Martin Parker, UK EDS Sales Leader, Morpho Detection. "The scalability and expandable detection library of CTX EDS, combined with an unmatched, local service footprint, helps airports maximize return on investment (ROI) on hold baggage screening infrastructure."

Both CTX 5800 and CTX 9800 are approved by the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) as meeting Standard 3 requirements and certified by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). With more than 2,000 units deployed worldwide, Morpho Detection's CTX family of EDS are the most trusted in the world.

Safran is a leading international high-technology group with three core businesses: Aerospace (propulsion and equipment), Defence and Security. Operating worldwide, the Group has 70,000 employees and generated sales of 17.4 billion euros in 2015. Safran is listed on Euronext Paris and is part of the CAC40 index, as well as the Euro Stoxx 50 European index.

Safran Identity & Security is a global leader in identity and security solutions, deploying systems in more than 100 countries. Backed by more than 40 years of experience in biometrics, the company develops innovative technologies for the public and private sectors, including identity management, secure transactions and public security solutions.

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