SOURCE: Morpho Detection

Morpho Detection

February 19, 2014 08:00 ET

Air Canada Selects Morpho's Itemiser DX for Enhanced Air Cargo Screening

Contract for ETD Systems to Meet New TSA Mandate for Explosives Detection

WILMINGTON, MA--(Marketwired - Feb 19, 2014) - Morpho (Safran), through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, today announced that Air Canada has deployed Morpho's Itemiser® DX desktop explosives trace detector (ETD) to screen air cargo.

Under terms of the contract, Itemiser DX was deployed at Air Canada cargo locations to replace legacy systems and maintain compliance with enhanced U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) cargo screening mandates.

"Morpho is pleased Air Canada has recognized the operational and detection capabilities of Itemiser DX by selecting it to screen cargo and meet new security mandates," said Karen Bomba, president and CEO, Morpho Detection. "The ability of Itemiser DX to detect and identify explosives in challenging environments, combined with Morpho's global service teams, gives air cargo companies the capability to maintain regulatory compliance while ensuring peak performance and maximum system uptime."

A lightweight, portable desktop system, Itemiser DX can detect residue from explosives on parcels, bags, cargo, skin, clothing, vehicles and other surfaces.

"Morpho Detection has helped us upgrade our screening capabilities and maintain TSA compliance in an efficient way and with no impact to our operations," said Barb Johnson, Senior Associate, Regulatory Affairs at Air Canada.

First qualified for air cargo screening in 2010 and certified by six global regulatory agencies, more than 5,000 Itemiser DX units have been shipped to air cargo screening facilities, airport checkpoints, checked baggage screening and secure locations around the world. 

For more information on Morpho's detection products, visit www.morphodetection.com.

About Morpho Detection
Morpho Detection, part of Morpho, Safran's (PAR: SAF) security business, is a leading 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 organizations. Morpho Detection integrates computed tomography, Raman spectroscopy, trace (ITMS™), mass spectrometry, X-ray and X-ray Diffraction technologies into solutions that can make security activities more accurate, productive and efficient. Morpho Detection's solutions are deployed to help protect people and property the world over.

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