WILMINGTON, MA--(Marketwired - Apr 10, 2014) - Morpho (Safran), through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, today announced a contract with JetBlue Airways for 14 handheld MobileTrace® explosive trace detectors (ETD).
Under terms of the contract, MobileTrace will be deployed this year to meet enhanced U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) passenger screening mandates for U.S.-bound flights from select JetBlue global locations. A powerful, user-friendly handheld, MobileTrace can simultaneously detect residue from explosives and narcotics in seconds on skin, clothing, parcels, bags, cargo, vehicles and other surfaces.
"Morpho thanks JetBlue for recognizing the operational and detection capabilities of MobileTrace by selecting it to protect travelers," said Karen Bomba, president and CEO, Morpho Detection. "MobileTrace reflects Morpho's commitment to developing solutions that give airlines and airports the capabilities and mobility needed to protect travelers while planning for expansion and future security mandates."
The first simultaneous dual-mode handheld detector, MobileTrace expands the range of target explosives and narcotics that can be identified from a single sample for faster, more comprehensive screening.
"Working with Morpho Detection has helped us upgrade our screening capabilities and maintain TSA compliance without impacting the customer experience," said Ken Maxwell, Vice President of Corporate Security, JetBlue Airways.
MobileTrace incorporates Morpho's ITMS™ Ion Trap Mobility Spectrometry trace technology into a handheld device. Trace explosives and narcotics detection sensitivity and reliability has already been proven in other Morpho trace-based products at airports, border crossings, military bases and other critical security checkpoints 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 (PARIS: 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.