EL AL Airlines Selects Morpho Detection’s Compact CTX 5800 EDS for Hold Baggage Screening
Newark, Calif. – August 1, 2012 – Morpho Detection, Inc. (MDI), the explosives and narcotics detection business of Morpho, Safran group's security unit, today announced that EL AL Airlines has purchased two of its high-performance, reduced-footprint CTX explosives detection system (EDS), the CTX 5800™. The first unit has been deployed to screen hold baggage at New York's JFK International Airport. The second unit will be deployed to an undetermined airport this year.
EL AL Airlines, which procures and operates baggage screening equipment at each of their worldwide locations, chose CTX 5800 to be deployed at JFK Airport to compliment passenger screening efforts.
"Morpho Detection is pleased EL AL has chosen CTX 5800 to help meet its high standards for hold baggage screening and passenger safety," said Emmanuel Mounier, president and CEO, Morpho Detection International, Inc. "By leveraging advanced imaging technologies in a smaller and lighter solution, CTX 5800 provides a unique and competitive solution for airports and airlines to increase their ability to identify threats, reduce false alarm rates and lower security costs. Morpho Detection is committed to delivering the solutions needed to help meet security challenges at airports of all sizes, and CTX 5800 is a demonstration of that commitment."
CTX 5800 has been certified by the Israeli Security Agency (ISA), U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and approved by European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) as meeting European Union Standard 3 requirements.
For more information on Morpho's detection products, visit www.morphodetection.com.
About Morpho Detection, Inc.
Morpho Detection, Inc., part of Morpho, a security 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. 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. Morpho Detection International, Inc. is the sales and service affiliate of Morpho Detection worldwide except in the United States, Canada and Germany.
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