Air Canada Selects Morpho's Itemiser DX for Enhanced Air Cargo Screening
Contract for ETD Systems to Meet New TSA Mandate for Explosives
WILMINGTON, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/19/14 -- Morpho (Safran),
through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, today announced that Air
Canada has deployed Morpho's Itemiser(R) 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
"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
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
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(TM)), 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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