JetBlue Airways Selects Morpho's MobileTrace for Enhanced Passenger Screening
Handheld Trace Detectors to Screen for Explosives, Meet TSA Mandate
for Secondary Passenger Screening
WILMINGTON, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/10/14 -- Morpho (Safran),
through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, today announced a contract
with JetBlue Airways for 14 handheld MobileTrace(R) explosive trace
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
"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(TM) 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
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(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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