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Air Canada deploys Morpho’s Itemiser DX for screening air cargo

WILMINGTON, MA–Air Canada has deployed Morpho’s Itemiser DX desktop explosives trace detector (ETD) to screen air cargo, said a release from Morpho (Safran), through its subsidiary Morpho Detection.

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.