French airport purchases Morpho CTX 9800 explosive detection systems

Morpho Detection, Inc., a subsidiary of Morpho, announced on Tuesday that the Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport in Nice, France, purchased four high-speed CTX 9800 DSi explosive detection systems.

Because of this purchase, Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport will become the first continental EU airport to screen all passenger checked baggage with an EDS. Delivery of the units is expected to begin this year and all units are scheduled to be operational by early 2014.

"Morpho Detection commends Nice Côte d'Azur for being the first airport in the region to utilize an advanced EDS system at Level 1 to screen checked baggage and protect travelers," Cyril Dujardin, the president and CEO of Morpho Detection, said. "Morpho Detection is committed to helping airports of all sizes enhance the accuracy and efficiency of their baggage screening programs through the deployment of advanced explosives detection capabilities."

The high-speed CTX 9800 DSi systems are designed to screen baggage for potentially volatile material. The scanners use advanced Computed Tomography technology and are capable of screening more than 1,000 bags per hour.

The CTX 9800 is certified by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration and approved by the European Civil Aviation Conference. Morpho's EDS systems are spread around the world with nearly 2,000 in operation.