A framework agreement with UK Airport Operator Manchester Airports Group (MAG) to supply and service Morpho Detection’s CTX explosives detection systems (EDS) at three airports – Manchester, East Midlands and Bournemouth – has been agreed.
MAG will use CTX 9800 DSi and CTX 5800 EDS machines to screen all passenger checked baggage and ensure compliance with UK Department for Transport mandates regulating the use of Standard 3-approved EDS by September 2018.
Manchester Airport was one of the first airports to use CT technology for hold baggage screening when in 1995, they purchased 10 CTX 5500 systems. These systems are still operational as a result of a proactive service program and software enhancements
The CTX 9800 is capable of screening up to 1,800 bags per hour (BPH) according to the company. Both systems are approved by the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) as meeting Standard 3 requirements and certified by the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).