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Air Canada Cargo selects Morpho’s Itemiser DX for enhanced screening

Morpho (Safran), through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, has announced a follow-up order from Air Canada Cargo for Itemiser DX explosives trace detectors (ETD) with service contracts to screen air cargo.

June 24, 2015  By Morpho Detection

Following a successful deployment in 2014, Air Canada Cargo has purchased additional Itemiser DX units to replace legacy systems and maintain compliance with Transport Canada’s air cargo screening regulations. The government department responsible for developing transportation security procedures, Transport Canada maintains a Qualified Equipment and Services List to help industry maintain compliance with Canada’s air cargo security regulations.

“Morpho is pleased Air Canada Cargo continues to recognize the detection and operational capabilities of Itemiser DX by placing their second order,” 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 an end-to-end solution to enhance screening capabilities and maintain compliance with evolving security mandates.”

A lightweight, portable desktop system, Itemiser DX can detect residue from explosives on parcels, bags, cargo, skin, clothing, vehicles and other surfaces.

“Itemiser DX has performed well in the field and as a result, Air Canada will deploy additional units to meet the growing needs of our cargo business,” said Lise-Marie Turpin, vice president of cargo, Air Canada. “In addition to the detection ability of Itemiser DX, Morpho’s service teams have helped us realize maximum uptime and reliability through a proactive field maintenance program.”


First qualified for air cargo screening in 2010 and certified by seven global regulatory agencies, more than 5,000 Itemiser DX units have been deployed to air cargo screening facilities, airport checkpoints, checked baggage screening and secure locations around the world.


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