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Lufthansa Cargo to acquire 19 IONSCAN 500DT Dual Trace Detectors for U.S. Airport Locations

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Lufthansa Cargo is acquiring 19 IONSCAN 500DT dual trace explosives detectors from Smiths Detection for all its U.S. airport locations. The advanced desktop detectors were recently placed on the Transportation Security Administrations (TSA) Qualified Products List.

Lufthansa Cargo is the first to deploy the newly qualified equipment for ground-to-air cargo screening in early accordance with the TSA rule requiring all cargo in passenger planes be screened by 2010. It recently announced the creation of new security hubs in Chicago and Los Angeles.

Stephen Phipson, Group Managing Director of Smiths Detection, said, Our investment in R&D continues to drive technology developments in a broad range of screening solutions and this contract underlines how these advances are helping our customers implement the 100% cargo screening increasingly sought by authorities.

Smiths Detections IONSCAN 500DT is a second generation system that can identify small amounts of explosives from a single sample in a matter of seconds.

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