Following the successful completion of the year-long FLUX (Fast Low Risk Universal Crossing) pilot scheme in May this year, the joint initiative between the governments of the US and the Netherlands has been made permanent and the focus is now on expanding the FLUX Alliance. Ryan Ghee reports.
The XRD 3500 X-ray Diffraction-based explosives detection system (EDS) from Morpho Detection, Inc., part of Morpho, Safran group’s security business, has become the first such system to achieve ECAC (European Civil Aviation Conference) Standard 3 certification.
While the restrictions on the carriage of LAGs (Liquids, Aerosols and Gels) onboard aircraft are not scheduled to be relaxed until April 2011, Kromek has developed the Bottle Scanner, which provides a solution for desktop liquid inspection and which could see the easing of restrictions introduced ahead of schedule.
Security policy remains high on the EU political agenda, with the pressing issue of implementing new rules on LAGs (liquids, aerosols and gels) and the failed terrorist incident on Christmas Day 2009 having reignited the debate on security scanners. Indeed, ACI EUROPE’s recently published Policy Outlook includes security as one of the four key challenges facing Europe’s airports. Philipp Kriegbaum, Chair of the ACI EUROPE Aviation Security Committee, outlined details of the security policy agenda to Ross Falconer.
Increasingly stringent security measures in airports around the world have put an amplified emphasis on the importance of the training undertaken by airport security staff. Ryan Ghee spoke to Jan Wesenlund, director, Hi-Definition Training.