As the European Union looks set to lift the restrictions on liquids, aerosols and gels in a two phase process – Phase 1 of which begins on 29 April this year, with Phase 2 following in April 2013 – Airport Business looks back to the origins of this issue, the story so far and the security and operational concerns for the road ahead. Report by Ross Falconer.
With more EU legislation on aviation security anticipated in the coming months, ACI EUROPE organised a fact-finding mission for Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) in collaboration with Schiphol Group to examine how the next generation of scanners can become an important tool in airports’ security efforts. Donagh Cagney reports.
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.