Smiths Detection2005-01-13 19:46:44

Smiths Detection awarded contract for automatic explosive detection equipment for London Luton Airport

Smiths Detection, has been selected to provide automatic explosive detection equipment to London Luton Airport for its new baggage handling facility. Further advanced X-ray equipment will also be provided for screening passengers' hand baggage. Trace detection equipment, which is an essential component of the screening requirement, will also be supplied as part of this contract.

Hans Linkenbach, President of Smiths Detection International, said "Smiths Detection is very pleased to have won this contract, which will provide this important customer with the best available security solutions available, and confirms the effectiveness of our products and technology in the aviation security marketplace.�

Operations Director of London Luton Airport Andrew Harrison said "We are delighted to be associated with Smiths Detection International and in awarding this contract are confident in their ability to support our security equipment requirements in line with current UK Department for Transport Directives. Smiths Detection's understanding of UK security legislation has helped ensure that the chosen equipment will best support the secure environment provided for passengers using London Luton Airport.�

Under this award, Smiths Detection International will supply HI-SCAN 10080EDtS second generation Automatic Explosive Detection tomography Systems, which are capable of automatically screening up to 1,800 bags per hour and providing the highest detection rate in their class. The 100% inspection of checked baggage has now become a critical element in traveller confidence and assuring the future success of the aviation industry.

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