Newquay to become first UK airport to comply with Standard 3 EDS screening

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Morpho Detection has won a contract to supply and service advance detection solutions at Cornwall Airport Newquay, making the airport the first in the UK to comply with Department of Transport regulations mandating Standard 3-approved explosives detection systems (EDS) to screen all hold baggage by September 2018.

The airport has selected Morpho’s compact CTX 5800 EDS to screen all passenger checked baggage and the company will also supply the baggage handling system components to enable a fully-automated hold baggage screening program.

At the checkpoint, Morpho will supply cabin baggage x-ray systems and walkthrough metal detectors to facilitate a robust, multi-layered approach to checkpoint security.

“Morpho commends Cornwall Airport Newquay for being the first UK airport to meet the September 2018 mandate and is excited to be their partner in upgrading and expanding hold baggage and checkpoint screening capabilities,” said Karen Bomba, president & CEO, Morpho Detection.

“By investing in localized sales and service support, Morpho has created unmatched, field-proven solutions for airports of all sizes to meet current and emerging security challenges and regulatory mandates.”

Richard Thomasson, operations manager at Cornwall Airport Newquay, added, “As a rapidly growing regional airport we want to stay at the forefront of security, service and facilities provision. The new screening equipment shows our commitment to customer service improvement and will help us continue to provide a high-level of aviation security at the airport.”

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