As a result, the airport will become the first in the continental EU to screen all passenger checked baggage – referred to as Level 1 screening – with an advanced EDS.
Under terms of the agreement, delivery of the systems will begin this year with all units scheduled to be online by early 2014.
“Morpho Detection commends Nice Côte d'Azur for being the first airport in the region to utilise an advanced EDS system at Level 1 to screen checked baggage and protect travellers,” said Cyril Dujardin, president & CEO, Morpho Detection International, Inc.
“We are committed to helping airports of all sizes enhance the accuracy and efficiency of their baggage screening programmes through the deployment of advanced explosives detection capabilities.”
Capable of screening more than 1,000 bags per hour (BPH), the high-speed CTX 9800 enhances operational efficiencies by screening bags faster and with fewer false alarms.
It is certified by the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and approved by the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) as meeting EU Standard 3 requirements.