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Smiths Detection Technology Chosen for Standard 3 Upgrade at Helsinki Airport

Smiths Detection’s local partner, Oy Machine Tool Co, has been selected by Finnish operator, Finavia, to support the transition to Standard 3 at Helsinki Airport with approved hold baggage screening systems. Included in the contract are eight high-speed, HI-SCAN 10080 XCT scanners, which combine high resolution X-ray technology, computed tomography (CT) and advanced detection algorithms…

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CAAi Launch New Security Management Systems Training Course

The training arm of the UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA), CAA International (CAAi), has announced a new Security Management Systems (SeMS) two-day training course. The SeMS Framework was introduced in 2014 by the UK CAA and the Department for Transport to allow entities to identify and address security risks, threats, gaps and vulnerabilities consistently…

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TSA Awards IDSS a $2.8 Million Option for the DETECT™ 1000

Integrated Defense and Security Solutions (IDSS) has announced that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has awarded a contract option, valued at approximately USD $2.8 million (approx. £2.1 million) under the TSA Accessible Property Screening System (APSS) programme. Under the option exercise, TSA acquired additional advanced DETECT™ 1000 screening systems, IDSS Auto-Diverter Systems as well as…

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Vancouver’s Innovative Travel Solutions Provides Cypriot Border Control Kiosks

Vancouver International Airport’s Innovative Travel Solutions (ITS) has announced the installation of 74 BORDERXPRESS kiosks at Paphos International Airport and Larnaca International Airport in Cyprus. This marks a major milestone for the industry and ITS, as it is the first implementation of permanent kiosks for entry and exit border control in Europe. Hermes Airports Ltd,…

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Oakland International Airport Selects Evolv Edge for Employee Screening

Oakland International Airport (OAK) announced it has installed the Evolv Edge™, a physical threat detection and prevention system powered by artificial intelligence, to streamline its employee screening program. This installation enhances OAK’s security posture by protecting against metallic and non-metallic threats while simultaneously improving operational efficiency. As the second busiest airport in Northern California, passenger…

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Philip Baum & John Strickland Join Coventry University as Visiting Professors

Two aviation industry experts have been appointed as visiting professors by Coventry University. Philip Baum and John Strickland both have decades of experience in the airline business and will be focusing on the university’s BSc Aviation Management and MSc Air Transport Management courses. They will also support the university’s Aviation Management courses that are delivered…

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Gilardoni and MultiX Join R&D Capabilities

MultiX, a provider of spectrometric X-ray detection for airport security and non-destructive testing, has announced a partnership with Gilardoni, a provider of X-ray systems for hand and hold luggage control. MultiX will provide its multi-spectral X-ray detectors and proprietary algorithms, and co-develop new software for material threat detection based on Gilardoni’s already ECAC-approved liquid explosive…