Air Cargo Management

Smiths Detection offers “confidence and compliance” as cargo scanner is added to TSA qualification list

Smiths Detection scanner

Smiths Detection’s dual-view air cargo scanner has won approval from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

The company’s ‘HI-SCAN 145180-2is pro’ has been added to the ‘Qualified’ section of the TSA’s ‘Air Cargo Screening Technology List’ (ACSTL) under the latest programme requirements to ensure security of cargo aboard aircraft.

The ACSTL serves as TSA’s official guide for regulated parties to use when procuring screening devices and associated trace consumables in accordance with TSA approved security programmes.

Smiths Detection said the HI-SCAN 145180-2is pro was a “fast and effective inspection system that is specifically designed to meet the rigorous demands of air cargo screening”. The scanner is equipped with two 200 kV X-ray generators, one of which is positioned under the conveyor to deliver “excellent penetration, superior image quality, more efficiency and easy access for maintenance and service”.

Smiths Detection president Shan Hood commented: “We work hard every day to provide technology that both protects people and assets from threats and supports time-critical operations, so we are delighted to receive confirmation that the HI-SCAN 145180-2is pro has been qualified on the TSA ACSTL.

“Due to the majority of air cargo being carried on passenger planes and threats becoming more prevalent and complex, ICAO [International Civil Aviation Organization] recommends 100 per cent security screening of consolidated and palletised freight. Through this screening system, we are able to provide air cargo operators with both confidence and compliance.”

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