L3 Technologies’ ClearScan automated explosives detection system (EDS) for carry-on baggage is the first to pass the new European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC-EU) C3 Standard under ECAC’s testing program.
This standard enables passengers to keep electronics and liquids in their carry-on bags, expediting checkpoint traffic with an enhanced level of security screening.
This follows L3’s June 2017 achievement of the C2 Standard, which allows electronic devices, but not liquids, to stay in carry-on bags.
In the United States, ClearScan also passed the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) certification in April 2017.
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“L3 is committed to providing the most reliable and innovative screening systems that combine safety and convenience for air passengers worldwide,” said Christopher E. Kubasik, L3’s President and Chief Operating Officer.
“We are proud to be the first company to pass the enhanced C3 detection standard with our ClearScan system as we continue to improve our technologies for the benefit of our customers.”
“Our strategy is to remain closely aligned with the evolving needs of the traveling public to ensure a safe and improved experience at airports across the globe.”
Mr. Kubasik added that a major European airport has placed an order for 25 ClearScan systems, with the potential for up to 30 additional units.
ClearScan has proved its superior performance with the largest operational deployment of such systems across the world market, having scanned more than two million bags to date.
The state-of-the-art computed tomography (CT) system offers the smallest footprint of any available checkpoint CT device, making it easy to integrate into existing checkpoints.
As new threats emerge, the ClearScan upgradable software platform can readily incorporate new algorithms.
- Combines dual-energy CT technology and advanced explosives detection
- Detects solid, liquid, sheet explosives and smaller emerging threats such as home-made explosives
Improved Passenger Convenience
- Eliminates divesting of liquids and electronics allowing passengers to save time and use less trays
- A low false alarm rate reduces the number of bag re-check searches required
- Optional integration with automated tray return system (TRS)
L3’s ClearScan has the smallest footprint of any available computed tomography (CT) system, facilitating seamless integration into existing aviation checkpoints.
When combined with L3’s automated baggage handling systems and integrated with the company’s security management software, airports benefit from meaningful operating cost reductions while expediting passengers through the checkpoint.
“ClearScan has delivered proven operational performance with enhanced automated detection at major airport checkpoints throughout Europe, Asia and Africa,” added Al Weggeman, President of L3 Security & Detection Systems.
“We’re pleased to deliver security solutions that provide a better overall experience for airline passengers.”
“This industry-leading integrated solution has demonstrated benefits for both airport operators and passengers.”
With more than 50,000 systems deployed and supported around the globe, L3 Security & Detection Systems (L3 SDS) is a leading supplier of security screening solutions.
L3 SDS solutions are used by the aviation and transportation industries, regulatory and customs authorities, government and law enforcement agencies, and commercial and other secure facilities.
Applications include the screening of people, vehicles, baggage, cargo and packages for explosives, firearms, drugs, contraband and corporate assets.
L3 Security & Detection Systems (L3 SDS) is a leading supplier of security screening solutions, with systems deployed and supported around the world.
L3 SDS has developed and manufactured cutting-edge products for more than 30 years.
Its solutions are used by the aviation and transportation industries, regulatory and customs authorities, and government and law enforcement agencies, as well as commercial and other high-security facilities.